Probability-based simulation tool from Wilkens Weather improves weather decision-making


STAVANGER, Norway (August 31, 2016) – A new interactive simulation tool from Wilkens Weather Technologies (WWT) is helping offshore oil, gas and marine companies improve their weather-related decision making. The solution, EnsembleSimulator, uses probability-based forecasts to clearly identify working weather windows for on-going marine operations.

“Traditional weather reports frequently result in uncertainty in forecast confidence because they cannot be easily quantified,” said Mark Walquist, general manager at WWT. “Our new on-demand, interactive simulation tool improves decision-making confidence by using probability in determining project weather windows, particularly for daily go/no-go decisions.”

EnsembleSimulator enables customers to run a variety of weather simulations based on their operational thresholds, for both short-term and longer-range 10-day forecasts, to provide an immediate visual understanding of weather trends and how they will impact operations. The tool’s forecasts are updated four times per day, allowing customers access to the latest weather information, and is available as a web-based or an emailed solution based on the customer’s preference.

EnsembleSimulator is currently in beta testing and will be demonstrated at the Wilkens Weather Technology Exhibit booth #6880 at the Offshore North Sea Conference & Expo in Stavanger, Norway.

About Wilkens Weather Technologies

Wilkens Weather Technologies (WWT), a Rockwell Collins company, is a trusted leader in global, site-specific marine weather forecasting. For more than 35 years, WWT has provided accurate, timely and useful weather forecast information for energy and offshore operating companies. By applying state-of-the-art technology and highly trained meteorologists, WWT advises clients of the elements, whether it is a tropical storm, an approaching squall line, high seas or turbulent winds.

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