Share this page with someone.

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Print Email

Improving operational efficiencies while managing risk are priorities for every operation where multiple offshore assets are involved. Operators in Oil & Gas, Ports & Harbors, Offshore Construction and Offshore Windfarm environments need to manage vessel movements and scheduling and maintain awareness of all operations in close proximity. Marlin transforms offshore management, maximizing coordination while reducing downtime in congested offshore environments. Real-time digital visualization ensures that all parties have full situational awareness of current and planned activities of every other asset in the area.

Situational Awareness for Marine Operations

Marlin is a Rule Based Software Solution that combines temporal planning with spatial awareness. The platform uses real-time data to improve operational efficiency, reduce costs and strengthen overall safety performance. It is a scalable, data-driven solution suitable for all types of offshore operations and logistics.

Benefits of Marlin offshore operations management software include:

  • Safety through improved communication
  • Collaboration enabled by integrated digital operations
  • Efficiency delivered by conflict avoidance and reduced downtime
  1. Collaboration and Configuration

    Marlin is a scalable and configurable system providing a Common Operational Picture (COP) to multiple authorized users through Cloud enabled data synchronization. Marlin increases the safety and efficiency of complex marine operations by enabling better visibility of all offshore operations. Real-time data is shared amongst authorized key stakeholders including: the master vessel, 3rd party vessels and onshore facilities. In Ports & Harbors, Marlin provides an optimized digital solution visible to port authorities, transport and shipping companies, terminal operators, and other service providers who need to plan, visualize, schedule, communicate and optimize all activities during a port call.

  2. Real-time Data Integration and Visualization for Critical Decision Making

    Marlin is a secure Cloud-based solution which automatically integrates theater wide data sources in real-time (including AIS, GPS, GIS, Radar, ADS-B, MetOcean and Satellite data) in conjunction with operational plans. Marlin combines the temporal and spatial elements in a unique Gantt based format, coupled to a powerful 3D GIS mapping engine. Automated configurable rule based alarms warn users of potential conflicts in advance, avoiding rushed short notice and potentially hazardous actions. The software’s dashboard module provides customized reports and automated KPIs, driven from an instantly accessible database.

  3. Project and Operational Analysis

    Marlin features time slide functionality for pre-operation planning, post-operations auditing, event review and best practice determination. The auditable database and situation playback enable users to have a more informed understanding of vessel time & utilization statistics, scheduling and movement planning. The Marlin platform helps identify potential scheduling conflicts before they happen, allowing for preventative actions to be implemented, thereby increasing the safety and security of marine operations. Post-mission analytics allow specific events to be replayed from the Marlin database.

  4. Proven Track Record and World Class 24/7 Support and Training

    Marlin has been successfully deployed for a large range of customers worldwide since its launch in 2015 – delivering improved operational awareness and efficiencies in complex marine environments.

    “Marlin improved visualization of the entire operation and we developed the confidence to operate within congested oilfield infrastructure beyond daylight hours, increasing production and reducing the project duration for our client.”

    “During operations offshore West Africa a major E&P company was able to realize cost savings of $4M in avoided downtime and effective removal of operational inefficiencies using Marlin’s software platform”


ION’s operations optimization software has been announced the 2019 winner of the Hart Energy Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation in HSE.
Keep Reading