Software as a Service Provider Awarded Engineering Information Contract on £1.25 billion Norwegian Offshore Development Project

One of the UK's leading engineering information management providers has been awarded - and has already successfully delivered - a £685k contract to deliver Software as a Service solutions that will capture engineering information for the build of the world's most sustainable oil and gas production projects.

Datum360 – which has offices throughout the UK, Kuala Lumpur and Houston – has been appointed by Total to provide a data warehouse for the ground breaking Martin Linge project in the Norwegian North Sea.

Currently under construction – with a completion date expected of 2016 – the Martin Linge scheme brings technological innovations to the oil and gas production industry designed to significantly reduce environmental impacts and enhance operational safety.

With a water depth of 115metres, the development will set a precedent for sustainability by receiving its electrical power from the onshore grid via a 170km subsea cable that will reduce carbon emissions by two million metric tons.

As part of its contract Datum360 has already implemented its off the shelf, proven SaaS solutions; CLS360 and PIM360 which have, not only, captured the specification for gathering the engineering information, but which will now act as the data management warehouse for its ongoing collection and assurance.

And – in an industry breakthrough – Datum360 has managed to implement both of the SaaS products in less than one week, in a sector traditionally dominated by lengthy implementation, failed delivery and spiralling costs.

And with the average engineering information management contract awarded at c.£3 to 5 million, Datum360's contract award could also potentially transform the industry by demonstrating the cost effectiveness available to owner operators through the implementation of off the shelf solutions that can be deployed in rapid time.

Speaking about the contract, Steve Wilson, Co-Founder and CEO at Datum360 said: "We are incredibly proud to have implemented both of these solutions in little under one week. This is incredibly rare in a sector where engineering information management can traditionally take months and years at pilot stage, frequently never going live and costing owner operators millions.

"In our speed and quality of deployment I firmly believe we have demonstrated our capacity to look after the best interests of owner operators. It is ever important to add value, build trust and ultimately do more for less by delivering efficiencies with our experience and SaaS technology."

And this is a sentiment echoed by Total whose Specialist Engineer in Maintenance, Tom N.Svennevig said: "From the outset Datum360 has supplied constant, high quality advice. They've understood our requirements and then, using their SaaS tools, have helped us specify, collect and assure the delivery of engineering information. They've very much become a trusted member of our team."

Crucially Datum360's scope of work supports Total's Operating Philosophy of minimising offshore operating scope by increasing the quality of Engineering Information and thus enabling operators to work onshore. Total expect Datum360's SaaS products to be the center of Engineering Information for the operating phase of the Martin Linge Asset.

As a result of its efforts Datum360 has already been awarded extra work with Total value of £438k and is working with its contractors to effectively extract engineering information from the design process.

Datum360 has a team of specialists operating across oil and gas projects, operations and decommissioning. They have delivered class libraries to most of the world Super Major oil companies and boast clients including Maersk Oil, Total, BP and GDF Suez (now Engie).

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