Thanks to years of experience and our position as leaders in our field, our oil spill modelling services support every aspect of an oil spill scenario. We excel at incorporating oil spill modelling into both planning and emergency situations.
A primary concern during any oil spill is where it will go. By creating a thorough modelling process and expertly interpreting the results we can help protect complex marine environments. Exploring worst case scenarios, our oil spill modelling identifies resources most at risk and gives decision makers the tools they need to make informed decisions about their response strategies.
The practical in-field experience and expertise of our dedicated metocean specialists ensures expert development of scenarios and a thorough understanding of the practical modelling process. From contingency planning to 24-hour response capability, we can provide comprehensive reporting and interpretation on oil spill models. We stay in constant contact with our customers from the outset, advising them on input parameters and metocean data suitability, helping to develop the scenarios applicable to the predefined risk.
We offer the capability to run surface models in OILMAP, OSCAR (Oil Spill Contingency and Response Model), and OSIS (Oil Spill Information System) and subsea (3D) models using OSCAR to support:
- Emergency Oil Spill Response situations
- Contingency Planning projects
- Oil Spill Training exercises
- Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs)
- Legislative requirements
All three of our models work by synthesising information from a variety of sources, encompassing metocean information (tides, currents, weather, temperatures and sea state) together with spill scenario development (spill volume, release time, oil type etc). Outputs include visual illustrations of potential impact areas, oil weathering profiles and mass balance data.
Information requirements To run a model, we require the following data as a minimum:
- Oil spill scenario details
- Oil properties
- Metocean data
- Output requirements