With both proven routine monitoring programs – critical to reducing reaction times and improving organizational knowledge in the first hours of an incident – and industry-leading incident response capability, MDA Oil Tracker provides critical multipurpose response information.
Built on decades of global land use and land cover mapping using optical satellite information, MDA Oil Tracker provides key baseline datasets for contingency and response planning as well as the initial assessment of environmentally sensitive areas adjacent to new offshore prospects.
MDA Oil Tracker™ monitoring covers large areas of offshore exploration and production (up to 90,000 km² per report) allowing for cost-effective monitoring of thousands of kilometres of offshore pipelines. Leveraging an archive with over 20 years of offshore imagery, MDA can identify patterns of persistent natural oil seeps in areas where pipeline leaks are suspected, increasing detection success and reducing the costs associated with false alarms.
MDA Oil Tracker offers all-weather sea surface monitoring for oil on water, ship and platform locations, and metocean support with the largest coverage available in the industry (>250,000 km² in a single imaging event). Providing valuable information beyond the horizon of platform or ship-based tools.
MDA Oil Tracker™ On-Call provides routine imaging of offshore assets, such as platforms, without the costs typically associated with routine monitoring services. Satellite tasking is pre-programmed so that in the event of an emergency, near-real time image acquisition and access to historical data and reports are available with full 24/7 support services. A proactive Rapid Alert service includes notifications when oil has been identified near your operations.
MDA Oil Tracker™ services can be used to identify oil on water regardless of the source. Analysis of the space-based imagery covering up to 90,000 km² can be used to identify unintentional oil spills as well as deliberate releases from vessels as they transit in offshore areas. Routine monitoring, especially in an area prone to oil seepage, can further reduce the uncertainty associated with the identification of the source of the oil and may help with the identification of the responsible party.
Due to the episodic nature of surface oil seeps, access to a deep, long-term satellite SAR image archive is vital to identifying and understanding natural seep behavior. Leveraging MDA’s over 20-year archive of global satellite imagery is used to understand natural oil seep patterns over active and unexplored offshore basins in a cost-effective manner.
Track natural oil seep behaviour to improve exploration efficiency. Use satellite data to target physical sampling surveys (including near-real time ship tasking), assess lease potential, and plan seismic and other high-cost surveys.