ARPEL together with IAPG provided a training course on oil spills response oriented to operators and governments
The Regional Association of Oil, Gas and Biofuels Sector Companies in Latin America and the Caribbean (ARPEL) carried out with the Instituto Argentino del Petróleo y del Gas (IAPG) a new edition of the course “Readiness evaluation tool for oil spills” by using the ARPEL Manual and the RETOS® tool.
The training was attended by more than twenty professionals of ANCAP, Consorcio Terminales, Oiltanking, PMI, Prefectura Naval Argentina, Shell Capsa, YPF and YPFB Chaco, from Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay, and aimed the objective to facilitate the development of skills to implement the use of RETOS® in the evaluation of OSR planning and readiness and at the same time provided alternatives to move from basic management stages to excellence levels.
ARPEL developed its Oil Spill Response Planning and Readiness Assessment Manual and its Readiness Evaluation Tool for Oil Spills - RETOS® with the support of regional and international experts from the industry and government.
The RETOS® tool provides a unique assessment tool that brings a guide to oil and gas sector operators and governments so that they may check its own management preparedness and response to oil spills and identify the best practices to ensure the continuous improvement.
Since its creation in 2011, companies and governments have used RETOS® in the United States, South America, Gran Caribe, Central America, West and Central Africa, Caspian Sea and Black Sea, Southeast Asia and China.
One of the particular features of this valuable tool is the automatic generation of the “Global Improvement Program – Implementation Plan” in which criteria that does not meet or are incomplete are automatically listed in a table highlighting priorities for improvement and guiding the user towards more than 150 bibliographic references with international best practices that allow to close the indicated gaps.
The ARPEL Manual andRETOS® can be downloaded free in the following link: https://arpel.org/library/publication/341/
For further information about ARPEL courses, contact Mrs. Verónica Ferreira through e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (+598) 2410 6993 ext. 123.