The Regional Workshop on Oil Spill Preparedness and Incident Management was held at the Acropole Hotel in Berges du Lac, Tunis-Tunisia between 14 and 15 March 2017 in cooperation with Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL), MOIG Technical Partner. The workshop was animated by Mr Nick Hazellt Beard, Development Business Manager, Mr Dave Oland North/East/Southern Africa Preparedness Advisor and Mr Liam Harrington-Mission, Geomatics Specialist. The attendees afforded also the opportunity to participate in the Incident Management System 100 Training Course in Arabic animated by Mr Mohamed Samy, Senior Trainer from OSRL Bahrain. The event was a great success and gathered 60 participants from MOIG members, Oil and Gas companies and relevant stakeholders from the Mediterranean region: ETAP, Shell Upstream Tunisia, NOC, SEREPT, ENI Tunisia, NUMHYD, PA RESOURCES, TPS, TRAPSA, SNDP, STIR, MARETAP, MEDCO ENERGI, APO, ANPE, ANGED, OMV Tunisia, VIVO ENERGY, ECUMED, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of National Defence, Ministry of Interior and OMMP.
The key objectives of this workshop were to gain from OSRL international experience on oil Spill preparedness and response management, enhance oil spill preparedness for Oil and Gas Industry and other relevant stockholders from the Mediterranean region and strengthen ability to prepare for and respond safely and effectively to oil spill Incidents. This event provided the opportunity to all attendees to become more familiar with the concept of oil spill preparedness, oil spill modeling and understanding of how managing oil spill incidents.
At the beginning of workshop, Mr Yassine Mestiri, former ETAP Deputy General Manager and ETAP representative in MOIG Management Committee received a special award from the MOIG Management Committee Members of for all his efforts and support to MOIG over the past years.
At the end of the event, participants were presented with IMS 100 Training Course Certificates and the MOIG Chairman Mr Mahmoud Kamour recognized and thanked OSRL representatives for their technical support and high quality of training course IMS 100 provided contributing in the success of this workshop.