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Oil Pollution Emergency Planning and Spill Response

  • Code:
  • Duration:
    40 minutes
  • Language:   
    UK English
  • Level:
  • Target audience:
    All relevant personnel

This awareness course provides an overview of the sources of spills in the offshore oil and gas industry, the environmental impacts associated with spills, and the regulatory controls, oil pollution emergency planning requirements, and other measures that can be implemented to prevent spills, or minimise their impact if they do occur.

Learning objectives

  • LO1
    Explain the terms ‘planned operational discharges’ and ‘accidental releases’
  • LO2
    Explain the importance of preventing spills
  • LO3
    Identify the sources of spills in the offshore oil and gas industry
  • LO4
    Describe the environmental impacts associated with spills
  • LO5
    Identify the legislative and regulatory controls that are in place to prevent spills or minimise the potential consequences in the event of a spill
  • LO6
    Explain the purpose of oil spill emergency planning and the requirements of an OPEP
  • LO7
    Explain the reporting requirements in the event of a spill to sea
  • LO8
    Identify the tiered oil spill response levels
  • LO9
    Identify the actions to take in the event of a spill that is contained on board
  • LO10
    Identify the actions that individual personnel can take to reduce the risk of spills

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