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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. 

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...

What happens when a vessel collides with a jetty in Rotterdam?

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

What happens when a vessel collides with a jetty in Rotterdam?

Will Griffiths discusses the process in which we went through when a vessel collided with a jetty in the port of Rotterdam and the help we could offer to the authorities and our client...

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. 

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

How to deal with inland oil spills

Friday, November 16, 2018

How to deal with Inland Oil Spills?

Edgar Gerasmia, OSRL's Senior Trainer shares his experience and knowledge on how to deal with Inland Oil Spills.

Loire Valley NorLense Boom Trials

Friday, November 2, 2018

Loire Valley NorLense Boom Trials

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.