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Please note:

Post Hurricane Irma, OSRL is working to restore critical services to the Fort Lauderdale base. Response operational control and telephone services for the Americas Region has been transferred to OSRL's Southampton base. OSRL remains response ready on a global basis.

Our contact details, forms for activation and equipment stockpile and aviation status are found here.

Emergency Contact Numbers

Please note that:

Response services are guaranteed ONLY for Members. Non-members are not guaranteed a response and will be required to sign a Non-member contract. Services and rates differ. Duty managers can be contacted for exercises.

Access To Global Capping Equipment

Subscription to OSRL's SWIS Capping Stack System provides subscribers with access to four capping stacks, with the ability to mobilise two in the event of an incident. Stored in four international locations: Brazil, Norway, Singapore and South Africa, the capping stacks are maintained ready for immediate use and onward transportation by sea and/or air in the event of an incident.

Subscribers also gain access to the Subsea Incident Response Toolkits (SIRT) - an integral part of capping operations. There are two SIRTs; one located in Norway and the other in Brazil. This equipment enables BOP intervention, debris clearance and the subsea application of dispersant at a wellhead. The SIRTs help to create safer surface working conditions for response personnel and enhance the degradation of the oil.

We can also provide members who operate within the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) access to the OSPRAG Capping Device which is part of our UK Response Services.

                                                                                                              Capping Stack Systems (CSS)

  • Four CSSs — including 2 x 10k PSI and 2 x 15k PSI capping stacks                                        
  • Available for the majority of international subsea oil wells                                                          
  • Designed for subsea use to a maximum water depth of 3,000m                                                
  • Suitable for well head pressures up to 15k PSI                                                                        
  • Transportable by sea and/or air                                                                                                    
  • Stored in four international locations: Brazil, Norway, Singapore and South Africa            
  • Manufactured by Trendsetter Engineering

Mobilsation Methods                                                                                                                           All Capping equipment is capable of being transported by road, sea or air, although the preferred, and most efficient method, is by sea. All four CSSs are stored in a deployable state.

Pre-deployment Activity                                                                                                                   Our team will ensure that the CSS is transported to the departure sea port or airport as requested by the incident owner, assembled for deployment by sea, or broken down into shipping format for transport by road/air.

Installation and Operation                                                                                                             The incident owner has overall responsibility for installation and operation of the equipment.      

                                                                                                              Subsea Incident Response Toolkit (SIRT)

  • Tools for site surveys                                                                                                            
  • Debris clearance equipment with cutting, grappling and tools to gain access to Blowout
  • Preventer (BOP) where necessary                                                                                          
  • Flying Leads distribution manifold and dispersant wands to inject dispersant at multiple locations                                                                                                                                  
  • High pressure and high volume accumulators for closing the existing BOP                    
  • Designed for subsea use to a maximum water depth of 3,000m                                                
  • Stored  in two strategic locations: Brazil and Norway                                                  
  • Manufactured by Oceaneering

Debris Clearance                                                                                                                             Each SIRT consists of various tools for removing debris to allow access for dispersant applications and work on the BOP. This also includes tools for site surveys prior to the start of work.

BOP                                                                                                                                                       In the unlikely event that the rig fails to close off the BOP, emergency BOP intervention is required.

Dispersant System                                                                                                                           This system allows for the subsea application of oil dispersant at the wellhead. This will create safer surface working conditions for response personnel and enhance the degradation of oil.

 

The Subsea Incident Response Toolkit is stored in its shipping configuration (common for all forms of transport).

For locations, click here for our map.