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Improving Thailand’s oil spill preparedness strategy

July, 2018

An Exercise Evolving into a Real Emergency Management

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.

An Exercise Evolving into a Real Emergency Management

May, 2018

An Exercise Evolving into a Real Emergency Management

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.

Western Australia State Maritime Environmental Emergency Response (MEER) Exercise

January, 2018

Western Australia State Maritime Environmental Emergency Response (MEER) Exercise

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.

 

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.

Case Study: Subsea Gas Plume Modelling Study

February, 2017

Case Study: Subsea Gas Plume Modelling Study

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.

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.

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.