Contingency Planning

Comprehensive, operational, specific  and user-orientated Oil Spill Contingency Plans and Emergency Response Plans.

  • Oil Spill Contingency Plans (OSCP)
    – for authorities : Sub- Regional, National, provincial, local and Port plans
    – for oil companies : Exploration and Production activities / Country headquarters and sites
  • Tactical Response Plans
  • Emergency Response Plans (ERP), covering various type of incidents
  • Oily Waste Management Plans
  • Oiled wildlife Management Plans

Our teams covered all topics of Contingency Plans:

Risk analysis

Risk assessment, fate and behaviour of spilled oil, sensitive areas at risk.


Proposition of objectives, development of strategies and tactics
(for offshore and onshore response).


Identification of resources needed, advice on response equipment (internal, mutual assistance agreements, etc.).


Emergency organisation and job tickets based on Incident Management System (IMS) principles and customers requirements.


Emergency management procedures
(from alert to termination, claims and compensation, interface with private and public stakeholders including media).

Our objectives:

Our significant experience in contingency planning for port authorities, national and regional organisations, the oil and shipping industries, as well as industry associations has moulded our best practice approach to effective planning.

Our plans follow global standards as advocated by international organisations such as the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) or the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF). Our plans provide answers to the main questions:

Who alerts who? Who commands who? Who does what? Who pays for what?
What to do, How to do it and What resources need to be mobilised.