Offshore and Onshore Oil Spill Preventions, Control and Countermeasures

Drilling and Completions Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility


This course focuses on oil spill or discharge prevention and response to spill during oil well drilling, production, and work-over operations. Participants will learn about oil spill or discharge prevention, response to spill, spill containment, air and water monitoring, hazard evaluation, and introduction to oil spill trajectory model simulation. Participants will also learn to develop a plan that meets federal and state environmental regulations.

Topics Include:

  • Procedure for handling products, facility operations, training, and environmental law
  • Transfer operations
  • Discharge or drainage prevention
  • Overflow, corrosion, vacuum prevention
  • Inspection, maintenance, mechanical integrity and leak testing
  • Security Measures
  • Material of construction for bulk storage container
  • Wellhead pressure control including installation of blowout prevention and control system for drilling operation
  • Manifolds and flowlines
  • Well shut-in valves

Learning Level


Course Length

1 Day

Why Attend?

If you are interested in learning more about preventing or reducing the environmental impact of oil spill, you will benefit from attending this course.

Who Should Attend

This course is for engineers, managers, technicians, and consultants responsible for designing and operating offshore and onshore drilling, production, or work-over facilities.


0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) awarded for this 1-day course.

Cancellation Policy

To receive a full refund, all cancellations must be received in writing no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not be refunded. Send cancellation requests by email to; by fax to +1.866.460.3032 (US) or +1.972.852.9292 (outside US); or mail to SPE Registration, PO Box 833836, Richardson, TX 75083.


Emmanuel Wada is a chemical engineer with more than 19 years of experience in design and integrity assessments as well as hazard operation analysis procedures. He also has experience in air and water pollution control, wastewater treatment, oil spill prevention, hazardous waste management, risk assessment, emission inventory, superfund sites clean up, pollution prevention, the development of control and countermeasure (SPCC) plans as well as Phase 1 and 2 environmental assessment. He has supervised many projects in chemical plants and refineries using operational excellence management systems (OEMS) to assess mechanical integrity, safety standards, and regulatory compliance.

Wada has used his experience and knowledge to train engineers and scientists in topics which include safety analysis, air pollution control equipment design, oil spill prevention, permitting, environmental and safety risk assessment, environmental safety, health regulations, and hazardous waste management. In addition, he has also managed Tax Relief for Pollution Control Program for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Wada obtained his PhD from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and his BS and MS in chemical engineering from University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas and Louisiana.