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Italian Oil Company Eni Taps Airbus Defence and Space and Planetek Italia for Earth Observation Support

Image from BlackSky Spectra, displaying visible, SAR, and IR data over Panama City and the Miraflores Locks. (Images from Airbus Pléiades, Airbus TerraSAR-X, and USGS Landsat). Image courtesy of BlackSky Spectra.

Planetek Italia and Airbus Defence and Space have been awarded a contract for the supply of high-resolution Earth observation imagery and services by Eni, the Italian multinational oil and gas company. With the data and services provided, Eni will have actionable information at hand to improve their wide range of onshore and offshore activities.

Both companies will support the capacity of Eni to get valuable information for its planning, monitoring, analysis and reporting activities, by offering remotely sensed satellite products and value added services, as maritime surveillance and vessel detection, oil spill detection, sea ice monitoring, onshore oil and gas prospect detection.

“We are excited to start this new contract”, said Giovanni Sylos Labini, CEO, Planetek Italia. “We are given an excellent opportunity to assist a major energy company such as Eni in critical operational and decision making activities, providing state-of-the-art satellite products and value added services”.

François Lombard, Head of the Intelligence Business Cluster at Airbus Defence and Space, said: “We are eager to support a big international group like Eni with our fleet of optical and radar satellites. Thanks to our intelligence and monitoring solutions tailored for the oil and gas industry, Eni will get actionable information wherever it is needed.”

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Original published at: https://spacewatch.global/2017/05/italian-oil-company-eni-taps-airbus-defence-space-planetek-italia-earth-observation-support/

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