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Oil Spill Response Limited Oil Spill Response Limited

UKCS Corporate Manager (OPEP Level 2)


This BEIS-accredited training course aims to explain oil spill response and raise awareness of stakeholder engagement for those undertaking dialogue with response personnel and external bodies such as BEIS/OPRED, MCA, SOSREP and other government agencies. 


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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.

Is this course for me?

This training course is essential for corporate decision makers working for a company operating in UKCS waters, providing you with the required UK training standard. The course is BEIS-accredited and is the minimum requirement for any person performing the role of: 

  • Operators Representative or Emergency Operations Manager within the SOSREP’s Operations Control Unit (OCU); 
  • Duty Manager, Emergency Room Manager and/or Incident Commander (within the Incident Command System); 
  • Corporate decision-makers dealing with priority setting and significant external liaison during a spill response; 
  • Personnel involved in the decision-making processes in a UKCS response or in liaison with the relevant government agencies. 

What will I learn?

As an essential training course for operating in the UKCS, this course will provide you with knowledge and understanding in the following areas: 

  • The key legislation and agreements; 
  • Awareness of spill response issues specific to the UKCS, including statutory requirements and applicable spill response techniques; 
  • The oil spill response requirements placed upon an Operator; 
  • The role of, and interaction with, relevant government agencies during a spill response including the Secretary of State’s Representative (SOSREP); 
  • The importance of Oil Pollution Emergency Plans (OPEPs); 
  • An oil spills behaviour and potential impacts within the marine environment; 
  • Response options; 
  • Spill termination. 

Course Programme

  • Legislation and agreements; 
  • Oil Pollution Emergency Plans (OPEPs); 
  • Causes and fates of marine oil spills; 
  • Environmental and economic impacts; 
  • Response techniques, limitations and considerations; 
  • Termination of a spill response. 

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

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

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06/09/2022 - 06/09/2022
Aberdeen United Kingdom
GBP 263 / GBP 309

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