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ISOC 2024

Monday, May 20, 2024

Highlights from the International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) 2024: Collaboration, Innovation, and Wildlife Response in New Orleans

Discover our highlights from the IOSC in New Orleans: workshops, wildlife response, awards, and global collaborations enhancing oil spill preparedness and response.

Dual Thought and Decision-Making: Daniel Kahneman’s Legacy in Crisis Management

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Dual Thought and Decision-Making: Daniel Kahneman’s Legacy in Crisis Management

The world of psychology and decision-making bid farewell to a luminary in late March as Daniel Kahneman, the Nobel laureate who revolutionised our understanding of human cognition, passed away. Among his many contributions, Kahneman's explanation of System 1 and System 2 thinking is a cornerstone of modern psychology.  

 In this blog post, we reflect on his legacy for crisis management.

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Friday, May 3, 2024

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

World Day for Safety and Health is observed every year on 28 April and aims to raise awareness about the prevention of occupational accidents and ill health globally. 

Throughout the week commencing Monday, 29 April, we commemorated this day in our bases around the world to further promote the importance of safety and health in our organisation. Find out more about our activities.

Responder Diaries: Starting Out As A New Responder

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

A Day In The Life Of A Responder

In their first twelve weeks, our new wave of responders undergo a rigorous training process, introducing them to our different methods of responding to an oil spill, the equipment used, and scenario-based exercises to test their newly learned skills.

A recent group of new recruits documented their journey in this blog and described how varied and interesting the role of a responder can be. 

Remembering incidents that have shaped our organisation

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Remembering incidents that have shaped our organisation

This month, we remember three significant incidents that have changed the landscape of oil spill response: the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Texas City refinery explosion, and the Alexander L. Kielland oil rig disaster.

International Women's Day 2024

Friday, March 8, 2024

International Women's Day 2024

International Women's Day, we host discussions that delve into the core of inclusivity, featuring voices from across our diverse workforce.

Celebrating Women and Girls in science

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Celebrating Women and Girls in science

Meet Bryony Wood, OSRL's Dispersant Technical Authority. With 18 years of expertise, she defied industry norms, responding to major oil spills. Her journey from marine biology to response specialist highlights the importance of diversity in science for a more balanced perspective.

National Apprenticeship Week

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week is underway, and Joe Hartley, an Engineering Apprentice at OSRL, reflects on a rewarding first year. From team camaraderie to offshore deployments, he shares insights into his apprenticeship with the Equipment Hire Services team.

Celebrating supporting a PhD student on International Education Day

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Celebrating supporting a PhD student on International Education Day

Today is International Education Day, and to mark the occasion, we reached out to Jake Smallbone, a third-year PhD student at the University of Essex with an interest in the microbial ecology of marine environments. Jake is currently focusing on hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria and how marine oil spills and the use of remediation strategies such as chemical dispersant use impact them.

We have been proud to support Jake, providing funding and expertise to enhance his research and connect with industry partners.

Navigating the Green Horizon: Bridging COP28 Goals to Sustainable Decommissioning in the Oil and Gas Industry

Friday, December 15, 2023

Navigating the Green Horizon: Bridging COP28 Goals to Sustainable Decommissioning in the Oil and Gas Industry

COP28 underscores sustainable development, emphasizing low-carbon practices. OSRL pioneers responsible decommissioning in the oil and gas industry, aligning with COP28 goals. Their proactive measures, including strategic pre-deployment, showcase industry collaboration for a greener, resilient future.