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OPEP Certification

The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNEZ), along with the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), developed the UK training standards in accordance with the requirements of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation (OPRC). DESNEZ standards are adapted from the IMO Model Training Courses and tailored to meet the UK's needs.

As DESNEZ is responsible for the accreditation of oil spill response training for the UK Offshore Oil Industry, the standards set are specific to operations in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) region. As a Nautical Institute (NI) accredited training centre, OSRL is accredited to deliver the full range of UK oil spill response training courses on behalf of DESNEZ, primarily delivered in Aberdeen and Southampton.

OPEP Levels of training include: 

  • OPEP Level 1 - UKCS On-Scene Commander 
  • OPEP Level 2 - UKCS Corporate Manager
  • OPEP Level 3 - UKCS Onshore Emergency Responder
  • OPEP Level 4 - UKCS Onshore Emergency Responder with Practical Deployments (recommended for UK delegates who require an IMO 2 equivalent certification
  • OPEP Level 3-4 Upgrade - Offered as part of our IMO Level 2 equivalent On-Scene Commander Clearance Course (join the practical equipment deployment exercise days).

OPEP Course Benefits

  • Standards

    The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNEZ) standards are adapted from the IMO Model Training Courses and tailored to meet the UK’s Offshore Oil Industry needs within the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).

  • Success

    Essential training to allow On-Scene Commanders, Responders and Managers to engage in an effective offshore response in the UKCS.

  • Structure

    Our OPEP courses detail the role and importance of an Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (OPEP), and your role in the collaboration and communications within UK statutory requirements.

Why Choose OSRL?

  • Early Bird Discount - Save 10%

    Book a course more than 3 months in advance and save 10% for each person booked on the course.

  • Highest Training Standards

    OSRL is a Nautical Institute accredited training provider to the Oil, Gas and Shipping Industries providing courses to national and international globally recognised training standards such as IMO, MCA (UK) and BEIS (UK).

  • Knowledgeable Trainers

    OSRL's trainers bring together technical proficiency, industry know-how, and a comprehension of regulatory mandates in the Oil, Gas, and Shipping Industries. Our training programs are designed to prioritise the safety, efficiency, and robustness of operations.


OPEP Courses

Find the list below of all our current OPEP courses certified at OPEP Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4. If you can't see what you're looking for, please get in touch


UKCS Responder Refresher (OPEP Levels 3 & 4)

This course provides you with a revalidation of the OPEP Level 3 and OPEP Level 4 certifications.

Distance Learning

  • OPEP Refresher
Duration 2x Half Days
Next Date
Price From £484 £557 £557

Face To Face

  • OPEP Refresher
Duration 1 Day
Next Date Run on Request
Price From £474 £554 £554

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