Western Canadian Spill Services   :   Spill preparedness and response support since 1972.

THE WCSS Purpose

Cooperatives operate within specific geographic areas.

The petroleum companies in each Co-op work together to achieve a state of spill response readiness. To accomplish this Cooperatives maintain spill contingency plans and strategically place OSCARS (Oil Spill Containment and Recovery units) that are available to all member companies in the area. They hold annual training exercises and provide educational funding for their membership. In an effort to continually improve, Co-ops are often involved in research and development projects.

News & Updates


List of Equipment Currently in Use as of October 22, 2018

Summer 2018 Newsletter

Winter River Ice Slotting Diagram  Contingency Manual Section 3.6

Boom Vane Deployment Video

Contingency Manual Section 2 updated Regulatory information

Contingency Manual Section 2.3 updated October 31, 2018 - New Equipment Custodian in Area E (Grande Cache)

Contingency Manual Section 3 updated ice assessment tables