The main services provided by the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries for oil sectors:

Solid Marine Growth

Fouling results from the growth of animals and plants on the surface of submerged structures. Fouled (marine growth of organisms) structures can include intake pipes for industrial or power plants in marine and freshwaters, oil rigs, buoys, moorings, current meters, and hulls as well as other surfaces of boats, ships and submarines.

In this context, NIOF introduce studies such as the Measurements, Prediction, and Expected effects depth.

Seismic Hazards Assessment

Seismic hazard assessment studies are greatly important to identify areas with different degrees of hazard that will serve for further risk studies, construction codes, and also for land-use planning. It is defined as the probable level of ground shaking associated with the recurrence of earthquakes. The assessment of seismic hazard is the first step in the evaluation of seismic risk, obtained by combining the seismic hazard with vulnerability factors.

In this context, NIOF introduce the following studies:

  1. Estimating the earthquake hazard parameters
  2. Acceleration-Attenuation Model
  3. Deterministic Approach
  4. Liquefaction Potential  

Hydrographic Studies

Hydrographic studies deal with the measurements and description of the physical features of oceans, seas, coastal areas, lakes and rivers, as well as the prediction of their change over time, in support of marine activities including scientific research and environmental protection.

In this context, NIOF introduce studies on environmental forces as waves, current, tide, wind and dataanalysis.

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

EIA is the process of identifying, evaluating, predicting and mitigating the biophysical and environmental consequences of a plan, program or project prior to the decision to move forward with the proposed action.

In this context, NIOF introduce studies on offshore, on land for new projects, drilling, exploration, seismic survey, and monitoring.

Benthic Surveys

Benthic survey is the study of organisms that make up bottom communities to determine environmental health of regions and conduct environmental impact studies.

In this context, NIOF introduce the following studies:

  1. Bathymetric Survey
  2. Bottom Fauna (diversity, density)
  3. Sediments (Identification, Sorting, Hydrocarbon and Heavy Metals)
  4. Water Chemistry
  5. Fishes

Environmental Auditing

Environmental Auditing service provide for Oil sectors on Oil fields, Refineries and OilTerminals. 

About Us

National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF)

NIOF is one of the eleven national research institutes affiliated to the Ministry of State for Scientific Research of Egypt and the most well-established and oldest one in the Middle East and the Arab region. It was established to be specialized in oceanography and fisheries scientific research whereas its policy is being implemented through research programs of all specializations of oceanography, fisheries and aquaculture.