This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Activate Us

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.

Oil Spill Response Limited Oil Spill Response Limited

Technical Library

Browse our library collection

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.

Case study: Application of GPG for Inland Nearshore Operations

July, 2017

Case study: Application of GPG for Inland Nearshore Operations

As the OSR-JIP represents the latest GPGs developed for the oil and gas industry, we decided to test the applicability of the GPGs for these types of operations.


This study presents two examples on how the principles and response strategies outlined in the various GPGs can be easily be extended to manage and mitigate the oil spill risks from facilities located inland and nearshore.

Case study:Development of Cold Weather Training Courses

July, 2017

Case study: Development of Cold Weather Training Courses

An overview of OSRL’s Foundation and Continuation Course in collaboration with Eastern Canada Response Corporation and Alaska Clean Seas.

Case study: Experiences In Developing Cold Weather Response Capability: Offshore, Shoreline & Cold Weather Shoreline Clean-up Assessment Techniques

July, 2017

Case study: Experiences In Developing Cold Weather Response Capability: Offshore, Shoreline & Cold Weather Shoreline Clean-up Assessment Techniques

An overview of OSRL's first offshore cold weather exercise in partnership with Greenland Oil Spill Response (GOSR).

Case study: Does the current global training curriculum meet the needs of exploration and production?

July, 2017

Case study: Does the current global training curriculum meet the needs of exploration and production?

Given the current and future level of exploration and production activity, should we have a dedicated harmonised global training curriculum on oil spill response for global exploration and production activities?

Case study: Maximising the use of Containment and Recovery systems in rivers with enhanced encounter techniques

July, 2017

Case study: Does the current global training curriculum meet the needs of exploration and production?

Spills that occur in estuaries and in the lower courses of rivers have the potential to impact sensitive shoreline resources.When responding to incidents in these locations, maximising the use of containment and recovery equipment to help protect sensitive resources is paramount.

In 2015 and 2016, OSRL investigated different methods for maximising the use of containment and recovery equipment in rivers and estuaries. Three techniques were tested using active boom recovery systems and ancillary equipment in various locations in the United Kingdom and France.

Case study: Using the Tiered Preparedness & Response framework to support incident management decisions

July, 2017

Case study: Using the Tiered Preparedness & Response framework to support incident management decisions

The model of Tiered Preparedness and Response has evolved in recent years into

the new TPR framework. The oil spill preparedness world now has this new model successfully embedded into the contingency planning process. But how can it be used to good effect in a response?

Case Study: Tullow Oil Ghana conduct exercise with OSRL support

Case Study: Tullow Oil Ghana conduct exercise with OSRL support

As part of Tullow Ghana Limited’s (TGL) continued commitment towards oil spill and emergency response preparedness, an annual exercise was conducted over a four day period in November 2015, with collabrated support from a variety of OSRL resources. 

Oil Spill Incident Controller (Australia) Course Demo

January, 2016

Oil Spill Incident Controller (Australia) Course Demo

View the demo of our NEW Oil Spill Incident Controllers course designed specifically for the Australian Oil and Gas operators. The aim of this online course is to outline the actions and considerations that Offshore Installation Managers (OIMs) and other offshore personnel responsible for assessing oil spills and their consequences, activating contingency plans and reporting pollution incidents to authorities need to undertake within the initial stages of response. 

There are seven topics to take, followed by an assessment. Because this is a demo, you will only have access up-to section 3. 

Webcast: DECC Training Requirements

April, 2016 By: Simon Blaen & Dougal Fraser

Webcast: DECC Training Requirements

In this webcast, our Aberdeen Representative, Simon Blaen and Aberdeen Consultant, Dougal Fraser explain the DECC training requirements for UK Operators, including who needs to be trained and to what level, as well as detailing how OSRL can help meet the requirements.