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. 


April 22, 2020

WCSS is offering free access to the online Spill Responder 100 for the remainder of 2020!

All member and non-member companies, spill response contractors, Indigenous communities, students, regulatory representatives and interested parties are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to become certified or refresh your knowledge in approved baseline spill response training for the oil and gas industry in Western Canada. 

Member companies will still meet their regulatory requirements for annual oil spill response training, as it pertains to Section 16.1.1 of Alberta Energy Regulator’s Directive 071 and Section 2.2 of Saskatchewan Energy & Resources Directive S-01. For companies that used this option to meet compliance requirements in 2019, the inability to do so in consecutive years has been waived.

If you experience technical difficulties, please contact info@wcss.ab.ca

For all Coop-related inquires, please contact amy.grenier@wcss.ab.ca


Equipment Access During COVID-19 Pandemic

WCSS staff have a plan in place to continue operations remotely.  As per our regular maintenance program, your initial spill response equipment remains in a state of readiness and we will be maintaining consistent communication with our custodians to ensure access.


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