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Course Structure

  • Classroom100%
  • Presentations60%
  • Group Tasks40%

Know your SOSREP and OCU’s from your OPEP’s to give you the awareness you need as a corporate decision maker for oil spill response activities

Are you a corporate decision maker in your company and do you know your SOSREP and OCU’s from your OPEP’s? If not, then this course will give you the awareness that you need in that role for priority setting, reporting requirements and oil spill response activities.


This course is essential for corporate decision makers working for a company operating in UKCS waters, providing you with the required BEIS training. It is a minimum requirement for any person who performs the role Duty Managers and Emergency Room Managers or Incident Commanders who are not Duty Managers or Emergency Room Managers

  • All Duty Managers and Emergency Room Managers
  • Incident Commanders during a UKCS incident who are not Duty Managers or Emergency Room Managers
  • Corporate decision-makers dealing with priority setting and significant external liaison during an oil spill incident
  • Any personnel involved in the decision-making processes in a UKCS response or in liaison with the relevant authorities


As an essential course for operating in the UKCS, you will learn about the specific legislation and roles of relevant government agencies in addition to the required Oil Spill Emergency Plans and specific response strategies.


This course will give you the knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Awareness of oil spill response issues specific to the UKCS, including statutory requirements and response strategies.
  • Requirements placed upon an operator
  • Understand the role of, and interaction with, relevant government agencies during an oil spill including the Secretary of State’s Representative (SOSREP)
  • Oil Spill Emergency Plans (OPEP), oil behaviour in the environment, response strategies and spill termination.


  •  Legislation and agreements
  • Causes and fates
  • Reporting procedures required under OPRC and MARPOL, proven by the use of the PON 1 form
  • Fate and effects of offshore oil spills
  • Oil Pollution Emergency Plans (OPEP’s)
  • Response strategies, limitations and considerations
  • The decision-making processes used to manage a spill incident
  • Identification of the reasons for activation of the response
  • Roles and responsibilities of stakeholders and how they interact
  • Termination of a spill

Here's what you've been saying about this course:

"Excellent balance of material and activities to reinforce concepts."

"LMS [Learning Management System] had everything I needed to prepare for the course."

See what our customers are saying about us...

"Response Consultants only use OSRL to deliver oil spill training courses to their Consultants. OSRL has a wealth of knowledge and experience, as well as friendly and approachable trainers. Their understanding of legislation and response activities in the oil and gas industry is second to none, and their reputation is known globally. 

When we need our staff to be the best, we only ask the best to provide the training!"

Claire Forbes MA, LLB
Managing Consultant, Response Consultants UK Limited

Booking Options

UKCS Corporate Manager (OPEP 2)
Course code: UKCM38
September 2019
Location & Country
AberdeenUnited Kingdom
Member rateGBP 263
Non-memberGBP 309
Course code: UKCM39
October 2019
Location & Country
SouthamptonUnited Kingdom
Member rateGBP 263
Non-memberGBP 309