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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.
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.
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.
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.
In 2016, a member of OSRL was choosing a relief well location as part of a gas exploration well Safety Case. For the case scenario, they wanted to know whether the chosen relief well drill site would be safe. A worst case gas release scenario was modelled by OSRL to asisst in the decision making process for the Member. Find out more through the case study.
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.
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.