30 years since Piper Alpha
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Tim Swift, OSRL's Quality Manager reflects on 30 years since Piper Alpha; lessons learnt and improvements made since.
OSRL Observe Norways annual Exercise
Thursday, June 28, 2018
For four decades, Norway has hosted an annual Oil on Water (OOW) Exercise. Designed as an opportunity to verify and maintain the continuous development of Norway’s national spill preparedness plan.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Hon Phui Hang talks about a recent shoreline exercise conducted between 23-27 April with a specific focus on Shoreline Clean-up Assessment Technique (SCAT) and protection of sensitive resources and waste management. Click through to read more.
Exercise Diary - the final reckoning
Thursday, May 24, 2018
OSRL's Offline course is put in place to train new staff, like myself, in the world of oil spill response. This is my 5-day diary from the final week.
No Notice Drill for OSRL
Thursday, May 24, 2018
We ran a NO NOTICE DRILL yesterday in our Emergencies Operations Centre (EOC) to test our competency and prove our ability to meet our Service Level Agreement (SLA).
OSRL Attend the 13th International Effects of Oil on Wildlife Conference
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
I was excited to be given the opportunity to attend the EOW Conference this year and present a paper explaining the improvements in our wildlife equipment and the water filtration systems. Read on to find out more...
Orkney Island Member Exercise
Friday, May 4, 2018
Last week six members from the OSRL response team in Southampton visited the Flotta oil terminal in Orkney to support an exercise with response staff from Repsol Sinopec.
Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic
Friday, April 20, 2018
The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) hold their second large Oil Spills in Arctic Areas Conference, Bjørnar Fonn and Jamie Anderson attend to represent the cold weather group.
Tim Coombs talks OPEP
Thursday, April 12, 2018
"For me personally it is a real enjoyment delivering the OPEP courses in person and seeing the individuals developing and leaving with skills and knowledge they may not have previously had."
Responding to oil spills: Nearshore & beach habitats
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Emergency responders, natural resource managers, and scientists came together to discuss oil spill response efforts in coastal wetlands. They discussed new research, lessons learned and successes from past response efforts, and research gaps that improved partnerships may be able to fill.