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.

Oil Spill Response Limited Oil Spill Response Limited
News & Media


Current Buster 6 exercise

Friday, August 16, 2019

Current Buster 6 exercise

The Current Buster 6 systems represent the latest in offshore containment and recovery technology.

NOPSEMA Subsea Wells Source Control Workshop

Monday, July 22, 2019

NOPSEMA Subsea Wells Source Control Workshop Report

Ahead of the Spillcon international oil spill conference in Perth this past May, Australia’s National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) hosted a Subsea Wells Source Control Workshop. OSRL’s Andy Myers, Robert Limb and Mitch Guinn joined 122 other participants of government regulatory officials, well control specialists, oil spill and recovery specialists and industry E&P organisations.

Brixham Team 2A Exercise

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Team 2A perform an exercise in Brixham

Working in partnership, The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), and responders from Ambipar Response, with the cooperation of the National Trust and Tor Bay Harbour Authority, OSRL’s responders carried out deflection and protection booming within the environmentally protected coves surrounding Brixham. 

OPRED IMS Awareness Session

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

OPRED IMS Awareness Session

Lucy Bly, Consultant and Aberdeen Base Manager delivered a workshop recently jointly with the Acting Deputy SOSREP...

Bridging Research to Response

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Bridging Research to Response

In March, OSRL facilitated a tour of UK research institutes for two of our Member companies, ExxonMobil and Chevron...

Source control planning in a subsea well control incident

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

SWIS planning in response to a source control event

The management of a source control event require the collaboration of multiple stakeholders across the industry and regulatory authorities.  Having a well thought plan will ensure the most effective response is underway

Course Development – From Inception to Implementation

Monday, December 24, 2018

Course Development – From Inception to ImplementationCourse Development – From Inception to Implementation

Read up on the various processes that our senior consultant, Norman Ramos has to undergo to plan a training course from its inception to the implementation stage

What does it take to be a true expert? (Part 8: Inland)

Friday, November 23, 2018

What does it take to be a true expert? (Part 7: Inland)

In the final instalment of the series, we spoke with Rhys Jenkins, Senior Spill Response Specialist & Duty Manager for OSRL and co-chair of the Inland Core Group. He explains the objectives and activity for his team and how they are helping to build confidence in OSRL’s inland capabilities.

What does it take to be a true expert? (Part 7: IMS)

Friday, November 16, 2018

What does it take to be a true expert? (Part 7: IMS)

This week we spoke with Tim Coombs, senior spill response specialist and co-chair of the ‘Incident Management Systems’ core group for OSRL. We discussed the historic and current objectives of the group, why it’s such an important topic and where the discipline is heading.

What does it take to be a true expert? (Part 6: Cold Weather)

Friday, November 9, 2018

What does it take to be a true expert? (Part 6: Cold Weather)

In part 6 we chatted with Andy Nevin, Response Process Manager for OSRL and the co-chair of its ‘Cold Weather’ core group. Here he explains the team’s objectives and previous successes, and discusses how the group’s activity is helping OSRL grow its position as global experts in cold weather oil spill response.