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Training & Education

MOIG is providing through its technical partners an accredited training and education to the oil and gas Industry in the Mediterranean region; in order to strengthen member’s ability to prepare for and respond safely and effectively to oil spill incidents. MOIG offers a full range of courses to international and globally recognized training standards; such as:

  1. International Maritime Organization (IMO)
  2. Incident Management System (IMS)
  3. Oil Preparedness and Response Cooperation (OPRC 90)
  4. Crisis Management and making Decisions
  5. Oild Shoreline Cleanup
  6. Oil Spill Waste Management
  7. Oil Pollution Compensation

Below is a selection of Training Courses that we have organized in the past years:

  1. Oil Preparedness and Response Cooperation “OPRC 90” with OSRA International, 25 May 2016, Bizerte-Tunisia;
  2. Incident Management System “IMS 100” in cooperation with OSRL, 14-15 March 2017, Tunis-Tunisia;
  3. Shoreline Cleanup in cooperation with Cedre, 10 October 2017, Sfax- Tunisia;
  4. Crisis Management and Making Decisions in cooperation with Cedre, 02-04 April 2019, South Hammamet-Tunisia;
  5. Incident Management System “IMS 200” in cooperation with OSRL, 13-14 November 2019, Tunis-Tunisia;
  6. Readiness Evaluation Tool for Oil Spills « RETOS », in cooperation with ANPE, 15 June 2021, South Hammamet-Tunisia;
  7. Oil Spill Waste Management,,in cooperation with Cedre and REMPEC, 16-17 June 2021, South Hammamet-Tunisia;
  8. IMO OPRC Level 2, in cooperation with ATRAC, 16-18 November 2021, South Hammamet-Tunisia.
  9. Role of Volunteers in Pollution Response Along the Coast and in the Shoreline, 10-11 May 2022, South Hammamet-Tunisia


Workshops & Conferences

The MOIG regional workshops and conferences usually held every year and offers to attendees a special learning and networking opportunities as technical papers are presented from governments, oil and gas industry and International organizations.
The main objectives of these workshop and conferences are to reinforce and develop Sub-Regional contingency plans, to enhance National and Regional coordination capacity, to share information on lessons learned and best practices of the previous exercises, to stay abreast of the newest technologies and benefit from Responders and Manufacturers technical expertise and to enhance communication and expert networking.
Workshops and conferences sessions include multiple opportunities that can help prepare attendees to successfully manage emergencies. Dedicated sessions generally include:

  1. Tiered response, Internationally recognized system to effectively manage Tier 1 – Tier 2 and Tier 3 Incidents
  2. Oil Spill Contingency Planning and legislation
  3. Risk assessments, oil spill modeling, resources, actions and data management
  4. Oil spill preparedness, capability and integrated response
  5. Exercise design and execution from table top exercises to full scale drills
  6. Incident Management and sharing any lessons learned in incidents
  7. Networking Industry and Government decision makers present, integration at all levels
  8. Latest technology, opportunity to engage with the responders on response systems and the manufacturers on latest response equipment types
  9. Regional and National exercises including lessons learned

Below is a selection of Regional Workshops that we have organized in the ten past years:

  1. MEDEXPOL 2013 : Regional Response Capacity and Coordination to Major Oil Spill incidents in the Mediterranean Sea in cooperation with REMPEC, 10-12 December 2013, Athens-Greece;
  2. Oil Spill Preparedness and Response Partners in cooperation with IEMS Cyprus and LTC, 10-11 December 2014, Nicosia-Cyprus;
  3. National and Regional Oil Spill Response Capability and Cooperation, in cooperation with NRC and BIL, 17–18 November 2015, Adana-Turkey;
  4. Tier 2 Oil Spill Response and Coordination, 12 July 2018, Tunis-Tunisia;
  5. Building an Effective National and Regional Preparedness and Response Capacity in cooperation with TPAO and MEKE Marine, 06-08 November 2018, Istanbul-Turkey.
  6. Workshop Croatia 2022 : Enhancing Oil Spill Preparedness and Response in the Adriatic and Mediterranean Regions.
  7. Waste Management and Wastewater Treatment, in cooperation with Lamor Corporation, 09-10 May 2023, South Hammamet-Tunisia


Oil Spill Exercises

MOIG organizes National regional oil spill exercises in cooperation with members and technical partners. The main objectives of these exercises are to test plans, equipments and management capabilities; to improve preparedness and response to oil spill incidents, to identify challenges in executing roles and responsibilities, lessons learned and areas of improvements

The size and scope of exercises are dictated by participant members. MOIG participation in the exercises programs includes:

  1. Direct consultation with members personnel; responsible for designing, conducting, evaluating and documenting exercises
  2. Assistance in the establishment of an Exercise Steering Committee (ESC) from the MOIG members and technical partners pool of experts
  3. Development, management, conduct, evaluation and issue of approved lessons learned of the exercises
  4. Access to the lessons learned from previous exercises allowing members to focus the objectives of any intended future exercises

Below is a selection of oil spill exercises that we have been involved in the past years:

  1. Kerkennah Tier 1 exercise in cooperation with TPS and IEMS, 02-04 June 2014, Kerkennah Island-Tunisia;
  2. Ceyhan Tier 2 exercise in cooperation with NRC and BIL, 19 November 2015, Ceyhan-Turkey;
  3. Zarzis Tier 2 exercise in cooperation with IEMS, MARETAP, PA Resources, Ecumed Petroleum, OMMP Zarzis, ONPC-Mednine and SSTC, 27-28 May 2015, Zarzis-Tunisia;
  4. Bizerte Tier 2 exercise in cooperation with STIR, OMMP and ONPC Bizerte and OSRA International, 25-26 May 2016, Bizerte-Tunisia ;
  5. Zarzis Shoreline Survey and Cleanup, in cooperation with Cedre, REMPEC, ISPRA, FEPORTS, MARETAP and Ecumed Petroleum, 24 November 2016, Zarzis-Tunisia;
  6. Skhira Tier 1 exercise in cooperation with TRAPSA and Cedre, 11 October 2017, Skhira-Tunisia;
  7. Kerkennah Tier 1 exercise N°2 in cooperation with TPS, 21 September 2023, Cercina Field, Kerkennah Island -Tunisia;


Advice & Information

Upon request, MOIG provides advice to oil and gas industry in case of oil spill incidents, through its network of experts in the Mediterranean region and Europe.

MOIG provides advice in:

  1. Conducting activities focused on improving the existing level of preparedness and response capacities of members, oil and gas industry, governments, local authorities and other institutions involved
  2. Educating operational staff and experts involved in implementation of local, regional and national contingency plans
  3. Preparing and organizing Tier 1 and Tier 2 exercises to test and improve relevant preparedness and response systems of members
    MOIG is available 24 hours, 07 days a week and 365 days of the year to coordinate and support the response to oil spill incidents, chemicals and other hazardous substances in the Mediterranean region.