Wotherspoon Environmental Inc - responseplanning

By: Wotherspoon Environmental  09-12-2011
Keywords: Petroleum, Emergency Response, environmental management

Emergency response planning is a key parameter of environmental management. Components of the planning process include:

  • risk type evaluation
  • emergency response plans (ERPs)
  • personnel training, and
  • incident review

A practical, easy to follow Emergency Response Plan (ERP) is critical during any emergency situation.

WEI Emergency Response Plans

Since 1995, WEI has prepared over 175 emergency response plans for the petroleum industry. Our systematic process reviews the operation, evaluates the need, and determines appropriate operational response. Any existing plans are evaluated for their "fit" within the company's structure, the current environmental management program, and the company's emergency response capabilities.

WEI's response plans reflect operational experience and knowledge of potential emergency and environmental response needs. These needs recognize the corporate structures of today's industry and in particular, upstream petroleum companies. Emergency response plans are developed to meet all corporate and regulatory requirements. For Alberta based operations, WEI remains abreast of the current and anticipated emergency response procedures and requirements including those of AEUB Guide 071 and the B.C. OGC requirements. Plans are delivered that economically reflect the need and type of operation.

WEI's training with table-top and equipment simulation exercises address scenarios that test a corporation's capabilities.

WEI also advises on the use of mapping and electronic tools that support an organization's emergency response plans.

WEI Guidelines and Projects

Our emergency response planning solutions have been further enhanced by experience gained through the preparation of response equipment optimization and planning reports, and the development of contingency planning guidelines for both the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) and the Regional Association of Oil and Natural Gas Companies in Latin America and the Caribbean (ARPEL).

Keywords: Contingency Planning, Emergency Response, Emergency Response Planning, environmental management, Petroleum, Petroleum Producers, Response Planning,

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