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

An Intensive 5-day

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

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

Scheduled Dates


12 - 16 Aug 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
11 - 15 Nov 2024 London - UK $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
27 - 31 Jan 2025 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
17 - 21 Feb 2025 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
28 Apr - 02 May 2025 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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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?

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?

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?

Modular Training Approach

The selection of modules and their subject matter content in this course are designed to address the training needs of the target group. This means that the instructors - for each individual training course – may have to define in some detail the specific training needs of the specific target group. First responders’ tasks will vary to a considerable degree, depending on their designation (land or marine responders), experience, equipment available and the prevailing conditions in the local environment. First responders in, for example, the Baltic States operating at high sea state during winter will have very different training needs from South East Asian responders protecting fish farms or mangrove areas under tropical conditions.

The selection of relevant modules and exercises, their sequence and any additional supporting references and materials to fit the agreed needs of a target group will have to be determined by the instructors in close collaboration with the client and the host country organization.

PowerPoint Presentations

A series of PowerPoint presentations have been prepared covering all the lesson modules which constitute the pedagogic component of the Level One course.  They are closely linked with the material contained in the Students’ Workbook.

Daily Agenda

Module 1
  • Oil Spill Properties, Behaviour and Fate
  • Demonstrations of Physical Properties
  • Health and Safety
  • Environmental Sensitivity and Impacts
  • Response Organisation and Control Strategies
Module 2
  • 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 3
  • Use of Dispersants
  • Use of Absorbing Materials
Module 4
  • Shoreline Clean-up
  • Cleaning, Maintenance and Storage of Equipment
  • Oil Sampling, Cost Recovery and Documentation
  • Wildlife Casualties


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.


IMO Training Courses

With the vast and in-depth coverage of the Oil & Gas and Petroleum Industry, it is essential that International Codes and Standards are in place to preserve uniform operational practices across all organisations worldwide. In line with this, many international organisations have published several inspection codes and standards.
In order for Oil & Gas professionals to remain abreast in the innovations in technology and with the new & revised inspection methodologies and best practices, PetroKnowledge is pleased to offer International Maritime Organisation (IMO) training courses and seminars, that focuses on the understanding of the code objectives, intents, stated and implied requirements, as well as the mandatory, recommended and optional stipulations. The training courses also aim to impart the necessary knowledge and skills to prepare the participants before taking the required examinations and certifications.
One of the key areas where PetroKnowledge offers IMO training courses is oil spill management and response, in compliance with the Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation (OPRC) Convention and IMO guidelines. Our IMO OPRC Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 training courses on oil spill management and response cover various topics, such as detecting and monitoring oil spills, the use of oil spill response equipment, and developing oil spill contingency plans.
By equipping maritime professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to respond effectively to oil spills, PetroKnowledge helps to minimize the impact of oil spills on the marine environment and protect the livelihoods of those who depend on it.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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