Dye Dispersion Studies
Numerical Modeling

A knowledge of ocean currents is often required to address a variety of issues in the offshore oil & gas industry.

For example, models for simulating the transport and dispersion of produced water or bottom deposition of well cuttings need three-dimensional time-varying currents to accurately predict their behaviour.

Current data are rarely available with the spatial resolution required for accurate simulations; hence, Lorax utilizes numerical hydrodynamic models to generate current fields over a particular offshore area of interest such as adjacent to a petroleum drilling or production platform.

These models include the effects of winds and tides, as well as the more subtle effects of variations in salinity and temperature to produce detailed fields of current speed and direction over the time period and ocean volume of interest.