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Technion Israel Ports
Oil Spill

Oil Spill

Oil spills from tankers, pipelines and off-shore drilling rigs are a major threat on marine and human life. Spills have both environmental and financial consequences, and preparing for the possibility of a spill can redeem much of the potential damage in an emergency situation.
Based on its reach metocean data archive and wave and current statistics, CAMERI employs advanced circulation and oil spill models in order to assess the propagation of oil spills. By this, CAMERI helps the relevant authorities to prepare for and asses the risks of potential oil spills
CAMERI offers a variety of services to the oil and gas industries, while adhering to strict industry and environmental regulations.

Off Shore Facilities

Oil and gas rigs face unique challenges. The engineering plan must withstand turbulent weather conditions at remote locations and extreme pressures at and below the sea floor. Leakage must be prevented during the pumping process, as well as during the transferring of raw materials through pipeline systems. Spills are also a valid concern and CAMERI helps you prepare for all possible scenarios with data calibration and forecast modeling. Designers may rely on CAMERI's circulation models to assess forces on structural elements such as risers, mooring lines etc.

Our team of trained engineers operates on two levels:

  • Modeling the progression of pollutants at sea

This includes risk assessment and devising a deployment plan. Modeling can be implemented to vessel accidents at sea, pipe leaks, damage to oil rigs and failures during the production and refining process of crudes.

1. Risk Assessment – CAMERI collects statistical wave motion and current flow data to determine the probability of a spill reaching critical infrastructures and jeopardizing their operation.
2. Deployment Plan – Once the model is established, the proper precautions and measures can be taken, both on and off site.

  • Real-time operational modeling

CAMERI is currently upgrading its circulation model into a real-time operational model. Once completed, in an emergency situation, CAMERI’s professionals will utilize the vast resources available exclusively to the research institute and asses the behavior of the actual spill, when and where it is destined to hit the coast and the extent of its damage.