Spill Modelling

Ambipar Response are able to offer a range of proactive and reactive modelling services for planning and responding to Oil, Chemical, HNS and Iceberg incidents through our partners at MoreEnergy.

These services can be included within delivery of both our preparedness and response services to members and ad hoc clients. The information generated can be incorporated within technical documents or supplied as a range of clear and high-quality graphics to convey key data and messages, utilising GIS and relevant remote imagery to present data in our clients desired format.

The integration of both 4D stochastic and deterministic modelling within our planning services include spill modelling for:

  • Environmental Sensitivity Impact Assessments (ESIAs)
  • Oil Pollution Emergency Plans / Oil Spill Response Plans (OPEP/OSRPs)
  • Oil Spill Risk Assessments (worse case blowouts, ruptures, leaks and other incidents)
  • Bespoke Training and Exercising Scenarios

The capabilities of these modelling services include:

  • Surface and subsea plume modelling
  • Oil and chemical mass balance, chemistry and weathering processes
  • Short- and long-range modelling including regional and transboundary scenarios
  • Spill response modelling – predicting the effectiveness of containment and recovery operations, aerial and boat-based dispersants
  • Modelling of pipeline depressurisation to forecast releases from damaged pipelines
  • Drill cutting, dredging and pipe trenching deposition modelling

These services form the foundation for reactive spill response modelling on behalf of clients following an incident. Through obtaining and manipulating worldwide 4D metocean and atmospheric data (current, winds, temperature and salinity profiles) Ambipar Response and MoreEnergy are able to assist with:

  • Modelling of airborne releases such as VOCs and combustion emissions from vessels and plant
  • Modelling vapours from oil spills, tank venting releases and odorous emission modelling
  • Rapid response modelling using live 5-day forecast data
  • Realtime Spill response modelling – predicting the effectiveness of containment and recovery, aerial dispersants and boat-based dispersants using real equipment parameters and logistics