Greenland Oil Spill Response signs MoU with the world’s largest oil spill emergency response organisation

Monday, 16th of June, 2014

Photo: Lars Demant-Poort

Nuuk, 16 June 2014: Greenland Oil Spill Response (GOSR), Greenland’s nationally owned oil spill emergency response company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) to deliver enhanced services to mutual clients in Greenland
The scope of the MoU between GOSR and OSRL is to see both parties working together to establish a framework for a co-operative and seamless two-way flow of oil spill preparedness and response resources which will be achieved through joint use of respective capabilities to expand and optimise services to clients operating in Greenland.

“GOSR is a relatively newly founded oil spill emergency response company and the first of its kind in Greenland where we’re experiencing an increasing environmental awareness from both the authorities and the industry. We’re well on our way to deliver timely and efficient oil spill response services in Greenland, but it’s extremely important for us to constantly develop our services and to learn from much more experienced oil spill emergency response organisations such as OSRL , so I’m very pleased that we have signed the MoU with OSRL as they’re the largest oil spill emergency response organisation in the world and I’m expecting that this is going to be an equally beneficial relationship which will also benefit our mutual clients as well the oil spill response capability in Greenland in general” says GOSR Managing Director Lonnie B. Wilms.

Robert Limb, CEO of OSRL, says, “We look forward to enhance our oil spill preparedness and response capabilities with GOSR, and explore the best ways we can optimise coordination to deliver the most efficient and effective response in Greenland. The oil spill response industry is evolving, and there is a need to explore how tier 1, 2, and 3 organisations can best work together in different environments and scenarios. This MoU will contribute to our experience in developing a framework for greater industry cooperation.”

About Greenland Oil Spill Response (GOSR)
GOSR was established in 2012 and is owned by the Government of Greenland. GOSR operates within oil spill contingency, oil spill response and other related business primarily within the Mineral Resources area in Greenland. The company operates out of Nuuk, Greenland and the company’s members represent the oil and gas industry operating in Greenland.

If you would like more information please contact:
Managing Director
Klaus Kuch Jensen
Tel.: +299 325245

About Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL)
Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) is the largest international industry funded cooperative which exists to respond to oil spills wherever in the world they may occur, by providing preparedness, response and intervention services. The company is wholly owned by 45 of the most environmentally responsible oil and gas companies, and their Members represent the majority of global oil production. OSRL employs about 300 people across 11 locations around the world. As an industry leader, OSRL has attended to more than 400 oil spill incidents in the past three decades including the 2010 Macondo incident in the Gulf of Mexico and the 2009 Montara oil spill in Australia.

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