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Embracing Remote Working

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Embracing Remote Working

Although this period has been testing on everyone, having remote experiences from different viewpoints enables us to explore and further improve our service delivery. Learning what pitfalls to avoid and what makes for a pleasant albeit remote customer journey can be shared and incorporated into our services. As the world moves towards a more virtual work setup, OSRL will not linger behind. 

Virtual Incident Management Teams in Australian Oil Spill Response

Monday, June 8, 2020

Virtual Incident Management Teams in Australian Oil Spill Response

Is it possible that an oil spill response could be effectively managed by an incident management team (IMT) that never meets face to face?

Could virtual IMTs improve some aspects of an Australian response, given the unique geographic challenges posed by our continent?

There is Always Room for Kindness

Thursday, May 21, 2020

There is always room for kindness

Fareshare is the UK's national network of charitable food redistributors. Facing a huge increase in demand, Fareshare were desperate for warehouse space and transport support. So OSRL created some space at its Southampton Base which has since then provided for 231,250 meals. All these done while keeping the social distancing and working safely despite the amount of manual handling and forklift work. 

 

Thoughts on the evolution of oiled wildlife response planning for titleholders in Australia

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Thoughts on the evolution of oiled wildlife response planning for titleholders in Australia

A spill scenario involving Browse Island, perhaps the most remote location in Western Australia sheds light on how Oiled Wildlife Response tactical response plans could also be developed for remote locations in consultation with government, thereby providing a well thought plan.

Water Column Monitoring

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Water Column Monitoring

The WCM program was developed by CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) and has been integrated into operational plans and desktop exercises conducted in the U.S. and internationally since 2014. Designed for deepwater deployments, water column characterization, water sampling, and monitoring during subsea dispersant injection (SSDI), he instruments enable in situ, real-time characterization of water column properties with depth, including temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and two types of fluorescence, as well as the remote triggering of water sampling bottles at any depth.

Introducing our Global Logistics Team

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Introducing our Global Logistics Team

OSRL’s Global Logistics Team is set up to provide high quality expertise within OSRL and to the wider industry. Comprising of logistics specialists, the team provides management, control and improvement of procedures and processes related to movement of OSRL personnel and equipment on a global basis.

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...