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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.

DECC Level 1 Demo

DECC Level 1 Demo

View the demo of our DECC Level 1 - On-Scene Commander e-learning course. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) stipulates that all Offshore Installation Managers (OIM’s) and those responsible for activating the installation’s Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (OPEP) are trained to DECC Level 1 standard. The DECC 1 - On-Scene Commander course enables UK oil and gas operators to meet this requirement providing training on key aspects of oil spills such as UK regulation, reporting procedures and response strategies.

IMS 200 Demo

IMS 200 Demo

View the demo of our IMS 200 course, which describes the leadership and management within an incident management system, the functional areas and briefings of the system and the organisational flexibility of command.

Oil Spill Awareness for Vessel Crews Demo

Oil Spill Awareness for Vessel Crews Demo

View the demo of our Oil Spill Awareness for Vessel Crews e-learning course, developed to give Standby Vessel Masters and Crews, or First Responders in an offshore response, the necessary knowledge to respond quickly and effectively to an offshore oil spill incident.

SWRP Newsletter_April 2016

By: Katrina Webster

SWRP Newsletter_April 2016

Through collaboration with OSRL, international oil and gas companies continue to work together through the Subsea Well Response Project (SWRP) to further improve subsea well control incident intervention capabilities.

Find out the latest project developments by downloading the latest SWRP Newsletter.

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).