Renowned expert Edward Owens endorses oil spill action plan
Edward Owens, a recognized international expert in the detection and evaluation of oil spills in coastal areas, has joined the planning and organization of the cleanup of the coast of Peru and has endorsed the action plan that was already being executed.
“With all the uncertainties that always exist in these types of situations, Repsol’s schedule seems very reasonable to me, based on everything I’ve seen here,” said the U.S. expert with more than 45 years of experience in oil spill management in the Americas, the Middle East, Africa, Oceania and Russia.
Owens, who is part of the team of the company Lamor, integrated into the Emergency Control Center at the La Pampilla Refinery to carry out the remediation work on the Peruvian coast, also highlighted the resources available to carry out the cleanup work.
“They have a good, right sized team here, all the standard management tools are in place, and the work is well planned and organized. So, it has been easy for me and my team to fit in. This is nothing we haven’t seen before, and we know what to do and how. This place will recover, I have no doubt about that, and I’m not worried,” Owens commented.
For the expert, who has served as a consultant in various missions for the UN, the International Maritime Organization, the Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa, the World Bank, among others, the actions being developed are solid and efficient.