Recovery Solutions for Oil Spills in Water

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  • Fees : 2900 $
  • Date 31 Mar 2019
  • Location Dubai, English


Recovery Solutions for Oil Spills in Water


Course Introduction:


Oil Companies recognize the need to have in place an effective and tested crisis management capability. Oil spill response planning is one facet of that activity.   The handing of oil materials is a necessity in our every day life.  The possibility of accidents involving oil must be minimized and many measures are being taken in this direction.  One of these measures however is preparedness for immediate and appropriate response in case an incident does take place.  The course is an introduction into the various measures and actions for which a responsible organization must prepare itself. 


Course Objectives & Methods:


The Oil Spillage Emergency for Operations is a 5-day programme designed to teach participants emergency operations for managing major oil spill responses. The course focuses on management aspects of spill response activities and includes training in spill containment and recovery.


The course is a program in which the participants learn to identify potential spill sources, to properly use response equipment and to determine the appropriate cleanup techniques for the various types of oil that may be spilled. This course provides detailed instruction in oil spill prevention and response techniques including:


  • Prevention of Spills
  • Oil movement on Water
  • Use of Containment Booms
  • Mechanical Recovery
  • Use of Dispersants
  • Oil Spills on Land
  • Temporary Storage and Disposal
  • Boat Operation
  • Training and Drills


Participants learn about the types of cleanup equipment, deployment techniques and the planning required for rapid response. Both safety and handling are also covered.


In particular, this course is designed to give the participants:


  • Full awareness of all the implications of handling oil
  • The organizational requirements for Oil Spill Response (prevention and control)
  • The resource requirements for handling oil spill incidents
  • Elements of human behaviour under crisis situations


Who Should Attend:


Managers and technicians from all departments handling oil, chiefs and personnel of emergency response teams, risk minimization managers, fire department chiefs and staff.


Daily Course Contents:


Day One


  • Introduction, Definitions
  • Oil Spill Issues, types and viscosity
  • Damages and Prevention – Causes of Spills
  • Spill Causes/Prevention Examples & Actions
  • Contingency Planning
  • Oil Spill Response Equipment – Discussion and Demonstrations


Day Two


  • Fate and Effects of Oil Spills
  • Environmental Considerations for Oil Spill Response Strategies
  • Containment and Control – Operational Considerations
  • Disposal and Temporary Storage
  • Exercise #1 – Spill Scenario
  • Communications for Oil Spills
  • The Communications Plan
  • Industrial Hygiene and Safety


Day Three


  • Land Spills
  • Public Affairs Issues
  • The Initial Press Release
  • Response Management Team
  • Alternative Dispersement and Oil Collection Technologies
  • Oil Spill Response Organization & Capabilities
  • Case Studies (Exxon Valdez, etc)
  • Course Review and Open Discussion
  • Closing Remarks and Presentation of Diplomas


Videos Presented


Part One-INITIAL RESPONSE  (25 min.)


It provides training to personnel who are called upon to control and clean up oil spills. Topics covered in “Initial Response” include:

  • How spills occur
  • Sizing up the situation
  • Size control
  • Responder safety
  • Incident management
  • Different types of oil
  • Hazards during different phases of the spill
  • Factors that control how a spill behaves
  • Agencies to notify about a spill





It provides training to personnel who are called upon to control and clean up oil spills. Control activities discussed in “Countermeasures on Land” include:

  • Low and high pressure washing
  • Sand blasting
  • Soil washing
  • Mechanical removal
  • Sorbents
  • Steam cleaning
  • Physical removal Vacuum pumping
  • Bioremedation
  • Other topics covered include spill behavior, safety precautions for responders, preparing for an approaching spill, and the special problems of shoreline clean-up.





It provides training to personnel who are called upon to control and clean up oil spills. Control activities discussed in “Countermeasures on water” include:

  • Booms and barriers
  • Skimming
  • Dispersants
  • In situ burning
  • Herding
  • Sorbents
  • Chemical treatment
  • Other topics include how weather, wind, sea conditions and currents affect water spills, tracking spills in order to predict ecological impact, safety precautions for responders, and dealing with contaminated wildlife.


Part Four-WASTE MANAGEMENT (22 min.)


It provides training to personnel who are called upon to control and clean up oil spills. “Waste Management” discusses the very important issues of handling recovered oil and debris resulting from the clean-up effort and outlines waste management priorities:

  • Eliminating the waste
  • Reducing the waste
  • Recycling the waste
  • Treating the waste
  • Disposing the waste
  • Other topics studied include standards waste oil must meet for recycling, temporary storage options for bulk oil, oil water separation. Use of vacuum trucks, extracting emulsions, separating waste streams, and disposal and reclamation.


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