Research

Recovery of Oil under Solid Ice

Project Number
1105
Program
Progress Date
07/19/2022
Category
Project Initiation Date
08/18/2020
Performing Activity
Principal Investigator
Daniel Pol
Contracting Agency
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Contract Award Value
$274,622.00
Estimated Completion Date
07/26/2022
Description

This project designed an ROV mounted tooling skid to detect, inspect, and recover pockets of oil under solid ice, and to scrape and remove oil-laden ice crystals formed on the underside of the ice. The tooling skid consists of a pumping system, a manipulator arm with collection nozzle and scraping tool, navigation, and lighting to allow differentiation of oil, water, and ice. It has a standardized “plug and play” power and data protocol such that it can be used with any qualified ROV. The contractor completed the tooling skid design and identified multiple ROVs that could accommodate the tooling skid.

Latest progress update

The project is complete. The attached report details the final system design.

Status
Completed
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2021.
Peer Review Status
N/A