Lamor providing quick response services to minimize the effects of environmental impact at Repsol’s oil refinery in Peru

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In January 2022, a significant oil spill took place at Repsol’s La Pampilla oil refinery in Peru. The causes of the event are still to be determined by the competent authorities.


Each spill is different and brings new challenges with it. The features of the shoreline, meteorological marine conditions, spill volume, and type of product make the difference to define the response to the spill. The social components, geography, and topography of the land are one of the many aspects that Lamor assesses to provide services and define field response methods.


Repsol chose Lamor to lead and support all incident command system structure and all oil spill response strategies and operations on the sea, and to act as a one of the specialized equipment and service providers, providing aerial surveillance, risk assessment, weathering and spill modeling, SCAT among others.

Lamor was chosen as a service provider based on its extensive experience, ability to respond rapidly and its unique network of partners. The market development strategy in Peru has been implemented for several years with a target of a permanent presence with a high level of service. Along with this, Lamor Peru has developed a local training program to guarantee the availability of highly trained professionals in emergency response, spill control techniques and tactics in the country as well as crisis management and deployment of equipment in offshore operations.

The project has been developed in three phases: first; preparedness and initial response to the spill, second; response and deployment of Lamor’s local, regional, and global capacity and third; monitoring and supervision of intervened areas. Lamor has contributed with national and international experts coming from Finland, USA, Spain, Colombia, and Ecuador together with the local expert team in the response bases of Lamor in Peru.

Lamor’s strong presence and record of accomplishment in South America, with a local hub in Peru, were crucial for us. With our leading capabilities, expertise, know-how level and local presence, we have again shown our ability to react efficiently to an environmental event with a short response time. Diego Echeverri, Perú Country Manager and AMER OSR Regional Advisor of Lamor.


Lamor is committed to providing on-time environmental protection with the best possible global expertise supporting the local team with a short notice protecting the environment and biodiversity as effectively as possible.

When working in developing countries, Lamor always supports and appreciates the local communities by giving them a possibility to work safely in a global group. In addition, Lamor is proud to train the local people in new skills around e.g., oil spill response to be prepared also for potential future incidents.

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