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Spill Response Expo is coming!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Spill Response Expo is coming!

Less than two weeks to go now, to the Spill Response Expo!  I have just finished working on my slides for my presentation on Tiered Preparedness & Response.  The traditional model of Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 response to oil spills is an enduring and evergreen approach to oil spill planning but new oil-industry thinking has enabled a deeper, more holistic application of the model.  This will help planners, responders and the wider response community to plan for, and respond to spills in the most effective way. 


I will also be on our show stand (C708) and looking forward to meeting our members and other visitors to discuss oil spill matters and what we can do to help.



Author Bio(s)

Andy Nicoll

Principle Preparedness & Response Authority

Andy Nicoll has over 30 years’ experience in oil spill preparedness and response in Government and Industry. He trained at the College of Maritime Studies, Warsash where he qualified with a TEC Diploma in Nautical Science and a DOT Class 3 Certificate of Competency (Deck Officer). In OSRL he has performed a number of roles including Responder, Principal Trainer / Consultant, Advocacy Manager and Incident Manager. He has responded to spills all over the world including as Technical Advisor to the SCAT Program Manager during the Macondo incident (Gulf of Mexico, 2010). He was seconded to Ipieca in 2018 to manage the Oil Spill Group on behalf of industry. Now returned to OSRL, he provides specialized, industry leading insights and expertise, to support staff and to raise the profile of OSRL as a trusted source of technical expertise and advice internally and externally, across a range of stakeholders.