UK oil response after OSPRAG. Petroleum Review, July 2012, p29.

The cross-industry UK Oil Spill Response Group (OSPRAG), created in response to the Macondo disaster, was disbanded last September having achieved key objectives including creating detailed recommendations on oil spill response capability, reviewing indemnity and insurance liabilities, reviewing various aspects of well control and developing an emergency capping device. The device was designed by JP Kenny and built by Cameron. It was tested last summer, west of Shetland, prior to handover to Oil Spill Response.
Since then, a permanent Well Lifecycle Practices Forum (WLCPF) has been set up under the chairmanship of Oil and Gas UK. The WLCPF involves six work groups with input from over 60 companies and organisations, and has produced guidelines on blowout preventer (BOP) issues, relief well planning requirements, well integrity throughout the well lifecycle, competency, behaviours and human factors, well examination and verifications.

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