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Course Schedule
Classroom Sessions:
Date Venue Fees
08 - 12 Jul 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
09 - 13 Sep 2024 London - UK $5,950
Course Description


This Oil Spills and Pollution training course discusses the complex nature of petroleum hydrocarbon exploration and production and, the unintended environmental impact consequences of pollution when oil spills occur from refineries, offshore platforms and road and marine transport tankers. Featuring global case studies and best practices, this course provides delegates with an understanding of how oil spills occur and discusses the most effective preventative, response and recovery methods to assess and control these potential environmental impact incidents.


Objectives of this GLOMACS Oil Spills and Pollution training course are:

  • Learn about various types of oil spills and their environmental effects
  • Learn about relevant environmental treatment options for dealing with pollution
  • Learn to prioritise potential oil spills in establishing preventative control measures
  • Show relationship between health, wildlife and environment affected by oil pollution
  • Discussion of current methods for clean-up and recovery from oil spills and pollution
  • Learn how to establish effective emergency response plans for oil spills

Training Methodology

Delegates will learn by active participation through inspiring presentation tools and interactive techniques presented in a lively, enthusiastic and interesting style. Delegates will take part in practical exercises and group discussions.

Organisational Impact

From this Oil Spills and Pollution training course, organisation will benefit from knowledge of preventing and limiting damage of oil spills. By addressing real and potential pollution problems, the organisation will reduce its exposure to compensation from oil pollution.

By sending their employees to attend this Oil Spills and Pollution training course, organizations can:

  • Reduce healthcare costs by improved oil spills and oil pollution management strategies
  • Clean-up costs reduced due to effective oil pollution treatment recovery procedures
  • Gain enhanced reputation in community due to effective management of oil spills
  • Gain improved organisational image with regulatory authorities

Personal Impact

Personal benefits for the delegates attending this Oil Spills and Pollution training course are:

  • Satisfaction from being provided with information and risk controls for preventing oil spills
  • Risk reduction knowledge of pollution incident occurrence and risk assessment methodology
  • Safer working environment
  • Personal pride as an employee of organisation committed to preventing and managing oil spills and subsequent oil pollution for protecting people and the environment


This GLOMACS Oil Spills and Pollution training course will greatly benefits:

  • Individuals who have responsibilities for assessing and controlling an organisation’s potential process and operational risks
  • Production, process, maintenance, health, safety and environment personnel
  • All personnel involved in planning and/or implementing of an organisation’s environmental management programme
Course Outline


 Overview of Oil Spills and Pollution

  • Overview of global oil spill incidents
  • Types of oil and their different properties
  • Historical concerns over oil pollution
  • Sources and patterns of oil spills
  • Spillage from exploration and production facilities


Environmental Effects of Oil Pollution

  • Effects of oil pollution on the environment
  • Oil seepage Vs Oil Spills
  • Routes of oil pollution exposure
  • Oil pollution effect differences in freshwater and saltwater
  • Ecological effects of oil spills and pollution


Oil Spill and Pollution Prevention

  • Risk identification and analysis of potential oil spill and pollution scenarios
  • Establishing effective oil spill and pollution preventative risk controls
  • Hazards of Oil transportation – road and sea
  • Refinery and Offshore platform oil spills and their impacts
  • Modern tanker design (single and double hulls)
  • Case Study – Part 3: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill


Oil Spill & Pollution Response and Recovery

  • Overview of oil spill response options
  • Establishing and activating oil spill contingency plans
  • Emergency and medical response procedures during oil spills
  • Oil spill pollution treatment options for containment and dispersion
  • Conducting oil spill and pollution response emergency exercises and drills


Management and Prevention Review

  • Oil Spill & Pollution workshop
    • Review of oil case studies and their cause of oil spill incidents
    • Review of conducting an oil spill and pollution risk assessment
    • Discussion of preventative, response and recovery of oil spill incidents
    • Review of developing emergency procedures for oil spills and pollution incidents
    • Review of oil spill and pollution recovery treatment options
  • Course Review: Key points summary of course topics
  • On successful completion of this training course, GLOMACS Certificate will be awarded to the delegates
  • Continuing Professional Education credits (CPE) : In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsor, one CPE credit is granted per 50 minutes of attendance
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