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Is virtual remote training the future?

Friday, March 22, 2019

Is virtual remote training the future?

For the first time, OSRL delivered a full virtual customised ICS refresher course, complete with mini exercises with Exxon Neftegas Limited (ENL).


“This way of doing the training is rather flexible, and we find it very useful when we need to run refreshers for the small groups. I believe such type of trainings are helpful and effective.” – Denis Samartsev, ENL


ICS training has long been perceived as a theoretically intensive subject requiring substantial training days. As the attendees from ENL had attended OSRL's full ICS training before, we delivered the refresher course by breaking it down into four 90-minute Skype sessions. This flexibility drew a larger attendance; the use of e-flipchart and live discussions kept the attendees fully engaged and interested.

As ICS training gains more traction and importance in the industry, this first successful trial opens up a new flexible and cost-effective training option for ICS refresher courses.

We are excited with the positive feedback received and welcome enquiries from the industry on how we can extend the same medium of delivery to address their ICS training needs, especially for staff who are located remotely and used to virtual technology.

If you would like to enquire please email


“All personnel who attended the training this time liked it so much. This was the first time when you did the training for us remotely using Skype which worked very well, and we are looking forward to invite you more often.” – Boris Petrovskiy, ENL

Author Bio(s)

Edelina Melisa


Edelina is a consultant for oil spill preparedness and response based in OSRL Singapore, with a background in Industrial Engineering. Prior to joining OSRL, she worked at a major multinational oil and gas company in Indonesia as part of the crisis management, emergency response, and business continuity team. She has done various emergency preparedness activities including plans development, reviews, training, and exercises.

After an initial period of secondment in the OSRL’s Operations department as a responder, Edelina joined the Consultancy department where she project managed as well as assisted various preparedness services for oil and gas companies with offshore and inland operations including contingency planning, training delivery, exercise design and facilitation, as well as tiered capability reviews.

In addition to continuously delivering preparedness services, she is also involved in leading the development of OSRL new preparedness services.