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OSPRAG Summit – UK Oil Spill Prevention and Response
Venue: The Fleming Auditorium
Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB23 8BL
Start date: 21 Sep 2011
Start time: 08.30
Registration: 08.30
Presentations: 09.00
End time: 17.15
Since May 2010 following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Oil Spill Prevention and Response Advisory Group (OSPRAG) has led the UK oil and gas industry’s effort to ensure that its drilling practices and procedures are robust and remain fit for purpose. While the industry, regulators and trade unions are confident in the ability of current regulations and procedures to prevent major well control incidents, OSPRAG has made great strides in identifying where improvements can be made and implementing them.Oil & Gas UK’s OSPRAG Summit provides delegates with the opportunity to find out from experts about the range of projects undertaken to bolster the industry’s prevention of blowouts and in the unlikely event that such an incident occurs, the sector’s response to it. OSPRAG’s chair, Jim House, will open the Summit which will be chaired by Malcolm Webb, chief executive of Oil & Gas UK. The work of OSPRAG will then be explored by an expert line-up of speakers including the group’s project leaders, regulators and lawyers.After lunch and a networking opportunity, the focus will turn to SULA, the full-scale exercise mounted in May to test the national contingency plan (NCP) for the response to a major oil spill in the UK. Delegates will benefit from hearing an evaluation of each element of the exercise and the recommendations for industry and the NCP that emanated from the exercise.The full agenda will be available shortly and will cover 4 sessions:     1. Oil Spill Response
2. The Work of the Indemnities and Insurance Review Group
3. The Work of the Technical Review Group
4. Exercise SULA Feedback; Exercise Response Cells and Report Recommendations
pdf 1. Craig Bunyan, Department of Energy and Climate Change (327kB)
pdf 2. Mick Borwell, Oil & Gas UK (3422kB)
pdf 3. Judith Aldersey-Williams, CMS Cameron McKenna LLP (187kB)
pdf 4. Paul Dymond, Oil & Gas UK (303kB)
pdf 5. Brian Kinkead, OSPRAG Technical Review Group (962kB)
pdf 6. Gregory King, Well Life Cycle Practices Forum (476kB)
pdf 7. Exercise SULA (831kB)
Website: Click here to find out more about the work of OSPRAG


For further information on this event please contact Louise Edwards on 01224 577 250 or at