AUG 02 2018 : Vikoma joined MOIG as member

The MOIG Management Committee Members are very delighted to welcome the new member Vikoma.

Vikoma has been manufacturing reliable and innovative oil recovery and environment protection equipment for 50 years. Equipment is designed by our experienced in house team on the Isle of Wight, UK. Founded by BP after the Torrey Canyon Oil spill off Cornwall in 1967, Vikoma is committed to providing high quality products that can be relied on when needed. First class support services available from maintenance to commissioning and training. IMO training available.

In 2015 a management buy-out was backed by a London based UK Investor (Agathos) and has since been investing heavily in development to ensure products remain market leaders.

Oil Spill Recovery - A full range of equipment to contain, recover a store oil from an oil spill. Oil spill containment booms manufactured are neoprene and polyurethane for deployment offshore, near shore and inland; a range of oil recovery skimmers including the Komara skimmer with an oil recovery rate of more than 98%; together with storage and clean up solutions.

Oily Water treatment - A range of equipment specifically designed for use within refineries, petro chemical, power generation and waste oil pits. Equipment provided is certified for use in hazardous areas and able to operate in high ambient temperatures with a design life of typically 25 years.

Flood - A range of temporary flood barriers for a comprehensive provision against flood damage together with ancillary equipment for cleaning up after a flood.

For more information about Vikoma, please visit the website on

Aug 20 2018

JULY 12 2018 : National Workshop on Tier 2 Spill Response and Coordination

The National Workshop on Tier 2 Oil Spill Response and Coordination was held in NOVOTEL Hotel Tunis-Tunisia. The main objectives of this event were to ensure the understanding of the regulatory structure for spill preparedness and response in Tunisia, to define the current situation of Tier 2 spill response and to select the suitable option for Tier 2 response in the future. This workshop gathered 37 participants from Tunisian Government and Oil and Gas Industry: ANPE, APO, Dragon Oil, Eni Tunisia, ETAP, National Marine, Medco Energi, Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Transport, ONPC, SEREPT, Shell’s OSEC, Shell Tunisia Upstream, SNDP, TOPIC, TRAPSA and TPS to exchange information, experience and expertise on oil spill preparedness, response and coordination.

During this workshop, participants had the opportunities to get an overview of the National Spill Contingency Plan for combating accidental marine pollution, Lessons learned of Zarzis and Bizerte Tier 2 Spill Response Exercises related to coordination, TPS experience on Oil Spill Response in shallow water, Importance of an  Emergency and Crisis Command Center in Managing Major Offshore Pollution-SEREPT Command Center, Eni Tunisia Oil Spill Response Plan and Capability, Shell Tunisia Upstream Response Capability. In addition, options for Tier 2 spill response coordination were discussed and assessed with an aim to agree a way forward for improved preparedness and response in the future.

We are very delighted with the outcome of this workshop, participants expressed a range of views regarding preparedness, response and coordination. It was agreed to select one Tier 2 response option and create a working group composed of representatives from Government and Oil and Gas Industry to further discuss in depth the benefits and disadvantages of the selected option and put an action plan in place. The MOIG Management Committee would like to thank all attendees for their active participation and speakers for their valuable presentations contributing in the success of this event.

Jul 19 2018