Peterson, together with founding partners Maersk Oil North Sea UK, Petrofac and Dana Petroleum are celebrating the launch of a new vessel sharing scheme for the Central and Northern North Sea (CNNS) region.
Operating out of Peterson’s Waterloo Quay facility in Aberdeen the vessel pool, which launched on 7 July, currently has two weekly sailings serving four assets; Maersk Oil’s Gryphon and Global Producer III (GPIII) FPSOs, Dana’s Triton FPSO and the FPF-1 of which Petrofac is Duty Holder.
This collaborative approach to supplying the offshore energy industry sees Peterson acting as an independent facilitator as well as vessel charterer. The CNNS pool builds on Peterson’s experience and success managing vessel sharing in the Southern North Sea for more than two decades.
Peterson’s technology and resource sharing culture place the company in the ideal position to facilitate this collaboration. A suite of tools and advanced algorithms developed by Peterson, ensure efficient voyage planning and accurate transparent allocation of costs to each company ensuring all the voyage costs are allocated correctly and fairly.
The ‘Steering Group’ allows elected representatives from each of the partners to come together to set the high level pooling strategy and ensure each operator is fully and equally represented to ensure their needs can be properly planned into the port schedule. There is also an operations committee to manage routine operations.
The CNNS pool members are already experiencing many benefits including maximising efficiency through combining volumes, distance and capacity, increased flexibility in schedules, minimising exposure to the environment by dramatically reducing sailing distances and vessels while delivering costs savings. Vessel sharing also allows for a uniform approach delivered through one standard level agreement, this means maximised safety through standardised processes. Quality is standardised through the groups specific marine operational manual, all of these features mean the CNNS Pool Fleet will be an influencers on the industry.