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Metocean forecast to avoid down time

CLS_OFF.3.4 : Metocean forecast to avoid down time

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Challenge ID

CLS_OFF.3.4

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Title

Metocean forecast to avoid down time

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Originator of Challenge

Tullow Oil

 

General description

 

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What data/products do you currently use ?

Consultancy,

Metocean model data Hycom, ECMWF, NCEP

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When do you use this kind of dataset?

The main use of these forecast data is to look for a weather window to conduct operations.

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What are your actual limitations and do you have a work around? 

n/a

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Needs and expectations on EO data

n/a

 

Challenge classification

 

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Lifecycle stage

Pre license

Exp.

Dev.

Prod.

Decom.

Score from impact

 

 

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Geographic context/restrictions

  • West Africa
  • French Guyana
  • Namibia
  • Mozambique Channel

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Topographic classification / Offshore classification

  • Shallow Water (satellite bathymetry)
  • Deep Water
  • Inland Lakes (Africa)

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Activity impacted/concerned

H&S benefit; Due diligence tool; Operational cost reduction; Increased production; Strategic decision enabler

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Urgency

(How quickly does the user need the solution)

n/a

 

Information requirements

 

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Update frequency

Daily,

One shot

Squall warning: daily update/ twice daily

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Temporal resolution

Tidal: hourly

Current: daily if nothing else is available

Monthly mean

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Spatial resolution

1m, 100m, 1 km etc / 1:50000, 1:25000 etc..

¼° for model

SAR image 1/150000

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Data quality

Higher for lakes

Very important during operations

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Data Coverage and extent

Along track, programmable

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Example formats

e.g. GeoTIFF, Report, GIS formats etc...

raw data and geotiffs

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Timeliness

Squall: up to date

Metocean: that day

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Existing standards

looking for OGP standards