Yearly Archives: 2019

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12 2019

Onsite Readiness Audit

2020-01-03T16:58:04+00:00December 17th, 2019|Categories: Featured Projects|

December 2019, NJR assisted in developing and executing an onsite audit of a client’s listed Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO).  Key elements of the audit were an escorted site and equipment inspection along with a discussion of day-to-day operations.  A questionnaire developed, following standard industry practices, focused on general information (e.g. site contact details, contract [...]

12 2019

Different factors to consider in oil spill clean up: U of S professor

2020-01-03T17:33:24+00:00December 16th, 2019|Categories: News & Articles|

Canadian Pacific Railway said its crews are still working diligently to clean up the estimated 1.5 million litres of crude oil that spilled from a derailed train on Dec. 9, and expects to be there for a number of weeks. The spill resulted in a fire that burned for around 24 hours. One University of Saskatchewan professor said remediation [...]

11 2019

Chemical herders could impact oil spill cleanup

2020-01-03T17:29:01+00:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: News & Articles|

Oil spills in the ocean can cause devastation to wildlife, so effective cleanup is a top priority. One method to clean up oil spills is by burning, which only works if the oil is heavily concentrated in one area. Research from Johns Hopkins University shows the effects of chemical herders, which are agents that may be used [...]

10 2019

Endangered Whales Threatened by Fishing Gear, Ship Strikes, Oil Spills

2019-10-22T17:07:07+00:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: News & Articles|

SAN FRANCISCO— The federal government proposed a new rule today to designate 302,961 square nautical miles in the Pacific Ocean as critical habitat for three populations of endangered humpback whales. The move could help protect migrating whales from ship strikes, entanglement in fishing gear, and oil spills. The announcement by the National Marine Fisheries Service [...]

10 2019

Dual Responsible Party PREP Exercise

2019-11-12T21:47:25+00:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: Featured Projects|

On October 16th and 17th, NJR conducted a 2-day, Command Post Style, Worst Case Discharge exercise, involving two Portland, Oregon operators and their respective Facility Response Plans. This exercise was unique as it exercised two different Responsible Parties (RP)s with one scenario.  Party B handled the reactive phase of the response with the initial discovery of [...]

09 2019

NJR now provides a new training course — Stop the Bleed

2019-10-09T14:17:00+00:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: News & Articles|

NJ Resources, Inc. is very proud to have in-house staff certified in Stop the Bleed trauma care.  We are now offering half-day and full-day, “beyond tactical” training workshops to schools, office settings, etc. Our training program includes certified instructor-led classroom material as well as, in-depth hands on experiences, tactical exercises, engaged mental challenges, and [...]

09 2019

NJR Down Under

2019-11-07T18:03:45+00:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Featured Projects|

Eighteen months of intensive joint industry, agency and response organizational planning efforts came to fruition in the middle of September 2019 when NJR facilitated a complex 400+ person exercise in Perth, Australia across multiple time zones and great distances between command posts.  The exercise scenario involved a well blow out, and an explosion and subsequent [...]

08 2019

BSEE director focuses industry attention on offshore safety performance and environmental stewardship at key meetings

2019-09-05T17:25:07+00:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: News & Articles|

NEW ORLEANS – Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Scott Angelle met with staff and offshore energy representatives at key meetings in the Gulf of Mexico region this week to underscore the importance of safe and environmentally sustainable operations. He delivered remarks at both the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) Well Control [...]

08 2019

Vopak IMT Exercise

2019-10-22T16:52:14+00:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Featured Projects|

This year, NJR conducted its 25th Incident Management Team exercise for Vopak. The exercise focused on the reactive phase of the response – a stage crucial to limiting the scale of the incident.  Vopak worked effectively with agencies and response contractors to prevent the release from impacting the Port of Los Angeles. During this exercise, [...]