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Sphera buys Petrotechnics to enhance end-to-end operational risk solution

Sphera buys Petrotechnics to enhance end-to-end operational risk solution

Posted by Anasia D'melloJanuary 9, 2019

Sphera, said to be the largest global provider of integrated risk management software and information services with a focus on Operational Risk, Environmental Health & Safety and Product Stewardship, has acquired PetrotechnicsTerms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Based in Aberdeen, Scotland, Petrotechnics is a global provider of operational risk software for hazardous industries. Established in 1989, Petrotechnics has helped keep people safe in hazardous industries, such as Oil & Gas, Chemical and Rail, among others.

Petrotechnics’ solutions are designed to help companies visualise and connect their operations, maintenance and planning processes with frontline risk mitigation software that provides Safe System to Work and Electronic Permit to Work functionality. The company’s software solutions are known for their exceptional data visualisation, configurable workflows, easy-to-use interface and real-time analysis and insights. With decades of collective experience, Petrotechnics also offers professional services from its expert thought leaders.

“Sphera’s acquisition of Petrotechnics expands our base of Operational Risk solutions through applications digitising and visualising risks at the operational level with real-time data from Industrial Internet of Things devices,” says Paul Marushka, Sphera’s president and CEO. “This acquisition builds upon our SpheraCloud product in extending our Integrated Risk Management solution from risk identification to risk mitigation.”

“With Sphera’s longstanding expertise and total commitment to Operational Excellence, Petrotechnics decision to become a part of the Sphera suite of products and services was an easy one,” according to Phil Murray, Petrotechnics’ CEO. “The combination of our software with Sphera’s solutions, will help both our customers and Sphera’s clients enhance their ability to mitigate risks across their global operations.”

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