Oil Seeps on the Seafloor of Perdido, Mexico

Presented in the SEG/AAPG conference - Cancun. Mexico - September, 2016 

"(...) The seep area IMX062 is located in a bathymetric region next to an edge mound (in orange) characterized by a strong slope. This entire region is affected by shallow allochthonous salt canopies that contributed to create this irregular seafloor. The seep area is in the border of the salt mass and the minibasin-diapir-fold province (Figure 8B), which probably caused migration pathways for oil moving from reservoir to the seafloor.(...) "

Evaluation of remote technologies applied to natural seep mapping and their impact in oil exploration

Presented in Rio Oil & Gas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - September, 2014

“Answering the introduction questions, the results showed that mapping seep areas on the seafloor by remote technologies is really effective and does contribute to increase exploratory success rates. Besides that, the better rates in finding hydrocarbon evidences can be converted into oil production, as showed by the proximity between seep areas and oil fields.”

Identifying Oil Seep Areas on the Seafloor using Oil Inverse Modeling

Presented in AAPG Conference - Milan, Italy - October, 2011

“So far, oil seep studies focused only on detections of seepage slicks on the sea surface, using satellite images. However, depending on the current system at the interest region, the oil position on surface can be more than one hundred kilometers far from its origin at the seafloor."

Evaluation of satellite data assimilation in an oceanographic model of Amazon region

“In order to start a system of operational forecasting of currents in this region, a methodology for the daily data assimilation was applied, making the model to be continuously supplied with satellite data so that their solutions will not differ from the values observed in nature. The objective of this study was to evaluate qualitatively and quantitatively the performance of this methodology.”

Energy flux to a cyclonic eddy of Cabo Frio, Brazil

“To the best of our knowledge, however, no studies exist, so far, characterizing the energy flux associated with the baroclinic instability for this region. The objective of the present study is, therefore, to evaluate the APE flux between the mean and the eddy flows, characteristic of baroclinic instability, and to evaluate its relation with the origin and growth of the cyclonic eddy that is formed at CF.”

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