OILMAP is an oil spill model system suitable for use in oil spill response and contingency planning that provides rapid predictions of the movement of spilled oil.
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We provide rigorous and informative assessments to support oil and gas operators, offshore wind developers, the shipping industry, maritime safety agencies and port authorities. We have more than 30 years' of experience, having studied and developed computer models to predict the physical behaviour and biological effects of hydrocarbons spilled in the marine environment. These potential events range from those resulting from accidental vessel collisions or groundings, to long term blowouts in the deep ocean. We also measure, model and define the marine environmental conditions. We integrate these critical factors with our fate models.
Our scientists and technology staff played key roles in both the Macondo and Montara spill responses. Through many years supporting these and other major spill events and the subsequent damage assessments we have made significant advancements in weathering and transformation algorithms. These have included those for unique oils that tend to form emulsions and/or tar balls that substantially improve risk assessment and associated response planning. The result is an environment that is better protected and effects that are better understood.
Predicting the fate of short to long-term oil spill events, from small surface spills to long term blowouts
Quantifying the risks of exposure and ecological impact to surrounding receptors
State of the art probabilistic and deterministic modelling and analysis approaches
Simulation of spill response or mitigation strategies for intervention planning
24/7 emergency response modelling services for oil spills
Prediction of oil weathering behaviour and eco-toxicological rating of specific oil types
Identification of source locations posing highest risk of exposure to key receptors
Hazardous vapour assessment related to hydrocarbon spills or blowouts
Financial assurance damage calculations