Lima, February 13, 2022. Dr. Edward Owens, a recognized international expert in detection and assessment of oil spills in coastlines, supports the schedule for the cleanup of the sea and beaches that Repsol has presented to the Peruvian authorities.
“Repsol has brought in some experienced people who have worked on many other spills and that really helps develop the right strategies and the right tactics to deal with this incident,” says this PhD in geology who has more than 30 years of experience in oil spill management in the Americas, the Middle East, Africa, Oceania, and Russia.
Owens is collaborating with Repsol in the planning and organization of the cleanup of the Peruvian coastline after the January 15 spill, working as part of a team from the Lamor company that has been integrated into the Emergency Control Center at the La Pampilla Refinery.
“The response to this accident by Repsol is very typical of a good response. The same techniques we have used in other areas are being used here. We have plenty of resources and plenty of people, and that’s the important part of getting the job done correctly,” says Owens, who stresses that the operations being carried out at sea are robust and effective.
Owens has served as an expert on numerous missions under the auspices of the UN, the International Maritime Organization, the Global Initiative for West, Central, and Southern Africa, the World Bank, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, among others.