Current resource assessment in Brunei’s coastal waters
AHMAD FARID Dato Hj Ali, ROSLYNNA Roslidownload PDF
Abstract. Current Resource Assessment plays a major part in Tidal Energy Resource Assessment. The paper looks at analysing the total current data collected from BSP at Fairley Oilfield from 1st January 2019 up to 31 December 2019. The total current data and its direction was measured using ADCP, and is placed at an area with a depth of about 60m. The data is categorized into 3 depths; current speed and direction for overall depth, current speed and direction for top half of the sea, current speed and direction for bottom half of the sea. According to the current speed for the overall depth, the current speed was recorded to have an average speed of 0.27m/s and a maximum speed of 1.4m/s. For the current speed and direction at the top half of the sea, the current speed was recorded to have an average speed of 0.33m/s and a maximum speed of 2.24m/s. Finally, for current speeds at the bottom part of the sea, the current speed has an average of 0.22m/s and a maximum speed of 1.66m/s. The direction for all three categorizes were consistent in which the flow is recorded to be coming in from the East-North East to East, majority of the time.
Tidal Current, Tidal Resource, Resource Assessment, Tidal Energy, Brunei
Published online 5/20/2023, 7 pages
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Citation: AHMAD FARID Dato Hj Ali, ROSLYNNA Rosli, Current resource assessment in Brunei’s coastal waters, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 29, pp 472-478, 2023
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