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Dr. Ali Khelifa and Mr. Ben Fieldhouse
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Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
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This project aimed to validate and improve the two correlation models using a well know oil spill model OILMAP, by adding crude oils from outside the GOM for which physical and chemical properties are available, introducing ten new crude oils from the GOM for which physical and chemical properties were measured in this study, considering existing data from large tank tests and field trials/spills, and using data from new small tank tests. The project also aimed to evaluate the sensitivity of the models to water temperature, wind speed and the oil viscosity with the goal to include effects of these parameters into the models.
The Main conclusions of this study are:
Time-window predicted using the SL Ross oil spill model SLROSM and the two correlation models were very different from the time-window predicted using OILMAP oil spill model.
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This Project has been completed.