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A capability review forms part of the contingency planning process. It ensures that investment in oil spill capability meets the needs of the operations and is suitable for the risk level.
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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 contingency plans are important documents that aid critical decision making when responding to an oil spill incident. Their functionality is for users who are faced with intense pressures to respond quickly to an incident is crucial.
Southeast Asia - The Marine Environment, Growing Demand and Energy Trends, Exploration, Production and Transportaiton of Oil, Risk Profile, State of Preparedness and Conclusion.
Case Studies: Equipment Deployment, Dispersant Application, Nationalism
This paper examines the increasing risks of oil spills from the growing vessel traffic and exploration and production activities in Southeast Asia against the current level of preparedness in the region. In doing so, the author will share the experience gained from working on various oil spill response planning and preparedness projects with the Governments and industry in the region with lessons learned, current developments and recommendation for improvements.
Stretching from Singapore and the Strait of Malacca chokepoint in the southwest to the Strait of Taiwan in the northeast, the South China Sea is one of the most important energy trade routes in the world. Almost a third of global crude oil and over half of global liquefied natural gas (LNG) passes through the South China Sea each year. Coupled with the significant economy growth from China, that is the world’s largest oil importer, protecting the flow of oil becomes a prime consideration of the South East and East Asia governments. All of these factors make the South China Sea to hold one of the highest potential for oil spill, be it by quantity of oil or frequency of energy activities. This paper provides an overview of the oil industry's response to the growing energy activities in the South China Sea using case studies to illustrate the situations that are still occurring in practice.
Tanzania: This case study demonstrates the benefits that OSRL were able to bring to an operating region's Members as a result of the training conducted and work done.
Indonesia: This case study illustrates the convenience brought to a Member who signed up for a single contract for a full range of preparedness services.
Cuba: OSRL was well placed to provide further support to several operators planning to undertake exploratory drilling campaigns offshore during 2012. Operators that had previously been aware of OSRL's response capability took the opportunity to utilise a range of services to enhance oil spill preparedness.
Indonesia: This case study highlights the close working relationship OSRL has with one of our Members in Indonesia where we were involved extensively in their preparedness plans.
Australia: OSRL helps a Member increase response capability as regulatory requirements become more stringent.
French Guinea: this is OSRL's first regional mobilisation exercise in the Americas after its merger with CCA, conducted with Shell Americas Response Team and Shell Exploration and Production France.