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Oil Spill Response Limited Oil Spill Response Limited

Welcome to OSRL


Course Structure

  • Classroom100%
  • Presentations50%
  • Group Tasks50%

If you are a Duty Onshore Responder responsible for dealing with a response to offshore oil spills, this course will refresh your knowledge of oil spill response requirements within the UKCS.

Using a realistic scenario covering all aspects of a response, delegates apply their knowledge and increase their confidence in mounting a response strategy and when communicating with Government agencies.

This course provides you with revalidation of OPEP (previously DECC) Level 3  and OPEP (previously DECC) Level 4 certification by attending this comprehensive refresher of offshore response management for Onshore Emergency Responders and Advisors in accordance with UK regulations.


This refresher course must be taken within 36 months of the original course date and you must be able to provide a valid certificate. If you miss this deadline you will need to retake the full course at the appropriate level.

This course comprises of a one-day exercise starting from the initial spill notification through to the production of an Incident Action Plan (IAP), for both offshore and shoreline response. This course ensures you gain an understanding of the role of the Secretary of State‚Äôs Representative (SOSREP) for Maritime Salvage and Intervention and the function of the Operations Control Unit (OCU) and how they interface with your Company and other agencies. 


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

  • Notifications and reporting requirements
  • SOSREP and OCU in the UK Response Structure
  • Causes and fates of oil
  • Quantification of oil
  • Modelling and tracking of oil
  • Different response techniques
  • Media
  • Waste management
  • Spill termination and demobilisation of resources
  • UKCS legislation and industry requirements
  • Causes and fates of oil spills including a syndicate exercise
  • Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (OPEP), the use of the plan and reporting procedures including PON 1
  • OPEP table-top exercise
  • Response strategies and response options
  • The role of government agencies and authorities
  • Use of dispersants and monitoring criteria
  • Forum for industry and regulatory changes

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

"Went through a realistic scenario and therefore able to cover all aspects of a response."


"Good way of running the course."


"Well thought out learning refresher." 


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 Responder Refresher (OPEP 3/4)
Course code: UKREF37
September 2019
Location & Country
AberdeenUnited Kingdom
Member rateGBP 391
Non-memberGBP 464
Course code: UKREF38
October 2019
Location & Country
SouthamptonUnited Kingdom
Member rateGBP 391
Non-memberGBP 464