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Oil spill preparedness and response: An introduction (2019)

August 2019

IPIECA brings together 45 years of experience and knowledge from their member companies to develop good practice for effective oil spill preparedness and response, along with the understanding of stakeholder expectations specific to our industry.

This updated guidance offers an introductory overview of the broad topics of oil spill preparedness and response and provides signposting and hyperlinks to the full range of guidance materials, detailed reports and technical support documents in the IPIECA-IOGP oil spill series.

This document supersedes the 2015 publication under the same title. For the first time, it encompasses sub-sea well intervention and Arctic response. This inclusive approach supports the contribution of IOGP into this joint-association publication.

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