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OSRL was contracted by Shell for the provision of oil spill response equipment, for use at its offshore drilling activities in Bulgaria. As part of the hire agreement, training was provided to onshore and offshore personnel. While the crew were well prepared, the drilling campaign was concluded without incident. This case study discusses the equipment and training services provided, and highlights the successful delivery and learnings achieved through the close collaboration between Shell, OSRL and Shell’s dedicated contractors.
Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) can provide its members with Autonomous Underwater Vehicle capability. AUV’s can be mobilised rapidly and can be operational soon after spill events have been identified, communicating near real-time information to a secure web-portal.
The challenges faced with existing tools led OSRL to investigate and develop a kite surveillance package. Kites can be utilised where other tools may be restricted in use due to the regulatory environment/requirements, cost implications and availability of other surveillance assets.
Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) can provide its members with Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) capability. They can provide a distinct advantage during a spill response when compared to traditional methods of surveillance for certain scenarios.
How Tullow Ghana is partnering with OSRL and key local stakeholders to ensure it’s ready for any eventuality...
OSRL was engaged by Thailand’sIESG (Oil Industry Environmental Safety Group Association) to assess its oil spill response equipment stockpile and its capability to support in-country oil spill responses, up to Tier 2. Thailand’s Tier 2 capability is unique; representing a coalition between the government, IESG, and its constituent member organisations.
The following case study highlights the scale of the capability review which was completed and the resulting improvement recommendations delivered to all three parties regarding their current equipment stockpile management in terms of quantity, strategic placement and maintenance regime.
The OSRL team worked with Maersk Oil to develop an Incident Management System in complete conformance with the good practice guide, fit for the size and complexity of its operations and the outlook of the organisation's senior leaders.
The technical disciplines within OSRL’s SME Programme align with the mainstream capabilities expected of Oil Spill Response Organisations, as outlined in the IPIECA-IOGP Tiered Preparedness and Response Framework.
OSRL participated in a five-day state-level exercise called the Exercise Ningaloo Challenge, led by Western Australia (WA) Department of Transport (DoT), under the auspices of Quadrant Energy in September 2017.
A key objective of the exercise was to validate the response arrangement detailed in WA DoT’s Offshore Petroleum Industry Guidance Notes, which provide a structured framework to enable an integrated cross jurisdiction response to a ‘Level 3 Marine Oil Pollution’ incident comprising multiple stakeholders. Quadrant Energy was invited to demonstrate their capability to co-manage the response.
Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) conducted a Global Capability Review for Compañía Española de Petróleos (CEPSA) in 2016.
The Capability Review was part of an initiative to identify any gaps in oil spill preparedness and response capability in some of CEPSA’s Exploration and Production assets around the world.