Oil and Gas UK: New oil spill response guides launched

Offshore oil and gas operators now have access to four new response implementation guides (RIGs) to assist any required responses to oil spills in the North Sea.

A UK industry group launched in the wake of 2010’s Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, proposed the development of a toolkit containing information on the different methods for countering spillages on the UK Continental Shelf.

The new RIGs will provide guidance on the aerial monitoring of a spill, shoreline response, decanting of oil, and waste management.

The full description of the guides can be found at the Oil and Gas UK web site Oil and Gas UK oil spill response guides.