Oil spill preparedness
We have a robust plan in place to mitigate and manage potential oil spills
Oil spills represent a potential risk during oil and gas activities.
The environmental impact of an offshore oil spill will depend on a number of factors. These include the quantity and nature of the oil spilled and its behaviour at sea, the weather conditions and season, the method used for the clean-up and the associated ecological impacts. Oil spilled at sea will break up and will disperse into the marine environment over time.
Experience in the North Sea has shown that, because of the natural processes, there is very little risk that oil spilled from an offshore location will reach and impact a shoreline. However, this does not remove the need for good oil spill management. In 2020, we had two minor chemical spills with no material environmental impacts.
Our approach to oil spill preparedness
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