Our Members

Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) is the largest global industry-owned response co-operative providing preparedness, response and intervention services world-wide. Membership represents the majority of global oil production, comprising some 160 environmentally responsible organisations from government, marine and energy-related sectors.

Operating from strategic locations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas, OSRL is an industry leader in this field, having acquired a distinguished track record by attending more than 400 oil spill incidents during the past three decades.

An emergency response can be activated from Bases in Fort Lauderdale, Southampton, and Singapore – and membership guarantees instant access to a wide range of expert personnel and specialist resources, on call 24 hours a day every day of the year. Aviation services are key to business delivery with dedicated aircraft strategically placed to deploy equipment rapidly anywhere in the world, and to provide aerial dispersant and surveillance operations.

Access to integrated capping, containment and dispersant injection capability is available internationally in the event of a subsea well control incident.

Offering an accredited training service, OSRL delivers a programme of published and client-tailored courses designed to address training needs from operational to management levels; and in addition provides a wide range of technical, management and consultancy services.


“Cooperation is very much the mantra in what is being called the “new norm” for oil prices and hence our members business activities.   A key element of this cooperation is with our fellow OSRO cooperatives who are members of the GRN. The GRN has continued to evolve to meet the new challenges we all face as OSRO’s.

The GRN works together in several different ways – the key ones for me being joint exercises,  joint training, the Operational Teams and response asset sharing in the event of a major incident. 

Robert Limb, GRN Executive Committee

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