The buoy will provide Premier with an autonomous intelligent platform to provide communications and remote monitoring services at its Huntington field in the North Sea, OPT said in a news release.
The buoy will be leased for nine months — pending certain criteria in the first three months — with an option to extend and a purchase option.
“We are excited to be supporting Premier in their decommissioning activities with our PB3 PowerBuoy, which delivers a reliable autonomous solution for surveillance and monitoring,” OPT CEO and President George H. Kirby said in a prepared statement. “This deployment is the culmination of the tremendous effort and dedication of the entire OPT team in close collaboration with Premier.”
Oil & Gas Technology Centre provided co-funding, support and technical input for the buoy, OPT noted.