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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...

SSL Kolkata calls 'man over board'

Monday, May 27, 2019

SSL Kolkata calls 'man over board'

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 - Trinidad Response

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

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.