Operators undertaking exploration and production activities within the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) must demonstrate that they have access to aerial surveillance capability. To also give operators the ability to show due diligence when carrying out exploration and production activities in the region, our UKCS supplementary response services are available to all Members with oil and gas E&P facilities in UKCS waters.
This includes the provision of UKCS Aerial Surveillance, the OSPRAG Capping Device, UKCS Dispersant Stockpile, UKCS Fishing Vessels, and Shetland Islands Tier II base resources in addition to the SLA capability of aerial spray and test-spraying with the Boeing 727.
The UK Mutual Aid Framework Agreement
The UK Mutual Aid Framework Agreement (UK MAFA) is now in place. It aims to facilitate mutual aid of personnel between UK operators in the event of a sustained incident response. This initiative will allow for the potential sharing of specialist expertise and support between participating members. The UK MAFA is an additional value of membership to members of the existing OSRL UKCS Aerial Surveillance contract. OSRL will keep a registry of participating members and in the event of a participant's request for mutual aid during the mobilisation of OSRL, the registry of other participants' emergency contact details will be provided to the requesting party. Subsequently, operator to operator will define the support needed.
If you would like more information on any of the additional services or the UK MAFA, please contact our team.