The Operator’s Association for Emergency Response


The Operator’s Association for Emergency Response, known as OFFB, is a member-led, non-profit emergency response organisation utilised by many operating companies on the Norwegian continental shelf. We provide professional 2nd line emergency response services to our members, and are an integral part of their emergency response systems. OFFB also acts as a resource and expertise centre for all its members.


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Our members

We offer a unique emergency response collaborative partnership on the Norwegian continental shelf. Eleven operating companies secure robust, cost-effective and sustainable operations.

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Emergency response centre

Our activities are directed from our emergency response centre at Forus in Stavanger. Two independent situation rooms enable us to manage two incidents simultaneously.

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Evacuation centres

Our evacuation centres are based in the coastal towns of Stavanger, Bergen, Florø, Kristiansund, Brønnøysund and Hammerfest. All is included in the membership.

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Competence centre

Skills enhancement courses are provided by qualified instructors at our own competence centre. The courses are included in the membership.

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Call centre

We are able to mobilise a next of kin call centre, staffed with trained personnel and state-of-the art systems, within two hours. All is included in the membership.

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Crisis communication

A strong team of crisis communication leaders and advisors is ready to join the operators’ strategic emergency response teams within one hour. All is included in the membership.

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Training and exercises

We carry out more than 130 training sessions and exercises each year. All is included in the membership.

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OFFB in four minutes

Who is in the first, second and third line? What does OFFB actually do? Get to know us – in four minutes.