Operational guidelines on the use of oil spill dispersants at sea
New ISBN 9780852933848
Old ISBN 0852933843
Date Published: March 2004
Published by: Energy Institute
In 2001 the Institute of Petroleum published a guidance document entitled Planning for the use of oil spill dispersants. This formed the third edition of the IP's guidance on oil spill dispersant use and was updated to include recent advances in research and development on dispersant application and also considered the concept of Net Environmental Benefit Analysis. In producing the 2001 guidance, which is primarily aimed at managers involved with planning for the use of dispersants as part of response to an oil spill incident at sea, it became clear that there was a lack of available guidance on dispersant application aimed at those operating on the ground during an incident.
These new guidelines aim to fi ll that gap, and provide guidance for those making decisions at the operational level. The document is organized in two linked parts:
- Dispersant Use Flowchart, summarising the key aspects to be considered during the decision making process, and
- Dispersant Use Checklist, providing detail on the key aspects to be considered during the decision making process, and templates for spill reporting, assistance requests and monitoring.
The new guidelines continue the series of guidance documents on different aspects of oil spill contingency planning issues produced by the IP's Oil Spill Work Group. A full list of related publications is provided online at www.energyinst.org.uk.
Essential reading for environmental managers, local authorities, consultants and everyone involved in oil spill clean-ups at sea, worldwide.