Glossary

glossary 1Capping device
A mechanism used to enable either the shut-in of a subsea well or the capture and collection of hydrocarbons from an uncontrolled release

Containment
System used to bring leaking oil from a subsea wellhead in a controlled way to the surface for storage and disposal

Dispersant
A group of chemicals used to accelerate the process of natural dispersion of oil (both at the surface and subsurface)

GIRG
Global Industry Response Group

IOGP
International Association of Oil and Gas Producers

OSRL

Oil Spill Response Ltd

Response Time
Response time is the time needed to mobilise and deploy the system, from the notification of the uncontrolled hydrocarbon release, to the moment a cap or a full containment system is connected to the well and functioning

SWRP
Subsea Well Response Project

Well incident
Uncontrolled event e.g. blowout