BP is deploying RFID technology to monitor its supply chain during construction of the $7 billion Clair Ridge oil platform located in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland.
BP has chosen Mojix Inc., a provider of wide-area passive RFID solutions, to deliver a track-and-trace technology solution that supplies real-time visibility of oil platform components moving from suppliers located around the globe to the platform’s construction site.
BP is using the solution to monitor and manage supply chain assets like tracking crates, heavy lift and out-of-gauge equipment, containers and vessels to improve efficiency and safety during the construction phase.
Mojix’s STAR 3000 system delivers next-generation wide-area passive RFID technology at warehouses and yards, enhancing BP’s supply chain visibility and resulting in cost savings and risk mitigation for the oil and gas industry giant.
“Mojix has delivered a complete and innovative tracking solution that allows BP to monitor its cargo throughout the whole supply chain process,” said Andy Dovey, material management PSCM team lead for BP Clair Ridge. “This ensures that we can manage our materials in a more planned and efficient manner.”
BP deployed the Mojix STAR 3000 system as the cornerstone of its global track-and-trace of the supply chain for the construction of the Clair Ridge platform in Asia. Two different types of tag technology are used by BP including passive EPC Gen 2 RFID tags on all materials and components and GPS sensor telemetry tags on containers and heavy equipment. The passive tag and GPS location information is consolidated from around the globe into Mojix’s centralized, web-based, visibility platform. Finally, commercial ocean vessel tracking information is integrated to the same centralized visibility platform, giving BP an unprecedented single-point of view of the location and flow of goods on roads, oceans, and warehouses.
“Mojix is pleased to have been selected by one of the world’s largest companies to monitor all critical assets in a complex project such as the Clair Ridge project,” said Dr. Ramin Sadr, CEO and founder of Mojix. “Our technology brings significant new efficiencies, risk mitigation and cost savings to the entire supply chain that supports an offshore platform construction. We are pleased BP recognizes the value our technology brings to this important project.”