Oil Spill Equipment in PNG
Competent oil spill responders – how SpillPro trained oil spill responders to use oil spill equipment in an emergency
What SpillPro did
SpillPro supplied oil spill equipment for live sea trials in Port Moresby. The live trials enabled responders to train with oil spill equipment so that they are prepared for an actual spill.
Containment booms were deployed from Hotshot to simulate the tasks needed to contain an oil spill in a defined area. Responders learned how to handle booms, manoeuvre the ship and connect booms together.
Oil skimmers were deployed to gain experience with their operation. Responders used hoses and pumps to simulate sucking oil from the skimmer and into an onboard tank.
A critical element of training is to identify roles and to work as a team. ExxonMobil PNG and PPL responders gained valuable experience working together thus preparing themselves for an efficient response to a Tier 1 or Tier 2 spill in the Pacific region.
Benefits to ExxonMobil PNG
- Well trained employees of ExxonMobil and PPL
- Familiarity with oil spill response equipment
- Experience in working together to minimise the impact of a spill