Activate Us

Our activation procedure including contact details and forms for activation, in addition to equipment stockpile and aviation status reports can be found here.

Emergency Contact Numbers

Please note that:

Response services are guaranteed ONLY for Members. Non-members are not guaranteed a response and will be required to sign a Non-member contract. Services and rates differ. Duty managers can be contacted for exercises.

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Welcome to OSRL

About Oil Spill Response Limited

Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) is the largest international industry-funded cooperative which exists to respond to oil spills wherever in the world they may occur, by providing preparedness, response and intervention services. We are wholly owned by most of the environmentally responsible oil and gas companies, and our membership represents the majority of global oil production. We currently employ 275 people across 12 locations around the world.

Our shareholders comprise of the most environmentally responsible oil and gas companies.  

Welcome from the CEO

Over the past 30 years we have been on a journey to address the changing needs of our Members and to improve their performance in the prevention, intervention and response to oil spills.

In 1985 OSRL was set up as an industry resource with 17 employees and assets from British Petroleum’s Oil Spill Service Centre. By 1995, with 30 employees, we established our Mission and Charter which still guides the way we operate today. In 2006 we merged with East Asia Response Limited (EARL) and in 2013 with Clean Caribbean and Americas (CCA) thereby creating a truly global resource.

Following the Montara and Macondo well incidents, we partnered with the Subsea Well Response Project (SWRP) to establish a global Subsea Well Intervention Service (SWIS) and in cooperation with the Joint Industry Project (JIP) we have been working to further enhance our overall capabilities to respond to any oil spill scenario.

Today we have a diverse group of professionals ready to respond to any situation with world-class resources anytime, anywhere.

Robert Limb

Global Capabilities

Our expertise and resources are strategically located across the world to facilitate effective and efficient response to oil spill incidents. Click on "Explore" to view locations of our resources.


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