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SWIS Preparedness

An effective response to a loss of well control incident relies on competent personnel working to a comprehensively developed plan that has been adequately resourced and regularly exercised.

To help the industry reach their preparedness and response readiness goals, OSRL offers a range of subsea preparedness services including logistics planning, training and exercise delivery.

Logistics Planning Services                                                                                

Subsea response operations are complex. To execute efficiently, they require extensive logistical support. It’s not just about moving equipment from A to B – it is about maximising response effectiveness, ensuring the equipment arrives in the correct order and is pre-configured ready to deploy on site. When well containment operations are added to well capping response operations, the logistical challenges increase significantly. Having a firm grasp, understanding and agreed execution plan will make this easier.

OSRL can create bespoke subsea logistics plans across the three phases of a subsea deployment; origin, transit and destination activities. Our in-depth understanding of the equipment gives us a wide appreciation of the complexities of Well Capping and Well Containment operations.

Customised Training Solutions                                                                             

OSRL’s bespoke course content can focus on the strategic aspects of Subsea Well Capping and Containment operations; assisting companies to prepare a Cap & Containment Response Plan within the context of their own organisation, or concentrate on more tactical requirements such as building detailed knowledge of the technical and logistics aspects of the individual SWIS components.

Subsea modules can even be added to more general oil spill response training to ensure member personnel develop a broad understanding of all aspects of oil spill response. 

A modular system enables members to select topics to create a course entirely unique to member companies’ requirements. 


Our exercises are designed to bring together the key personnel likely to be involved in a real incident, developing working relationships and encouraging teamwork. 

OSRL’s SWIS exercise and planning service delivers tailored exercises specifically designed to test Well Capping and Well Containment response capabilities and will provide appropriate feedback and recommendations for improvement.