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4Subsea to provide monitoring services for Vår Energi's West Phoenix rig

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4Subsea has been awarded a three-year service agreement with Vår Energi to monitor and analyse wellhead integrity to ensure safe operations for the Balder Future drilling and completion operations.

The SWIM™ service employs retrofittable subsea sensors to measure movement and strain on the wellhead. It applies advanced algorithms and machine learning combined with deep domain expertise to monitor fatigue damage accumulation, well support and structural integrity.

The service creates a digital twin of the well and riser systems combined with boundary conditions and updated with sensor data. Sensor data is collected using remotely operated underwater vehicles and uploaded to 4Subsea's digital service 4insight®, which performs advanced analysis on the data.

Peter Jenkins, CEO of 4Subsea, said: "We are pleased that Vår Energi has chosen SWIM and 4insight for their drilling and completion operations on Balder Future operations. These services have proven to reduce operational risk and costs during complex operations and are great demonstrations of the digital transformation of offshore operations to increase safety."

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