Deepsea Bollsta

To support Shell and their 3rd parties activity in the South-Atlantic Ocean outside Namibia. Deepsea Bollsta were acquired from Odfjell Drilling in 2022. During transit towards Namibia, Option was tasked to plan, project and set up the KVM system for the operator and 3rd parties.


Managing offshore IT business from start to finish

Together with partners, service companies, third party companies and Lundin, Option designed a technical solution based on our own Rig IT concept design and experience. The project was managed from Norway, but all installation and setup was performed in Vlissingen, Netherlands together with the rig owner and contractors on yard. The Scope of Work's (SoW) key features/requirements:

Video conference systems
Offshore operation and collaboration room
Service and third party company interfacing
Office IT equipment (PC's, printers, monitors, etc.)
Server infrastructure and services
Data room services and design
Telemedicine solutions in hospital
Network infrastructure



Design and delivery of infrastructure and services

A core infrastructure of servers, networks, IT equipment and services for a long life and operations expectancy
Remote work station setup with our proprietary system DESKVIEW™ infrastructure and our own Rack Workstations
Offshore Operations Room with DESKVIEW™, video conference interfaced network and workstations
Interfacing and interconnecting network and services between 3rd party companies service companies and the customer
All expected office IT equipment and services
Wireless network access for users in office landscape
Full information synchronisation between onshore and offshore based on our SYNCSHARE™ system
Data room design and project management for service companies and third party companies
IT project management and advisory for the customer and other contractor
MEDICALL™ Telemedicine solution for the vessel's hospital

Actual up-time close to 100%

On DAT, the drilling vessel left the yard in Vlissingen and headed for location on NCS. Option completed all major installations and structural changes that were required, as well as completing the commissioning during the last transport to location.

The project was delivered within the time frame and cost estimation. The project was handed over to our service and operation team to manage and operate all equipment and services on behalf of Lundin.

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