ConocoPhillips is committed to continuously improving the statewide work force’s level of spill response preparedness. We do this, first and foremost, by following a comprehensive drill and training program.
We also fund current research and development projects for improving spill response technology and provide support to our industry partners and oil spill response organizations.
ConocoPhillips has developed a premier drills and training program for all operating areas. The program voluntarily follows the national Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) guidelines. This unified federal agency effort includes the United States Coast Guard and Environmental Protection Agency, and addresses drill and training requirements that meet response standards set out in the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) of 1990.
Alaska Response Team members regularly participate in training, which provides the essential knowledge needed to respond well to a spill or other critical incident, should one occur. Incident drills allow for the practical application of the information and skills taught, and provide hands-on experience to drive home the lessons learned through training.
ConocoPhillips also works closely with and supports our dedicated Oil Spill Response Organizations in Alaska: Alaska Clean Seas (ACS) on the North Slope, Cook Inlet Spill Prevention and Response Inc. (CISPRI) for Kenai operations and Ship Escort Response Vessel System (SERVS) in Valdez.