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2019-05-01

Leonardo to Detect Oil Spills in Brazil Using Satellites

Leonardo, through its subsidiary Telespazio Brasil, has signed a contract with Petrobras for satellite monitoring of the company's oil rigs in the Campos basin, north of Rio de Janeiro. The activity, which continues a multi-year collaboration, aims to detect any oil spills from the exploration and production operations. 
 
The 14-month contract includes the supply to Petrobras of an average of 150 images per month from the COSMO-SkyMed satellites constellation, one of the most advanced radar Earth observation systems, as well as specialised technical services available 24 hours a day. More than 50 oil platforms operating in the Campos basin will be monitored by COSMO-SkyMed satellites, that are capable of providing night and day information in any weather condition with a high frequency of review, ensuring coverage of the entire area and of additional 40 critical locations every 48 hours.
 
Petrobras is one of the largest Brazilian companies in the energy sector. Active in the production, refining and transport of oil and gas products, the company is one of the world’s leaders in the technologies for exploration in deep and ultra-deep waters.
 
The contract represents a new success in the business area of services and applications based on data from the COSMO-SkyMed satellites, already used in Brazil for monitoring deforestation in the Amazon, for safety, to support agriculture and for defence applications.
 

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