This project involved a data gathering campaign, a high level capability review of existing aerial dispersion modelling, and the assessment of the performance of current models for predicting the extent of dispersant drift in offshore operations. Having developed Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) models of representative oil spill response aircraft, these were then used to determine the suitability, or otherwise, of the existing aircraft models for incorporation into the DST tool.

AMOG's Senior Vice President, Andrew Kilner, who attended and presented at the conference, stated, "This is the first time we have attended this conference and it was very interesting. In particular, there was a lot of discussion on risk assessments, an area that is also of particular interest to AMOG, given the experience of our Safety Engineering department."

AMOG's presentation was part of the IOSC Session 10: Response Technology Dispersant Operations (Paper 4: Developing an Innovative Dispersant Spray Model). If you would like more information, you may contact the IOSC or contact Andrew Kilner at AMOG Consulting Inc


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