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Statoil the first to conduct Norwegian oil drilling remotely

Statoil has entered a new era in the oil company with the opening of a control room in Bergen, from which the first unmanned platform on the Norwegian shelf will be operated. It marks an important step, says the company.

Statoils nye kontrolcenter ved Bergen. | Photo: PR-foto: Statoil

Norway's Statoil  has opened a control center in Bergen, which will remotely operate the platform Valemon on the same field which began production in 2015.

From the turn of the year, the platform will operate without crew and instead be remote-controlled onshore from the control room in Sansli near the Norwegian city of Bergen.

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