PAJ plans to hold 2nd Oil Spill Workshop to discuss with the emerging new threat of major oil spills.
For past few decades, tanker spills prevailed globally among oil spills into the water.
Prevention efforts of the people concerned including strict safety management and standardization of double-hull construction of the crude carrier contributed to change the stream to lessen tanker spills dramatically to less than one seventh in numbers and one fifteenth in volume at the latest decade compared with 1970s.
Following the trend that petroleum development activity is gradually leaving the conventional land area and moving into untapped polar or deep sea area, oil spills coincidentally happen to occur at the remote area or undersea area as have seen in the Timor Sea in August 2009 or in the Mexican Gulf in April 2010.
We would be better recognize the menace of major oil spills from unconventional sources other than "conventional tanker spills" together with the oil flew into the water from on land facilities include pipeline.
PAJ hopes to invite relevant people from responsible organizations to Oil Spill Workshop 2011 to discuss technical points and challenges relating to the response preparedness, response measures and response technologies with regard to cases above mentioned.
After all presentations given, Session will be opened to the audience of this Workshop for free discussion with each presenter to deepen and to confirm understandings to the issues.