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    OSRL holds inaugural Aberdeen Members' Forum

    Organisations and Associations // July 25, 2012

    Oil Spill Response Ltd (OSRL) recently hosted a technical forum, reaching out to Aberdeen-based members and UK regulators to discuss issues of mutual interest.

    Some 30 representatives of our Aberdeen-based membership attended the event together with representatives of DECC and other interested parties.

    Following the fallout from technical and regulatory changes in the post-Macondo world, now further compounded by recent incidents in the North Sea, holding the forum was therefore very timely and provided a unique opportunity to bring together operators, regulators and OSRL as responders to discuss technical response matters in a relaxed, informal setting.

    The topics chosen were influenced by questions regularly posed to OSRL's Duty Managers and the Regional Representative by our Members and included:

    • Context setting so what has changed in the post Macondo world?
    • OSCAR modelling capability
    • Remote sensing service enhancements
    • Dispersant update (policy and application practicalities)
    • OSPRAG capping service status and logistical considerations
    • ICS introduction and overview

    In addition to updating OSRL's membership on latest technical developments which affect them, the forum had a twin objective to engage with our members in a format aligned with OSRL's APR aims.

    In this regard it was a good opportunity to elicit firsthand feedback on OSRL's services and give both parties mutual assurance that response integration will be effective.

    For more information on technical events by OSRL, contact Andy Nicoll at


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