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Increased use of satellite monitoring on the Norwegian Shelf

NOFO (Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies) and KSAT (Kongsberg Satellite Services) has signed an extended agreement for satellite-based remote sensing, on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, for detection of acute pollution from petroleum activity. This agreement represents a solid boost for the detection of oil spills on the Norwegian shelf, enabling rapid deployment of an oil recovery operation by having all fields in production monitored daily by satellite.

"NOFO has been working with KSAT more than ten years on the use of satellites for remote sensing. The use of this service is now increasing significantly and that our members put NOFO to manage this is a vote of confidence that we are looking forward to grasp and live up to,

- "It is very gratifying that the Environmental Directorate and the Norwegian Operating Companies again recognize satellite technology as the preferred tool for effective monitoring of the Norwegian continental shelf. The technology has been proven through many years of operational delivery and this increase in frequency will have a significant impact on Norwegian oil spill preparedness in the years to come. It could also have a positive impact beyond national borders by serving as an example of Best Practice when countries look to Norway as an example for the establishment of their own national requirements for oil spill detection monitoring, "says KSAT CEO, Rolf Skatteboe.For further information, please contact: