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    Oil Spill Response & Control for Line Managers

    Course Introduction:

    •  Oil spills are one of the most dangerous and devastating marine accidents. The severe damage and losses they cause to marine life and the marine environment make it mandatory for all marine organizations to follow certain guidelines and standards of operation to prevent such accidents.
    • In the event of oil spills, marine organizations need to pay hefty penalties for the serious damage caused by the spill. Managers and supervisors at marine vessels, terminals, and/or jetties understand the complexity of oil spill management, and hence, certain critical aspects of decision making and action are left to their discretion.
    • While on-scene commanders are responsible for taking the first steps and action at the site, managers and supervisors are responsible for decision-making based on the information and details received from the on-scene commander. Managers and supervisors take into account the situation, international regulations, and requirements as well as political and media interference.
    Course Objective
    The main objective of this Oil Spill Cleanup Methods, Response, and Models (Supervisory Level) course is to empower managers and supervisors, and other marine professionals with:
    • Advanced knowledge and information about oil spills and resultant action or next steps based on records and data received from the site of the spill
    • The knowledge and ability to comprehend and draw accurate conclusions based on information and data provided through records
    • Better analytical and decision-making skills to be able to make correct decisions without seeing the state or damage caused by the oil spill incident
    • The required confidence and skill to work with advanced tools and techniques, including oil spill models, to gather the required information to take appropriate next steps
    • The clarity to understand the roles and responsibilities at the supervisory level to ensure that there is no delay in decision making that could amplify the damage at the site
    • The skill and experience to ensure seamless communication between on- and off-site locations in order to reduce the impact of oil spills or to prevent warning ones
    • The overall confidence, experience, knowledge, and ability to successfully manage an oil spill end to end and minimize the impact it can cause to marine life or the losses it can cause to the business
    • The needed experience and exposure to prepare for higher levels of responsibility in order to ensure steady and successful career growth and progression in the organization
    Activities
    • Classroom with Theoretical and Handouts for classwork

    Day 1
    Module 1 – Responsibilities of On-Scene Commanders

    • Activate the emergency response team
    • Activate additional response vendors/contractors
    • Evaluate severity, impact, safety measures, response requirements, etc.
    • Confirm safety aspects at site
    • Communicate and provide incident information
    • Coordinate and complete internal/external notifications
    • Communicate with the emergency response team
    Module 2 – Responsibilities of Supervisors
    • Initiate response actions
    • Restrict site access
    • Take steps to minimize health and safety impact
    • Request medical assistance
    • Verify leakage and damage
    • Identify and isolate the source, if possible
    • Interpret the results of numeric models and reports
    • Evaluate and take action on legal, financial, and political implications
    • Coordinate further response actions with on-scene commanders

    • Day 2
    • Module 3 – Clean-Up Methods
    • Bioremediation
    • Bioremediation accelerators
    • Controlled burning
    • Dispersants
    • Dredging
    • Skimming
    • Solidifying
    • Vacuum and centrifuge
    • Beach raking
    Module 4 – Clean-Up Equipment
    • Booms
    • Skimmers
    • Sorbents
    • Chemical and biological agents
    • Vacuums
    • Shovels


    Day 3
    Module 5 – Elements of the Spill Response Procedure

    • List of appropriate protective clothing, safety equipment, and clean-up
    • Appropriate evacuation zones
    • Availability of fire suppression equipment
    • Disposal containers for spill clean-up material
    • First-aid material and procedures
    Module 6 – Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Mapping
    • Definition
    • Advantages
    • Information categories
    • Shoreline type
    • Biological resources
    • Human-use resources


    Day 4
    Module 7 – Oil Spill Models

    • Definition
    • Characteristics
    • Advantages
    • Functions
    Module 8 ­– Types of Oil Spill Models
    • MOTHY
    • MEDSLIK
    • MEDSLIK-II
    • POSEIDON-OSM


    Day 5
    Module 9 – Other Aspects of Important Consideration

    • Contingency planning
    • Legal and regulatory framework
    • Response operations
    • Liability handling
    • Risk assessment and management
    • Role/influence of government and media
    • Discussion and questions
    • Final Exam
    • Course Evaluations


    • Senior managers and officers play a role in decision-making in the event of marine accidents.
    • Site supervisors and offsite supervisors are responsible for deciding the next steps.
    • On-scene commanders need to coordinate with supervisors for certain aspects of their role to effectively manage an oil spill.


    • Module 1 – Responsibilities of On-Scene Commanders
    • Module 2 – Responsibilities of Supervisors
    • Module 3 – Clean-Up Methods
    • Module 4 – Clean-Up Equipment
    • Module 5 – Elements of the Spill Response Procedure
    • Module 6 – Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Mapping
    • Module 7 – Oil Spill Models
    • Module 8 ­– Types of Oil Spill Models
    • Module 9 – Other Aspects of Important Consideration

    • General experience in the Oil & Gas E&P.
    • General experience in HSE in the Oil & Gas E&P.
    • General experience in the Pipeline/Transport, and Downstream Processing Sectors.


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