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OSRL to use Sea/response software

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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OSRL enhances its service capability to SWIS subscribers with Maritech’s Sea/response software platform

Designed to automatically identify vessels of opportunity in the members’ regions during Source Control planning and response

Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL), on behalf its Subsea Well Intervention Services (SWIS) members (which include BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxonmobil, Equinor, Petrobras, Shell, and Total) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a licence with Maritech Services Ltd (Maritech) for the provision of an offshore emergency response software tool: Sea/response.

Sea/response uses its patented technology to identify emergency vessels and equipment most suitable for and closest to a well or drill location. In the event of an offshore emergency, Sea/response will enhance energy company operational preparedness whilst aiming to reduce environmental damage and meet the needs of regulators.

Maritech worked with OSRL and their SWIS members to tailor certain specifications of Sea/response to meet the members’ multi-mission requirements covering Capping & Containment, Offset Installation Equipment (OIE), and Relief Well Drilling. Maritech is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Clarkson plc.

Andrew Worrall, Senior Technical Specialist, BP Capping and Containment, said: “This is a great example of OSRL recognising an opportunity to increase their service level for subscribers. The Sea/response portal’s use of intelligent data not only facilitates significant reductions in incident response times, but also allows for real-time monitoring of mutual aid vessel availability, particularly in remote locations, giving operators visibility of any emerging risks and allowing them to react accordingly.”

Chris Lund, SWIS Technical Manager added: “I’m pleased to see how the combination of the Sea/response software and the various Source Control Mission Plans found in the SWRP Capping & Containment Guidelines, available only to the SWIS subscribers, have created such a valuable tool to the industry – ensuring that operators have a full insight of the vessels of opportunity in the region during preparedness planning and response situations. This tool is now available to the industry and may significantly reduce response times when every minute counts, and the number one priority is to stop the release of hydrocarbons to the environment as quickly as possible.”    

Sea/response spokesperson, Paul Love, adds: “We are delighted to have secured OSRL’s SWIS members as users of Sea/response.  As a collective, OSRL includes over 40 individual energy companies and to have their SWIS members on board with Sea/response really demonstrates the value that technology can bring to emergency situations and the shipping industry generally. It provides us with great confidence for the adoption of future technology releases that we bring to the market.”


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About Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL)

Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) is the largest international industry-funded cooperative which exists to respond to oil spills wherever in the world they may occur, by providing preparedness, response and intervention services. OSLR is wholly owned by most of the environmentally responsible oil and gas companies, and its membership represents the majority of global oil production. OSRL currently employs 275 people across 12 locations around the world. 


About Maritech Services Limited

Maritech Services Limited is a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider to the maritime and offshore markets with a range of developed software modules branded as Sea/. Maritech works with many of the largest owners, charterers and traders in the shipping and offshore markets and is wholly owned by Clarkson PLC, a FTSE 250 company listed on the London Stock Exchange (CKN).