AMOSC has released the 2014 training calendar dates. This information can be found on the training page. Course fees will be released in December which will coincide with the release of the newly developed online booking system.
All 2014 course bookings will be placed through our training website. Payments and Geelong accommodation will be managed through this new booking process. Course enrolment will not be permitted unless credit card payment is made at the time of booking.
Bulk bookings of 4 or more people on any one course can be made by contacting AMOSC directly, all other bookings will need to be made through the online system.
AMOSC will be conducting another Industry Aerial Surveillance course in late September for two member companies and staff from WA Dept of Transport.
The 2 days course will be conducted in Exmouth and will focus on teaching industry responders the practical elements of aerial surveillance in support of an oil spill incident.
The course provides fundamental theory around oil spill incidents, classification of oil and surveillance techniques and culminates in a practical flight evaluation where participants are involved in pre-flight briefings, surveillance operations and post-flight analysis and data presentation.
AMOSC now seeks interest from member companies who may require this capability. Further information can be found in the course information flyer.
Oiled Wildlife Response Capability
AMOSC will become the coordinator for OWR for AMOSC members with several key milestones being undertaken in the next few weeks. Firstly the NZ built DwyerTech container designed for the stabilisation and treatment of injured wildlife which was built and procured for Vermilion Oil&Gas Australia Ltd, will be transferred to AMOSC by Vermilion.
Vermilion recognised at an early stage that industry needed to start a capacity building program for OWR and has proceeded to get equipment and personnel together for theirs and industry’s wider needs. Secondly AMOSC will utilise existing relationships and create formal agreements with key OWR providers for training and response needs of Australia. Thirdly Apache Energy Ltd is building regional WA OWR plans with the assistance of Massey university and the intention is for these plans also to be held for AMOSC Members operating in WA.
The plans will hold details around food sourcing for the injured animals, water for cleaning and suitable OWR sites in the WA areas.
AMOSC will work with several OWR providers to build the WA capacity for industry – this will be a medium term focus for medium term outcomes to be met.
AMOSC has been involved in the sourcing and procurement of the third global subsea dispersant and debris clearance toolkit which is destined for Australian Industry use. The toolkit will be based in Perth with a dispersant stockpile to support subsea injection of dispersant. Currently the toolkit is being manufactured by Oceaneering Ltd. based in Stavanger, Norway. The toolkit should be arriving in Australia in Q4. There are currently 13 foundation members of this toolkit based in Australia. AMOSC will "own" this equipment with a service provider being responsible for storage, maintenance and operation of the equipment.
Images courtesy of Subsea Well Response Project website.
On Thurs 16 May the Western Australian office of AMOSC was official opened. Attended by staff and local representatives from the oil and gas industry in WA, State Minister for Mines & Petroleum, the Hon Bill Marmion BE MBA MLA officially opened the office in Koolinda House. The Minister took the opportunity to highlight the significance of the presence of AMOSC in the state in support of the industry and thanked those gathered for attending. The ceremony concluded with the unveiling of a plaque commemorating the occasion and the cutting of a cake. The Minister then took the opportunity to informally speak with those gathered during a morning tea before departing.
AIP, AMOSC & Core Group attended Spillcon this year at Cairns QLD. Dr. John Tilley, Executive Director of AIP chaired the conference and AMOSC staged an information booth in the exhibition centre. The key contribution to Spillcon was through AMOSC staff and the Core Group working with the National Plan NRT to provide an on water display. Once again, mutual co-operation was furthered through industry working with governments on all areas of oil spill response.
OSRL and AMOSC have re-signed the alliance agreement that allows for interchanging of equipment, personnel, knowledge and information for preparedness and response issues. This is a 3 year extendable agreement that will benefit Australian industry by having AMOSC act as the callout authority for OSRL for mutual members of both organisations during an Australian based incident.
Australian Marine Oil Spill Centre (AMOSC) & Industry Consultation under the Offshore Petroleum & Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2011
To assist members prepare environmental plans and oil spill contingency plans, AMOSC has prepared the following guidance note. Click here.