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Produced Water pp 223-234 | Cite as

Experimental and Modelling Studies on the Mixing Behavior of Offshore Discharged Produced Water

  • Haibo Niu
  • Kenneth Lee
  • Tahir Husain
  • Brian Veitch
  • Neil Bose
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Abstract

A probabilistic based steady state model, PROMISE, was developed to predict the mixing behaviors of produced water in the marine environment. The model was also coupled with a MIKE3 model to study the dispersion in non-steady state conditions. Laboratory experiments were conducted in a 58 m towing tank to calibrate the near field model. Field experiments using an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) were also performed to test the ability of an AUV in produced water plume mapping.

Keywords

Produce Water Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Promise Model Impinge Angle Towing Tank 
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Acknowledgments

Financial support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and Petroleum Research Atlantic Canada through a Collaborative Research and Development grant (NSERC/PRAC CRD) and the Panel for Energy Research and Development (PERD) is gratefully acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haibo Niu
    • 1
  • Kenneth Lee
    • 2
    • 3
  • Tahir Husain
    • 4
  • Brian Veitch
    • 4
  • Neil Bose
    • 5
  1. 1.Centre for Offshore Oil, Gas and Energy Research (COOGER), Fisheries and Oceans CanadaBedford Institute of OceanographyDartmouthCanada
  2. 2.Centre for Offshore Oil, Gas and Energy Research (COOGER), Fisheries and Oceans CanadaBedford Institute of OceanographyDartmouthCanada
  3. 3.Department of Building Civil and Environmental EngineeringConcordia UniversityMontrealCanada
  4. 4.Faculty of Engineering and Applied ScienceMemorial University of NewfoundlandSt. John’sCanada
  5. 5.Australian Maritime Hydrodynamics Research CentreUniversity of TasmaniaLauncestonAustralia

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