Our Oil Spill Tracking Buoy (OSTB) is designed to accurately track a surface oil spill, with movement of the buoy limited to the met-ocean conditions found at the air-sea interface and in the upper 0.5m of the water column.

Recognising the catastrophic consequences oil spills have on both the environment and communities, our Consultants designed a better tracking device. The Oil Spill Tracking Buoy (OSTB)is a scientific instrument designed to capture only the surface currents. The OSTB accurately tracks a surface oil spill, with movement of the buoy limited to the met-ocean conditions found at the air-sea interface and in the upper 0.5m of the water column. With a proven heavy-duty design for 50m free-fall deployments, the OSTB is an instrument which can be safely deployed from oil rigs, rig support vessels and helicopters. Inside they have long-life batteries and a global satellite tracking system, allowing for real time tracking of any oil spill. Each OSTB has its own identification number and can be tracked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A customer needing to manage an oil spill response requires a combination of knowledge of past and current behaviour, timely surveillance of the surface currents, accurate weather forecasts, and models that can translate the data into future projections. The WorleyParsons OSTB provides this missing link.