Oil spill detection and polluter identification for offshore assets

We will monitor, detect, notify and document unintended oil spills on your behalf, including documenting point-, or source of origin. And the most important, we will document that your operation is without unintended oil spills.

The NORBIT Aptomar oil spill detection service is created to let our clients focus 100% on their core business while we take the full control of the oil spill monitoring and detection process, documenting an operation without any unintended oil spills.


Through the service, NORBIT Aptomar tailor and conduct a 24/7 monitoring and detection scheme, in accordance with the technical and operational requirements of our client. The turn key service can be customised to fit a large number of operational requirements in terms of detection volume or time, range performance or specific technologies. All delivered by trained Aptomarin operators specialised in environmental monitoring.


Since the start-up of Aptomarin in 2015, we have analysed over 30 000 potential oil spill incidents giving us a unique knowledge base

Anders Meldal, Manager Aptomarin

Key benefits

  • Detect unintended oil spills on the sea surface from production within given or chosen timeline Detect unintended oil spills on the sea surface from production within given or chosen timeline
    • Meet time or discharge rate detection requirements
    • Continious monitoring with the lowest false alarm rate in the industry
    • Verification and documentation through effective analysis tools
  • Find and document the origin of a potential spill Find and document the origin of a potential spill
    • Track and document produced water
    • Detect and document spills from external sources
    • Polluter identifcation and documentation
  • Integrate the process facility as part of the detection system Integrate the process facility as part of the detection system
    • Early warning of potential incidents before any external sensors are triggered
    • Increased focus on specific areas of the operation
    • Documentation and analysis of the chain of events
  • One monitoring and detection service for all your operations One monitoring and detection service for all your operations
    • Exploit exiting investments and create a robust monitoring and detection platform
    • Utlize the knowledge of Aptomarin to ensure early detection with low number of false alarms
    • Reduce the need for involving offshore personnel and resources, saving both time and money
  • Complete documentation and reporting package Complete documentation and reporting package
    • Work process, procedures and manuals adapted to the operation at hand
    • Hourly, daily and weekly reports documenting an operation withouth unintended oil spills
    • Spill reports on potential spills, verified or discarded, from own operation or external sources
Detect unintended oil spills on the sea surface from production within given or chosen timeline Detect unintended oil spills on the sea surface from production within given or chosen timeline
  • Meet time or discharge rate detection requirements
  • Continious monitoring with the lowest false alarm rate in the industry
  • Verification and documentation through effective analysis tools
Find and document the origin of a potential spill Find and document the origin of a potential spill
  • Track and document produced water
  • Detect and document spills from external sources
  • Polluter identifcation and documentation
Integrate the process facility as part of the detection system Integrate the process facility as part of the detection system
  • Early warning of potential incidents before any external sensors are triggered
  • Increased focus on specific areas of the operation
  • Documentation and analysis of the chain of events
One monitoring and detection service for all your operations One monitoring and detection service for all your operations
  • Exploit exiting investments and create a robust monitoring and detection platform
  • Utlize the knowledge of Aptomarin to ensure early detection with low number of false alarms
  • Reduce the need for involving offshore personnel and resources, saving both time and money
Complete documentation and reporting package Complete documentation and reporting package
  • Work process, procedures and manuals adapted to the operation at hand
  • Hourly, daily and weekly reports documenting an operation withouth unintended oil spills
  • Spill reports on potential spills, verified or discarded, from own operation or external sources

Quick, easy and cost efficient to add additional monitoring services

The following add-on services can be integrated into the oil spill detection service

Vessel on collision course

  • Detect and notify on vessels on collision course
  • Monitor, document, and alert on the activity outside the safety and precaution zones
  • Documentation and reporting on activity and incidents

Monitoring of Birds and Mammals

  • Detect, identify and count birds and mammals in the area of interest
  • Reporting and statistics
  • Effectuate counter measures

Ice detection

  • Detect and monitor free floating, incoming or nearby ice (growlers, bergy bits, ice bergs)
  • Establish common operating picture with ice management personnel and resources
  • Threat assessment, alerts, and report on conditions, incidents and accidents


Why Aptomarin

  • Your own 24/7 marine control center Your own 24/7 marine control center
    • Skilled and certified marine personel​, working on your behalf to safeguard your operation
    • Will be responsible, on your behalf, to manage the chosen monitoring, reporting or logistic tasks
    • Documentation and reporting in close collaboration with offshore resources
  • Cost efficient Cost efficient
    • Your own certified 24/7 organization at a fraction of the price
    • Utilize installed equipment, or add new cost efficient components
    • Adapted to both short or long term contratcs, delivered as a monthly or yearly OPEX service
  • Turn key service Turn key service
    • We take responsibility for the technical setup and solutions
    • We will act and think on your behalf, safeguarding offshore personnel, the environment and assets
    • Training, exercises, documentation and reporting; all delivered as part of the service
Your own 24/7 marine control center Your own 24/7 marine control center
  • Skilled and certified marine personel​, working on your behalf to safeguard your operation
  • Will be responsible, on your behalf, to manage the chosen monitoring, reporting or logistic tasks
  • Documentation and reporting in close collaboration with offshore resources
Cost efficient Cost efficient
  • Your own certified 24/7 organization at a fraction of the price
  • Utilize installed equipment, or add new cost efficient components
  • Adapted to both short or long term contratcs, delivered as a monthly or yearly OPEX service
Turn key service Turn key service
  • We take responsibility for the technical setup and solutions
  • We will act and think on your behalf, safeguarding offshore personnel, the environment and assets
  • Training, exercises, documentation and reporting; all delivered as part of the service

State of the art oil spill detection system

The NORBIT Aptomar oil spill detection system is developed based on over a decade of experience with remote sensing tools, oil spill detection, oil spill combating and tactical collaboration and information sharing. The result is a field monitoring system with the lowest false alarm rate in the industry, based on the sensors and data sources you already have available.

What is included in the service?

On behalf of our client, NORBIT Aptomar will take the responsibility and manage the tasks needed to deliver and run a robust oil spill detection service, including:

  • Onshore and offshore sensors, software and reporting tools
  • Installation, setup and commissioning of chosen equipment
  • Operation-specific user-manuals, process description and work procedures
  • Training and follow up of involved personnel
  • 24/7 monitoring, detection and notification
  • Reporting and documentation

Example manuals and reports