OCEAN VISUALS TO SUPPORT PETROBRAS WITH OIL SPILL DETECTION AND CLASSIFICATION
The contract aims to support the evaluation of the use of Hyperspectral Laser Induced Fluorescence (HLIF) technology for
real-time characterization and quantification of oil, effluents and water quality. In this research project, Belga Marine and Ocean
Visuals will support Petrobras in acquiring data for qualitative and quantitative analysis, which enables a systematic
monitoring of the surface water or in the water column.
The technology consists of an integrated hardware and software system for real-time detection, verification and characterization of oil
and effluents on the water surface and in the water column on board vessels.
The use of remote sensors on offshore and maritime installations has revolutionized the way in which information is
acquired, allowing the detection, characterization and monitoring of hydrocarbon leaks or effluent disposal at different
scales, with a high frequency of observation and quick availability of results.
“This new technology can be one of the most important steps in oil spill detection. The technology not only detects the oil,
but it remotely characterizes and identifies it, and eventually leads to its origin. With this pilot project, Petrobras will be
able to handle potential oil spill cases in a much more efficient way, using this state-of-the-art technology from our partner
Ocean Visuals and reducing the oil spill impact on the environment”, says Alexandre de Carvalho, Sales and Business
Development Manager of Belga Marine.