Engineering Analysis

Subsea Dispersion (Plume) Analysis

Engineering Analysis

Subsea Dispersion (Plume) Analysis

Subsea dispersion (plume) analysis simulations model the behavior of oil and gas as they rise from the wellhead to the sea surface during a subsea blowout. The hydrocarbon plume is modeled along with current and local metocean conditions using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques. Results from this analysis can be used to determine the surface arrival point and concentration of hydrocarbons at the surface. An atmospheric gas dispersion study may follow a subsea dispersion analysis to track the gas once it reaches the surface. Wild Well is a member of the SURE joint industry project which has conducted large scale offshore experiments to validate the industry leading CFD simulations.