IMO Model Training Course on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation  (OPRC) Level 1 - First Responders

An Intensive 5-Day Online Training Course

IMO Model Training Course on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation
(OPRC) Level 1 - First Responders

Operational Staff - First Responders

Scheduled Dates

13 - 17 Nov 2023 Online $3,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course? 

This IMO model OPRC Level 1 Oil Spill Response training course for operational staff - First Responders on Oil Spill Response and Preparedness – has been developed and designed to be conducted as an intensive, 5 day training course with approximately half of the course time in the form of practical exercises.

This training course will deal with the essential upgrade of knowledge of delegates to fully understand the fate and behaviour of oil and chemical spills in the marine and coastal environments and how to combat such spills.

This IMO model OPRC Level 1 Oil Spill Response training course is divided into modules which may be taught individually or in blocks, with corresponding exercises (classroom, demonstrations or real life practice).

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

Most of the objectives in the theoretical part of the course are knowledge objectives, whereas the practical training objectives are skills objectives.

Each of the lessons in the course has a clearly stated lesson objective, stating what the students will be able to do after each lesson. The Enabling Objectives (EOs) clearly state what the students can be expected to do during the lesson. All objectives are clearly verifiable with indicators. For the exercises found in the practical exercise module(Module 4), the specific skills to be attained by the students during the exercises are stated with indicators and conditions.

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for?

This IMO model OPRC Level 1 Oil Spill Response training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • First Responders
  • Decision making staff
  • Environmental Mangers in oil terminal, offshore terminal and ships

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Online Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge online Training course will utilize a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented. The Online Training course is conducted online via an Advanced Virtual Learning Platform in the comfort of your choice location.

Daily Agenda

Module One

  • Oil Spill Properties, Behaviour and Fate
  • Demonstrations of Physical Properties
  • Health and Safety
  • Environmental Sensitivity and Impacts
  • Response Organisation and Control Strategies

Module Two

  • Oil Containment Booms
  • Failures of Containment Booms
  • Boom Selection
  • Deployment, Recovery and Configurations of Oil Containment Booms
  • Oil Skimmers
  • Deployment and Operation of Various Types of Skimmer
  • Storage and Transportation of Recovered Oil

Module Three

  • Use of Dispersants
  • Use of Absorbing Materials

Module Four

  • Shoreline Clean-up
  • Cleaning, Maintenance and Storage of Equipment
  • Oil Sampling, Cost Recovery and Documentation
  • Wildlife Casualties


  • On successful completion of this online training course, a PetroKnowledge E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
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When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to

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