Maritime Essentials

Oily Discharges and Releases to Sea

Welcome to this introduction to oily discharges and releases to sea eLearning module, which is intended to provide an insight into the legislation and obligations relating to oil discharges from offshore installations and the potential impacts that result on the marine ecosystem and the environment generally.
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Course Description 

Welcome to this introduction to oily discharges and releases to sea eLearning module, which is intended to provide an insight into the legislation and obligations relating to oil discharges from offshore installations and the potential impacts that result on the marine ecosystem and the environment generally.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Relate to the legislative controls and requirements for oily discharges 
  • Explain the difference between planned operational discharges and accidental releases
  • Consider the environmental impacts associated with oily discharges 
  • Identify types and sources of planned oily discharges to sea 
  • Explain what is meant by 'produced water' and describe how it is handled