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Case Study - Enhanced Responder Training

August, 2015 By: Chris Miles, Principal Trainer

Enhanced Responder Training

Read how OSRL developed and designed an Enhanced Responder Training programme to train Petrobras Responders in Brazil at the sites of their response bases and enabled Petrobras to roll-out a longer term training programme across the Petrobras Response Bases to raise preparedness levels.

Response Case Studies 2011

July, 2015

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North Sea: This case study on a production incident in the North Sea illustrates how OSRL managed to integrate smoothly into a Member's response structure, giving them immediate access to critical resources, while planning for the worst case scenario. 

MV Rena: This case study on a shipping incident in New Zealand explains how our ICS knowledge and experience from the Montara and Macondo responses were utilised effectively.

Response Case Studies 2012

July, 2015

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North Sea: An OSRL Technical Advisor was integrated into the Member's response structure, providing immediate access to equipment resources that were quickly mobilised to the site.

Iraq: OSRL was requested to provide technical advice for a leak from a tank at an inland storage facility belonging to a non-Member. The provision of technical advice by OSRL ensured that the incident was resolved in a timely fashion, minimising the impact on the environment in a fast and efficient way.

Response Case Studies 2013

July, 2015

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Ecuador: This case study illustrates OSRL's response during a pipeline spill which made its way into the Amazon River's tributaries.

Singapore: This case study reflects the quick response of OSRL during a vessel collision along an important commercial route.

Preparedness Case Studies 2011

July, 2015

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Tanzania: This case study demonstrates the benefits that OSRL were able to bring to an operating region's Members as a result of the training conducted and work done.

Indonesia: This case study illustrates the convenience brought to a Member who signed up for a single contract for a full range of preparedness services.

Preparedness Case Studies 2012

July, 2015

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Cuba: OSRL was well placed to provide further support to several operators planning to undertake exploratory drilling campaigns offshore during 2012. Operators that had previously been aware of OSRL's response capability took the opportunity to utilise a range of services to enhance oil spill preparedness. 

Indonesia: This case study highlights the close working relationship OSRL has with one of our Members in Indonesia where we were involved extensively in their preparedness plans.

Preparedness Case Studies 2013

July, 2015

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Australia: OSRL helps a Member increase response capability as regulatory requirements become more stringent. 

French Guinea: this is OSRL's first regional mobilisation exercise in the Americas after its merger with CCA, conducted with Shell Americas Response Team and Shell Exploration and Production France.

What challenges are faced with an ongoing wellhead release?

May, 2019 By: Jamie Gathercole

What challenges are faced with an ongoing wellhead release?

Case study series - Jamie Gathercole, Senior Response Specialist and Trainer  talks about an ongoing oil release from a wellhead a short distance from Trinidad. Jamie will also discuss some of the challenges the team had to face throughout the response. 

SSL Kolkata calls 'man over board'

May, 2019 By: Shane Jacobs

SSL Kolkata calls 'man over board'

SSL Kolkata, a 150-metre general cargo vessel came into trouble off the coast of India when a fire erupted following an explosion on board. Shane Jacobs talks about the process in which we went through to help with the response operations...

What happens when a vessel collides with a jetty in Rotterdam?

June, 2019 By: Will Griffiths

What happens when a vessel collides with a jetty in Rotterdam?

Will Griffiths talks about when a vessel collided with a jetty in the port of Rotterdam and the response activities.