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OSRL supports CEPSA to improve their global oil spill response capability

November, 2017

OSRL supports CEPSA to improve their global oil spill response capability

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.

Breeze of Okhotsk - Emergency Response Exercise

August, 2017

Breeze of Okhotsk - Emergency Response Exercise

Exxon Neftegas Limited required the planning and facilitation of a large scale oil spill exercise involving a number of stakeholders. Oil Spill Response Limited was contracted to design and facilitate the exercise. This case study highlights the scale of the exercise and challenges encountered, level of realism in the scenario, successful delivery and learning achieved through the close collaboration between client, OSRL and other specialist contractors.

Recorded Webinar: Spanish Tiered Preparedness & Response

February, 2017 By: Michael Roldan

Recorded Webinar: Spanish Tiered Preparedness & Response

Este seminario de OSRL ofrecido en español cubre el tema de preparación y respuesta por niveles. 

This Spanish Language Webinar from OSRL covers the topic of Tiered Preparedness and Response

Recorded Webinar: On-Scene Commander (Australia) E-learning Course

February, 2016 By: Janvin Sidhu and Robert Chan

Recorded Webinar: On-Scene Commander (Australia) E-learning Course

Catch up on our On-Scene Commander (Australia) E-learning Course webinar when our oil spill experts gave an overview of the content for this brand NEW course, giving a taster of the actions and considerations that Offshore Installation Managers (OIMs) and others operating in Australia will need to undertake during an oil spill. Also included were the benefits of e-learning and in particluar, OSRL's approach to learning. View the demo of this course here.

Spill Journal: MV Fedra

November, 2016

Spill Journal: MV Fedra

The MV Fedra was a Liberian-registered bulk-carrier cargo ship. It ran aground and smashed against Europa Point, the southernmost tip of Gibraltar, on the 10th October 2008, following severe gale force winds measuring 12 on the Beaufort scale. 

Read about OSRL's involvment in the next entry of our Spill Journal.

Recorded Webinar: SWIS Exercises

October, 2016 By: Katrina Webster

 Recorded Webinar: SWIS Exercises

Catch up on our SWIS Exercises webinar hosted by James Burroughs & David Singleton in September 2016. 

This webinar explains, in detail, our SWIS equipment and emphasises the importance of conducting exercises.

Spill Journal: Montara, West Atlas

Spill Journal: Montara, West Atlas

The Montara incident was an oil and gas leak, and subsequent slick that took place in the Montara oil field in the Timor Sea, off the northern coast of Western Australia on 21st August 2009.


The slick was released following a blowout from the Montara wellhead platform and continued leaking in total for 74 days. Read about OSRL's involvment in the next entry of our Spill Journal.

Case Study: Kuwait Oil Company develops response capability

August, 2016

Case Study: Kuwait Oil Company develops response capability

In late 2015, OSRL began assisting Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) to conduct a capability review as the company formed an oil spill response management team. During the first half of 2016, OSRL continued to support KOC in the development of their oil spill response capability. Find out more through the case study. 

Spill Journal: MV Tasman Spirit

August, 2016

Case Study: Tullow Oil Ghana conduct exercise with OSRL support

The MV Tasman Spirit, a single-hulled tanker carrying 67,535 tonnes of crude oil destined for the Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC), ran aground near Karachi port on 27th July 2003. Three attempts were made to tow it away but all failed. Cracks appeared in the hull on 14th August. The oil spill impacted 14 km of coastline along the Clifton Beach, Karachi. Read about OSRL's involvment in the first entry of our Spill Journal.

Paper - Lessons Learnt: Oiled Wildlife Response in Asia

By: Ho Yei Ling

Paper - Lessons Learnt: Oiled Wildlife Response in Asia

This paper will highlight the lessons learnt from various responses, which comprises the element of wildlife response, that OSRL was actively involved in and how these lessons have been used to enhance oiled wildlife response capability in OSRL to better serve Asia.