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Repsol uses satellite technology and artificial intelligence for sea and coastline clean-up response

By January 31, 2022April 23rd, 2022Committed to remediation

Lima, January 31, 2022. Repsol uses the most advanced satellite technology and artificial intelligence tools to monitor the progress of clean-up work at sea, as well as the real-time identification of oil slicks so that they can be removed immediately.

With images captured by satellites, that are in orbit at an altitude of 750 kilometers, Repsol’s technical team follows the movement of hydrocarbons at sea, even in adverse weather conditions such as fog or clouds, both day and night.

With the information provided, Repsol technicians make decisions based on data analytics, reacting quickly to allocate personnel and clean-up material to each area.

At the Emergency Control Center, located at the La Pampilla Refinery, all this information is tracked and analyzed. We have a platform that makes agile use of the most advanced artificial intelligence and data analytics techniques in the world.

The satellite with the highest image resolution used by Repsol, called Worldview 3, allows us to perfectly distinguish a vehicle on the ground from an altitude of 750 kilometers.

In parallel, we continue to carry out constant monitoring actions at land, sea, and air to manage the progress of activities.