Andy Nicoll

Oil Spill Response Limited

Mr. Andrew Nicoll (Andy) is the Advocacy Manager for Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL), managing the company’s programme of external stakeholder engagement. He first joined the company in 1989 following 10 years as a deck officer in the UK merchant navy.

He has worked both in industry and government, managing a Tier 1 response base for BP and as a Counter Pollution Officer for the UK MCA respectively. He has tactical response experience gained at over 30 spills in UK and Europe, and in 2010 performed as Technical Advisor to the SCAT Programme Manager for the Macondo incident in the Gulf of Mexico.

He is an Incident Manager as defined in the company’s Approved Competency Management System has also held positions as the Principal Trainer and Operations Team Manager for OSRL prior to his current assignment.

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A Guide to Tiered Preparedness and Response

Many will be familiar with the traditional concept of tiered response (Tier 1 local, Tier 2 regional, Tier 3 national / international etc.). Advances in response technology, logistical capability and communication tools are now enabling global resources to be cascaded to an incident location more effectively.

This seminar considers the new industry model for planning the provision of response capability to meet the identified risk, thereby improving response effectiveness


  • Lucy Thomas: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Lucy Thomas - What is the Society of Brownfield Risk Assessment (SoBRA) doing to help the contaminated land industry?

  • Nicholas Rock: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Nicholas Rock - Managing past, present and future environmental legal liability risk: common mistakes and misconceptions

  • Bao-Son Trinh: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Bao-Son Trinh - Biochar for contaminated soil remediation and climate-change mitigation

  • Brian Back: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Brian Back - Critical Communications

  • Quentin Hulm: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Quentin Hulm - A Case Study – Treatment of Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs) in groundwater; Nuremberg Airport.