Analyse and visualise environmental risk


A software tool to assess and ensure acceptable environmental risk for offshore operations

The ERA Acute methodology was implemented as industry standard for environmental risk assessment (ERA) on the NCS in 2019. The service is a desktop software application developed to support performing environmental risk assessments based on this methodology.

The ERA Acute service provides visualisation of the results, such as maps, graphs and tables. The tool has applications for environmental risk management, such as a risk matrix and a comparison tool. The comparison tool can be used to support a spill impact mitigation analysis (SIMA) in order to evaluate the best response option to minimise impact of oil spills on the environment.

Description of the ERA Acute methodology

✓  Decommissioning
✓  Development
✓  Exploration
✓  Operations


Provides relevant visualization of the output results from the ERA Acute method, such as maps, graphs and tables

Risk assessment based on the ERA Acute methodology.

Environmental risk assessment related to acute spills offshore.

Standardisation of environmental risk analysis and result presentation.

ERA performance independent of operator and consultants.

Flexibility for operators in risk evaluation performance and evaluation of risk reducing measures.


What is the cost of the service?

This is a basic service, and no specific service fee applies.

Who can get access?

NCS operators or ERA consultancies contracted by NCS operators.


Contact information


Anne-Lise Søyland, Manager regulations and operational management
+47 916 94 887 /


Monday – Friday (08:00 – 16:00)