as a project manager helped to build a radio control system for gas production platforms.
€2.6 million savings in gas production 2008** through radio control and monitoring of North Sea platforms
VALUE FOR BASF
Economic production of natural gas
Natural gas production by satellite The Center for Remote Controlled Operations (RCO) in Den Helder, the Netherlands, contributes to the economic use of small and medium-sized deposits. The remote controlled operations result in savings of €2.6 million annually, among other things, in helicopter logistics. In this way, the RCO team contributes to the economically effective development of offshore reserves, while at the same time significantly improving BASF’s competitiveness as a natural gas operator. The project won BASF’s Innovation Award 2008.
In one of the most modern control centers in the world, the BASF subsidiary Wintershall operates gas production platforms in the Dutch North Sea.
VALUE FOR SOCIETY
Conserving resourcesSafeguarding supplies through RCO The radio monitoring system RCO supports our Gas for Europe strategy, with which we are helping to meet Europe’s increasing natural gas needs. Our strategy makes a contribution to ensuring energy supplies for the future. Natural gas is the fossil fuel with the least amount of specific CO2 emissions.
The F16 is one of 18 offshore platforms that Wintershall monitors by radio.