Norway–—Blom, the Italian subsidiary of Blom ASA, Europe’s largest company within collection and processing of geographic information, has signed a two-year framework agreement with an expected value of NOK 22 million to supply high-tech remote sensing services to Italian ENI. ENI is one of the integrated energy companies in the world operating in the oil and gas, power generation, petrochemicals, engineering and construction industries. Blom expects the project to start during 3rd. quarter 2009. The collected data will among other be used for environmental analysis, oil extraction and geo magnetic surveys.
The agreement involves execution of remote services through the use of airborne sensors in both Italy and territories in Asia and Africa. ENI will use the remote sensing data to evaluate new investments.
The project will include delivery of aerial ortho and oblique images, in addition to topographic and bathymetric LiDAR (laser) data. The high resolution imagery has a detail level of up to app. 15 cm. per pixel. The collected data will, among other things, be used for environmental analysis, oil extraction and geo- magnetic surveys.