A two day training session providing essential information required to safely and effectively deploy personnel and equipment during a spill release. Recommended for Initial Response Strike Teams, Operations Chiefs and Safety Officers. This course will be delivered in-person on site.

DATE: February 9, 2022 and February 10, 2022
LOCATION: 12 Sunrise Estates Road, Watford City, North Dakota 58854
08:00 AM CST
COST: $960.00 USD per participant (all payments are non-fundable)
NOTE: If you have purchased TWO (2) or more participants in a SINGLE order for the training, please provide email addresses for all participants. Please do not make the same purchase for both sessions (February 7 & 8, 2022 or February 9 & 10, 2022) for multiple participants, and make separate purchase to avoid confusion.


  • Upon successful registration and payment, participants will receive an email message reply in regards to the event and additional instructions related to the training course
    • The email message will contain payment and registration confirmation
  • Course Evaluation Form (anonymous) may be provided upon completion of the training via an automated email message

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The following summary will highlight the breakdown of the training course.

Day 1 – Classroom Session (Morning)
The morning classroom session will consist of discussions regarding the principles and strategies for executing a successful Winter Spill Response. Participants will become familiar with the following principles;

  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Winter Spill Response Team
  • Principles of Containment and Recovery of Oil Under Ice
  • Winter Spill Response Safety – Hazard Evaluation & Awareness
  • Ice Quality Evaluation
  • Winter Response Equipment Requirements and Terminology
  • Site Evaluation
  • Strategy Selection
  • Equipment Deployment Strategy
  • Oil Recovery Techniques

Day 1 – Dry Land Deployment Session (Afternoon)
Using the knowledge gained from the morning’s instruction, participants will gain practical knowledge with use of the equipment and the deployment techniques. Topics that will be covered:

  • Ice Safety Equipment
  • Site Preparation
  • Ice Slotting Equipment
  • Ice Removal Equipment
  • Oil Recovery Strategies

Day 2 – Ice Evaluation &  Slotting

  • Ice Safety & Ice Evaluation
  • Equipment Staging and Set up
  • Ice Slotting Equipment & Usage
  • Ice Removal Equipment & Techniques
  • Oil Recovery Techniques