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 Detection of oil contamination and oil seeps

Challenge ID:

HCP-5402

Originator:

Onshore: Hatfield

Title:

Detection of oil contamination and oil seeps.

Theme:

ON 5.4: Logistics planning and operations - Monitoring of assets

Consortium Lead:

C-CORE

Interviewed Company:

C-CORE

Geography:

ON.REG.00 - Generic onshore

Challenge Description

What is not possible / not adequately addressed at present?

Requirement for hydrocarbon detection and monitoring of oil weeps and seeps from underground pipelines and to assess contamination of potential acquisition areas. Would support characterization of an area for remediation. Naturally occurring hydrocarbon seepage detection would also have potential reservoir identification benefits if future higher resolution hyper spectral data streams support this.

What effect does this challenge have on operations?

Effects would include environmental impacts and liability issues.

Thematic information requirements:

Land cover

Terrain information

Distribution and status of infrastructure

Lithology, structural geology,  surficial geology

What do you currently do to address this challenge? 

How is this challenge conventionally addressed?

A combination of aerial surveys and computer based modeling.  Laser fluorescence has been used in offshore.

What kind of solutions do you envisage could address this challenge?

High-resolution hyperspectral

What is your view on the capability of technology to meet this need?

Are you currently using EO tech? If not, why not?

Not proven. It is would be helpful to take better advantage of using vegetation stress indicators for hydrocarbon detection.

Challenge Classification

Impact on Lifecycle (0=none, 4=high):

Climate / Topography / Urgency:

Pre-license:

3

Climate class:

Generic climate

Exploration:

0

Topographic class:

Not specific

Development:

0

Seasonal variations:

Any season

Production:

4

Impact area:

Environmental

Decommissioning:

0

Technology urgency:

3 - Immediately (0-2 years)

Challenge Information Requirements

Update frequency:

Snapshot

Data currently used:

Areal imagery, UAVs

Spatial resolution:

License

Thematic accuracy:

Not specific

Required formats:

Not specific

Timeliness (Vintage):

Reference data

Geographic extents:

License

Existing standards:

None