SSL Kolkata calls 'man over board'
Monday, May 27, 2019
SSL Kolkata, a 150-metre general cargo vessel came into trouble off the coast of India when a fire erupted following an explosion on board. Shane Jacobs talks about the process in which we went through to help with the response operations...
What challenges are faced with an ongoing wellhead release?
Monday, May 20, 2019
Podcast series - Jamie Gathercole, Senior Response Specialist and Trainer talks about an ongoing oil release from a wellhead a short distance from Trinidad. Jamie will also discuss some of the challenges the team had to face throughout the response.
What does it take to be a true expert? (Part 8: Inland)
Friday, November 23, 2018
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
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
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.
Loire Valley NorLense Boom Trials
Friday, November 2, 2018
OSRL were fortunate to be invited by CEDRE* to observe a series of dynamic trials to assess the manoeuvrability and collection capacity of the High speed OilTrawl NorLense boom.
What does it take to be a true expert? (Part 5: Offshore)
Friday, October 19, 2018
This week we speak to Nick Olden, SWIS Operations Supervisor and co-chair of the Offshore Working Group. Here, he explains the activity of the group, its current objectives and why it is such an important topic for the industry and OSRL.
What does it take to be a true expert? (Part 4: Shoreline)
Friday, October 12, 2018
We speak to Dr. Rob Holland, the co-chair of the Shoreline Working Group at OSRL. Rob explains the team’s achievements to date, their current activity, and their long-term ambitions for this vitally important area of spill preparedness and response.
What does it take to be a true expert? (Part 3: Surveillance)
Friday, September 28, 2018
In this instalment, we’re chatting with James Pringle, the co-chair of the surveillance sub-group, who explains the team’s goals and activity, and how they are helping OSRL maintain its position as the world’s foremost oil spill expert.
What does it take to be a true expert? (Part 2 - modelling and Visualisation)
Friday, September 21, 2018
Liam Harrington-Missin explains the Modelling and Visualisation subgroups goals and activity, and how they are helping OSRL maintain its position as the world’s foremost oil spill expert.