Bringing Contractors, Client and Government agencies together for a real time Oil Spill Response exercise
Across oil rigs, marine vessels, staff, equipment and ‘foreign’ aircraft, the Government of Azerbaijan required the Azerbaijan national oil company SOCAR and BP to demonstrate sufficient capability to prevent and if required respond to emergency events. For BP, this would involve an Oil Spill Response (OSR) exercise enacted through a pre-defined, credible scenario.
Concentric was approached to structure the process and manage the project to ensure that all criteria were met and all outcomes were effectively captured.
An innovative three-phased approach
Concentric’s approach consisted of three key stages: scoping, testing and implementation & validation.
First, Concentric developed a Memorandum of Understanding [MoU] with BP, setting out the principles the parties would need to deliver the OSR Plan. Empowered by the MoU the plan outlined pulling leads together in a set of meetings and facilitated workshops. Drawing on experience in creating environments for positive, practical dialogue, Concentric established:
In a pre-exercise phase, Concentric tested elements of The OSR Plan including:
Understanding the necessity of ongoing monitoring and progress checks, Concentric introduced planning tools, risk assessment matrices, contingency planning, critical path analysis, and specific action plans to fill any gaps.
Each of these included owners, deliverables, and completion dates. Concentric also managed a program of weekly progress telecoms and site visits to check progress and evidence compliance.
Visible clearance for all operations and a program to deliver the OSR exercise
For BP, it was confident that:
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