Subsea gas release modelling
Safetec participates in the development of state-of-the-art subsea gas release models.
SINTEF, the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia, is developing a new simulation software with a consortium of energy companies and Safetec. As subsea gas releases are not well understood, the goal of the project, which commenced in 2015, is to expand the current knowledge of how a subsea gas release evolves using several large-scale experiments. “Safetec’s role will be to use our expertise in risk assessments to support the development, justify the findings and verify that the software yields sufficient results to accurately assess the risk from subsea gas releases.”
These experiments are the foundation for the development, by SINTEF, of software for simulating how the gas rises through water and then enters the atmosphere. The improved understanding of blowouts, shallow gas and pipeline releases will make it possible to identify worst credible scenarios and design barriers, enabling planning of safer operations on subsea installations and pipelines.