Blue Ocean Monitoring Presents New Method for Geochemical Surveys

Blue Ocean Monitoring conducted the Yampi geochemical glider survey (Yampi project) a research and development project undertaken, and wholly funded by Blue Ocean Monitoring.

The Yampi project built on the knowledge gained from previous geochemical surveys and incorporated the use of methane sensor technology, never been applied to underwater gliders, to enhance the ability of gliders to detect hydrocarbons in water.

After integration of the methane sensor Blue Ocean Monitoring deployed the underwater glider in the Browse Basin, Western Australia. The glider was capturing methane and fluorescence (a measure for crude oil) data, along with other oceanographic properties, at 1 second intervals and over the full water column for a period of 15 days.

According to the company, survey results were very positive with high concentrations of methane, up to 160 times background measured, this correlated well with historical data sets. Additionally, by using a fluorometer on the same vehicle, Blue Ocean Monitoring was able to analyse if longer chain hydrocarbons were present, which aids in the understanding of whether petroleum systems have biogenic or thermogenic origins.

Blue Ocean Monitoring believes that underwater glider technology with state of the art hydrocarbon sensor packages has great potential to disrupt traditional survey methods by providing highly accurate in-situ data, in near real time for a fraction of the cost.

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6th Offshore Well Intervention Conference Gulf of Mexico

The Offshore Well Intervention Gulf of Mexico conference (OWI GOM) is returning to Houston, Texas for its sixth year on Wednesday 20 – Thursday 21 November.

Featuring Anadarko, BP, Shell, Chevron, BHGE and Oceaneering, the conference aims to help operators transition to the latest compliance updates, WI systems and business models that enhance safety, quicken well access and improve commerciality.

Across two days, more than 200 delegates, 15 exhibitors and 30 speakers will network together and create solutions to some of the most pertinent industry challenges right now, through a conference programme focused on:

  1. Clarifying compliance updates
  2. Quicker well access and safer well control
  3. ​Understanding HPHT well intervention (systems)
  4. Forecasting well intervention activity, discussing new commercial models and comparing platform options
  5. Best practice riserless well intervention
  6. ​The latest well intervention equipment

For registration, speaking or sponsorship enquiries contact Abigail Clifton on aclifton@offsnet.com; +44 (0) 203 793 8800.

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