Emergency Response

05 October, 2011


Emergency Response


5 October 2011 Aberdeen Branch Evening Meeting

Chairman Mark Richardson, Subsea Projects Manager, Apache

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The Roles and Responsibilities of Government and Industry Groups Involved in Emergency Response

Brian Tadeo – Apache North Sea

Brian’s presentation was an introduction to the policy and infrastructure in place to deal with an emergency on the UKCS. It provided a background of why the legislation has been shaped as it has followed by an overview of the responsibilities placed on operators and contractors and a look at the collaboration between government and industry to implement the processes and procedures to keep both the people and environment safe.


An Introduction to Oil Spill Response on the UKCS.

Tina Massoura – Apache North Sea

The presentation covered the emergency response system in place to deal with an oil spill on the UKCS, including the roles of operators and stakeholders and the oil spill capabilities available to respond to such event.


The ‘All Hazards’ Approach to Risk Management

Albert Duncan – Altor Risk

Altor’s presentation looked at the principle of Dynamic Uncertainty with the Ripple Effect showing how the different aspects of response cannot be addressed in isolation. The ripple effect can trigger responses that affect people, environment, media and security issues. This is compounded by triggering individual ripples in each of these areas causing an interlinking ripple effect.


Business Continuity Management in the Offshore Industry

Duncan Salmon Pracius

Business continuity management is the holistic term for the management and governance process that identifies the business’ critical processes, the impacts on the business that the loss of them would cause and builds and maintains proper recovery strategies and plans to keep the company running at ‘Business At Usual’, despite the crisis it may be experiencing. It gives the business enough resilience to cope with a loss of people, property, critical suppliers or important technology. The on-going management and updating of these plans is kept up through training, exercises and plan reviews.