Superior Energy of Houston receives Kongsberg maritime simulator
Friday, May 4, 2012
Norwegian maritime technology company Kongsberg Maritime reports that it has delivered "one of the most advanced maritime training simulators ever" to Superior Energy Services of Houston, to train staff who will be working offshore at Superior Energy's facility in Anchorage, Alaska.
Superior Energy provides a range of oilfield services and equipment. Its working relationship with Shell Offshore was a primary motivator in establishing this facility, Kongsberg says.
The simulator can train ship bridge manoeuvring and navigation, anchor handling, ROV operations, crane operations, process control, containment, and controlled pumping and flaring of hydrocarbons.
It can be used to train simultaneous offshore operations, and develop best practises, covering both surface marine and subsea marine practises.
It includes two offshore vessel bridges, with a 360 degree field of view, an offshore crane simulator, a DeepWorks ROV (remote operated vehicle) simulator and a separate process simulator. There is also multiphase flow simulation.
'At Superior Energy Services, we believe in ensuring our people are as prepared and properly trained as possible. It makes sense from a safety perspective, from an environmental perspective and from a business perspective - it is simply the right thing to do,' said Captain Scott Powell, vice president of Superior Energy.
'Partnering with Kongsberg Maritime provided a depth of engineering capability that allowed us to mirror a physical model-based simulation solution. This is the closest we can come to creating realistic scenarios without facing these circumstances first hand. Our people will be the best prepared in the industry and will have full confidence in the critical skills they will learn with this state-of-the-art simulator. "