An integrated model for prediction of oil transport from a deep water blowout

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A discussion on an integrated model for prediction of oil transport from a deep water blowout covers an overview of the oil spill trajectory and fate model; verification of the model by comparison to field experiments; a sensitivity study investigating the impact of the hydrographic structure, gas flow rate, hydrate formation sub-module, and uncertainties in the plume entrainment coefficient; application of the model to a hypothetical blowout off the west coast of Africa; the study location, the local water column density structure, the Nansen Institute hydrodynamic model inputs, the spill scenario, and the application of the oil and gas hydrate blowout model to predict the early stages of the release; simulations of the transport of particulate oil from the termination of the blowout plume until the oil reaches the free surface; and the oil model's trajectory and fate model application to predict the movement and fate of the released oil once it reaches the sea surface until it contacts land. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 23rd Arctic and Marine Oil Spill Program, AMOP Technical Seminar (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 6/14-16/2000).

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Environment Canada Arctic and Marine Oil Spill Program Technical Seminar (AMOP) Proceedings





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