Lee Barber, Chair of UK and Ireland Spill Association, and an incident and crisis management specialist with approximately twenty years of experience in the oil and gas industry gives his insights into the Balongan Refinery Incident which is shocking in scale and consequence. The Balangan Refinery is one of Indonesia’s largest refineries and one of its most significant, as it feeds fuel and petrochemicals to the greater Jakarta area.

Lee’s piece looks particularly at how they may have prepared for an incident and sets out how strategic businesses might organise themselves if an incident like this occurs.

It is worth reading as its shares learning developed over years in the response industry. Incident plans always need reviewing and some of the thoughts in this piece might help inform those charged with reviewing thie companies’ own plan.

Lee is Preparedness Solutions Manager at Oil Spill Response Ltd

His article is at: https://www.oilspillresponse.com/news–media/insights/thoughts-on-the-balongan-refinery-incident/

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