Aker BP and Framo have entered into a long-term contract for seawater lift pumps maintenance which covers all of the five field centers where Aker BP is the operator.This is a continuation of the pilot contract signed by Aker BP, pump supplier Framo and technology company Cognite during ONS in 2018.In 2018, the two companies and Cognite, a global AI software company, set up a digital pilot effort for predictive maintenance of the seawater lift pumps on the Aker BP-operated Ivar Aasen field.According to Aker BP, the new contract represents a huge step within digitalization and predictive maintenance.Going forward, algorithms and sensor data will help Aker BP to increase uptime and reduce maintenance on its seawater lift pumps.The new ‘smart’ contract has a duration of six years, with an option for an additional six years.“Cooperation with Cognite, along with sharing of data, have been essential in arriving at both algorithms, digital boards and an incentive model that ensures value for both Aker BP and Framo. This way of working is in line with Aker BP’s strategy where we create added value together with strategic partners,” says Kjetel Digre in Aker BP.“Basing contract models on real-time data has been uncharted territory. With the release of these data flows, Framo has been able to predict the condition of equipment, foresee what will happen with the pumps in the future, and in turn plan effective maintenance. Together with Aker BP, we have altered the traditional approach to maintenance. We are now continuing this cooperation into the future and over to the other fields,” says Trond Petter Abrahamsen, managing director in Framo Services.
Press Association Newspaper reports emerged on Monday suggesting there had been a falling out but the club have dismissed any speculation the former Manchester United star’s exit was anything out of the ordinary. Keane left Villa on Friday saying he could not juggle his role as Paul Lambert’s number two and his job as Republic of Ireland assistant manager. Aston Villa have rubbished claims Roy Keane had a bust-up with players before he quit the club last week. He had only joined in July, replacing Ian Culverhouse who was sacked at the end of last season following an internal club investigation. Keane said on Friday: “Ultimately, my roles with Villa and Ireland, and combining my commitment to these, has become too much. “It isn’t fair to either Villa or Ireland, so I’ve made this decision. I’d like to thank Paul for giving me a great opportunity to come to a brilliant football club. “I’ve really enjoyed my experiences at Villa and I wish the management team, the players, the supporters and the club nothing but the best going forward.” Ireland boss Martin O’Neill also said Keane needed a break after combining both roles since the summer. “He didn’t have any holiday – he went straight from international duty with us in America to the job at Aston Villa and eventually those things catch up with you, one side of Christmas or the other,” he told FAI TV. First team coach Scott Marshall is currently assisting Lambert. Villa drew 1-1 at Burnley on Saturday in the wake of Keane’s departure and go to Crystal Palace on Tuesday just two points above the Barclays Premier League relegation zone. They are winless in their last nine matches and are the lowest scorers in the top flight with seven goals from 13 games.