SINTEF Ocean Marine Pollution
Environmental concerns are an ever increasingly important factor for industrial development nationally and internationally. SINTEF Ocean has a conceptual and scientific competence on environmental solutions for the international onshore and offshore industry. We have a special focus on oil & gas, chemical industries and clean water management.
Brochures and fact sheets
- Brochure - Sector Environmental Technology
- Chemical and toxical characterisation of water accomodated fraction (WAF) of crude oils
- Plume modelling with OSCAR/Plume3D
- Dispersed oil biodegradation studies
- DREAM/Partrack model
- Evaluating the use of dispersants
- Environmental risk and damage
- Oceanographic services and engineering
- Oil drop generator
- Oil spill containment by use of air bubbles
- Oil spill R&D at SINTEF - Oil spill response for the future
- Oil weathering studies
- Real-time monitoring
- Simulation-based services, licensing and training
- Simulated seabed system for the environmental
- SINTEFs laboratory for studying subsea releases of oil and gas
- The OSCAR model
Mass spectrometry - Advanced research-based analyses
We perform research-based mass spectrometric (MS) and high-throughput (HTS) analyses for SINTEF, academia and industry.
Environmental and biochemical analysis
SINTEF Ocean offers chemical analysis of emerging and priority pollutants, petroleum products and biomolecules. With our advanced analytical platform, we tailor analytical solutions to each project. We co-operate closely with laboratories across SINTEF to offer advanced analysis for any research need.
Produced water (PW) from the oil and gas industry represents the largest direct discharge of effluent into the marine environment worldwide. Approximately 130 million m3 PW is released on the Norwegian continental shelf annually from offshore production platforms.
In the DiTail project we will study how exposure to fine tailings will affect marine copepods, fish eggs and fish larvae by integrating data from physical, physiological and molecular measurements into dynamic energy budget models.
MICROFIBRE: Evaluating the fate, effects and mitigation measures for microplastic fibre pollution in aquatic environments
To understand the environmental behaviour and impacts of microplastic fibres (MPFs) in order to develop a decision support framework that enables garment manufacturers to make environmentally informed choices in their material selection.
Preventing hurricanes using air bubbles
Many people have tried to find ways of preventing hurricanes before they make landfall, resulting in the loss of human lives. Norwegian researchers believe that the answer lies in cold bubbles.
A “health centre” for juvenile salmon
The condition of the water in salmon hatcheries can tell us a great deal about when and why outbreaks of disease occur. Now, SINTEF researchers are about to expose the water’s secrets, both to prevent suffering in fish and to save the aquaculture industry a great deal of money.
OSCAR – Oil Spill Contingency and Response
OSCAR is a state of the art model and simulation tool for predicting the fates and effects of oil released during an accidental release of oil, either from a platform or a vessel. OSCAR provides insight in the behavior of oil during an accident and captures the effects of contingency and response, allowing for contingency analysis and planning as well as hind- and forecasting.
DREAM – Dose-related Risk and Effects Assessment Model
The numerical model DREAM (Dose related Risk and Effect Assessment Model) accounts for releases of complex mixtures of chemicals, such as those associated with produced water and drilling discharges. DREAM is used as a decision support tool for management of operational discharges to the marine environment.