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De Assad L.P.,Federal University of Rio de Janeiro | Da Rocha Fragoso M.,PROOCEANO | Landau L.,Federal University of Rio de Janeiro | Adissi F.,BG Brazil
Proceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE | Year: 2014

The Santos Basin region is located in the southeast part of Brazilian offshore region and contains the most important presalt oil reservoirs. The oceanographic knowledge of this region is very important for the future challenges related with oil exploration and production. The Ocean Observing System for Santos Basin also known as Blue Project started in August 2012 and its main goal is the development of a pioneer ocean observing system for Santos Basin region (Brazil) based on ocean modeling applications and real time systematic ocean data collection [1]. The data collection program makes use of satellite remote sensing and in situ sensors such as surface drifters, floaters and gliders. The proposed methodology is based in three main research work branches: ocean and atmosphere modeling, real time ocean data collection and disclosure of all the generated information. In this work it will be presented the description of the applied methodology and the preliminary results achieved by the Project. Copyright © 2014 by ASME.

Medeiros M.,BG Brazil | Medeiros M.,Statoil | Moreira J.,BG Brazil | Moreira J.,Statoil | And 6 more authors.
SPE Health, Safety, and Environment International Conference (Long Beach, CA, 3/17-19/2014) Proceedings 2014 | Year: 2014

Recent events demonstrate that oil spills are continuous challenges to the oil industry. If preventing oil spills from taking place is the most important priority, with technological assessment of equipment and procedures, preventing spills from reaching the shore is the second aspect to be considered. The coastal environment is where the state/country's assets are located, where economical activities take place, and where mangroves and estuaries that are nursery and feeding grounds for hundreds of marine species are found. To develop strategies to protect the coast, first it is necessary to map the shoreline. Brazil has a coast of over 7,000 km (4,300 miles). Several oil companies decided to work together to elaborate a unified coastal protection and clean up plan. The plan consists of strategic data basis obtained from primary data for each coastal segment. For each segment, information such as access, physical description, sensitivity index, type of coast and recommended response strategies are identified. This data will be plotted in GIS systems and will assist in decision making processes.

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