ERA Acute Software

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

The ERA Acute software tool provides relevant visualization of the output results from the ERA Acute method, such as maps, graphs and tables.

The tool has applications for environmental risk management, such as a risk matrix and a comparison tool which may support a spill impact mitigation analysis (SIMA) to evaluate that the best response is chosen to minimize impact of oil spills on people and the environment.

The ERA Acute methodology was implemented as industry standard for environmental risk assessment (ERA) on the Norwegian Continelta Shelf in 2019, and the ERA Acute software is developed to support this methodology.

ERAs are carried out with the purpose to assess and ensure acceptable environmental risk for oil and gas offshore operations, aiming to minimize the risk to the environment. ERA Acute has been developed by leading ERA experts, and provides the mean to evaluate the potential risk from an acute oil spill in the marine environment.

The ERA Acute method includes four environmental compartments: the sea surface, shoreline, water column and seafloor. ERA Acute uses input data from an oil spill trajectory model and biological resource data, and calculates the potential environmental risk (impact and recovery time) for biological resources in all compartments.

Access policy

Organizations (Participants) can be granted access to this service when fulfilling criteria for access below. The general rule is that all “Oil and Gas operators” can become a User organization.

Expert users contracted by EPIM member companies.

How to get access to ERA Acute

If your organisation is new to Norwegian Oil and Gas Association, please contact Service Responsible at for more information.

If your organization is already subscribing to one or more EPIM services, please contact your organization’s Contract Administrator towards EPIM, who will then log on to the self-care portal and request access to the service. If you don’t know who your organisation’s Contract Administrator towards EPIM is, please contact EPIM User Organisation Administrator:


QHSE Domain and Service Responsible: Svein Håkon Fjelltun | | +47 988 99 442