GL Noble Denton, the global independent technical advisor to the oil and gas industry, has signed an agreement with TAQA Energy BV, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA), to provide a business-critical gas management system for the commercial operations of its Bergermeer Gas Storage facility near Alkmaar in the Netherlands.
The contract will see GL Noble Denton implement its Access Manager software in Bergermeer Gas Storage, which is set to become Europe's largest third-party access underground gas storage facility. Bergermeer Gas Storage will offer more than four billion cubic metres of seasonal gas storage capacity when it begins operations in 2013.
GL Noble Denton's Access Manager will provide Bergermeer Gas Storage with an information and communication platform to manage its third party contracts, allowing client transactions to meet industry best practice and regulatory requirements.
The web-enabled system is specifically designed to support the end-to-end commercial operations of natural gas storage and LNG facilities, using a series of modules to meet the current and future needs of GL Noble Denton's clients.
In addition to managing Bergermeer Gas Storage's storage capabilities and informing operations, Access Manager will automate key business processes and catalogue client transactions.
Using Access Manager's rules engine, TAQA will be able to implement new business processes, as well as implement and model rules for Bergermeer Gas Storage in a fraction of the time it would have taken with traditional systems, helping the company to react swiftly to changing regulatory and customer demands.
Colin Weir, GL Noble Denton's vice president for software solutions, said: "We are delighted that TAQA has chosen GL Noble Denton's Access Manager to manage Bergermeer's client transactions. The facility will make a significant contribution towards the Netherlands' position as the 'gas roundabout' of North-western Europe and we are excited to be continuing our strong relationship with TAQA through this project."
GL Noble Denton will also provide maintenance support and consultancy services to TAQA, ensuring that Access Manager continues to deliver industry-leading results throughout the lifespan of the Bergermeer Gas Storage facility.