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Tactical Ice mapping for off-shore Oil & Gas
Main Aims / Objectives
Sea-ice type and extent (both nowcast and forecast), sea-ice features, (ridges, rubble bergs, stamukhas) and iceberg locations.
The scale and level of detail required by the oil and gas sector for offshore operations goes beyond what is traditionally available from national ice centres. The information requirements stem from the need for of operators to support safe and uninterrupted transportation into regions with reserves, as well as the operation of oil and gas exploration and production infrastructure (platforms, seismic vessels, seabed infrastructure tankers and supply vessels).
The prospects for these services are being assessed for the oil and gas sector with Shell in the Beaufort Sea and with Husky in the Labrador Sea.
Technical Officer: Ola Gråbak
Starting Date: 2009-04-24
C-Core as supplier - prime
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland as supplier - sub
eOsphere as supplier - sub
PolarImaging as supplier - sub
Husky Energy as user - partner/collaborator
Shell Canada Limited as user - partner/collaborator