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Oil Spill Response Limited Oil Spill Response Limited

Dispersant Awareness and Monitoring

This course will help you to evaluate dispersant application as a response tool and develop your knowledge of monitoring the effectiveness of dispersant.

2 Days

Course details

The combined experience of recent and historical spill events and numerous scientific studies has shown that the use of dispersants to combat major oil spills in an offshore marine environment can be a very effective response strategy if used correctly.

Dispersant usage must be sufficiently planned, expertly delivered, rigorously monitored and appropriately discussed and communicated with regulators and stakeholders. A dispersant strategy that fails to meet these criteria could cause long-term environmental damage, cost a significant amount in fines and severely damage a company’s reputation. 

The aims of the workshop are to provide delegates with the latest information about dispersant strategy planning and the effective application and monitoring of dispersants in order to understand the opportunities and limitations of this key response strategy. 

Do you have sufficient awareness to confidently endorse use of dispersants and make it part of your contingency plans?


Additional Information

Decision-makers, policy-makers and response professionals with key responsibilities for Spill Response Preparedness Planning, Spill Response Policy and Emergency Response Management and those that implement Dispersant use as a response technique.

• Legal compliance
• Pre-use considerations
• Research and development
• Health & Safety
• Suitability of dispersants as a response tool
• Surface dispersant platforms
• Subsea dispersant application
• Logistical issues and SMART protocols for evaluating dispersant efficacy
• Effective monitoring options for contingency planning and spill response

Delegates attending courses held at Southampton or Singapore will have an opportunity to tour our Tier 3 bases, see first-hand a range of different application
methods and witness the use of a vessel-based system in operation.



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There are currently no sessions available for this course. If you would like to register your interest in taking this course in the future, please let us know.