Consulting Service Capabilities

The SWAT advantage is the ability to offer a full range of integrated environmental services and specialized supporting equipment within Western Canada. These services include the following:


  • Spill Preparedness – Design and implementation of spill contingency manuals;
  • Spill Response Training – Environmental spill response training, technical sessions and workshops for internal and external clients;
  • Project Management – On-scene coordinator for complex environmental site rehabilitation programs;
  • Regulatory Liaison – Comprehensive understanding of the requirements outlined by the regulatory agencies;
  • Equipment Knowledge – SWAT is the only company in western Canada that has complete hands-on knowledge of all spill related equipment, including response vessels, barges, skimming units, pumps, booms and boom vanes;
  • Emergency Spill Response – Containment, recovery, waste management, crew supervision, safety management, cost tracking, logistic support, regulatory liaison;
  • Wildlife Management – Identification, tracking, deterring, capture and care, as well as documentation

Emergency Spill Response – Relevant Project Experience

  • Manning – Provided subject matter expertise and site management to company Incident Command as a result of a pipeline break impacting a large area of forested lands.
  • Rainbow Lake – Provided subject matter expertise and site management o company Incident Command as a result of a well site leak into a large fen system that impacted over 10 ha. Worked with multiple regulatory agencies and managed all containment, recovery, wildlife and remediation operations. Conducted a large scale insitu burn and implemented an insitu bio remediation plan using enhanced microbial activity.
  • Glennifer Lake – Provided subject matter expertise and site management to company Incident Command as a result of a pipeline break into a large river system and lake reservoir that impacted over 30km of river shoreline and sediment and over 6km of lake shoreline. Worked with multiple regulatory agencies and managed all containment, recovery, wildlife and SCAT operations.
  • Swan Hills – Provided subject matter expertise to company Incident Command as a result of a pipeline break into a small creek system that impacted over 4km of creek shoreline and sediment. Worked with multiple regulatory agencies and managed all containment, recovery, wildlife and remediation operations.
  • Peace River – Largest inland oil spill in Canada in the last 30 years. Provided subject matter expertise and site management to company Incident Command as a result of a pipeline break on land and into a large beaver dam system. Worked with multiple regulatory agencies and managed all containment, recovery and wildlife operations.
  • Marshall Michigan, USA– Provided subject matter expertise to company Incident Command as a result of a pipeline break into a small tributary that feeds a large river system.
  • Gulf of Mexico – Provided subject matter expertise to company Incident Command as a result of an uncontrolled release into the Gulf of Mexico waters. Also provided spill response training to personnel on off shore spill response equipment.
  • Edson – Provided subject matter expertise to company Incident Command as a result of a pipeline break of a crude emulsion that impacted aquatic life within a small creek system. Worked with multiple regulatory agencies and managed all containment, recovery and remediation operations.
  • Fort McMurray – Provided wildlife management for the deterrent of wildlife and handling of any oiled wildlife for an oil sands mining project. Completed containment boom installation and maintenance on related water-bodies.

Spill Preparedness – Relevant Project Experience

  • Western Canada – Working with one of the world's largest pipeline companies to review and implement a world class spill contingency plan (SCP) in the form of control point management.
  • Waskada – Developed a SCP for a large conventional oil field to address the flood type conditions annually impacting the field and sales pipeline.
  • Christina Lake – Developed a SCP for a large SAGD operation in Northern Alberta.
  • Western Canada – Developed a SCP for a large rail company which covers southern, AB and BC.
  • Kearl Oil Sands Project – Developed a SCP for a large mine operation in Northern Alberta, in conjunction with a large environmental company.
  • Joslyn Creek – SWAT developed a SCP for a large SAGD and mine operation in the Fort McMurray area.
  • Washington, USA – Department of Ecology. Working with an international environmental company, SWAT developed strategic areas for the Puget Sound waterways.
  • Long Lake – SWAT has developed a SCP for a large SAGD project in the Fort McMurray area.
  • Alberta / British Columbia – SWAT has been delegated to expand on an existing SCP for one of Canada's largest rail companies.
  • In collaboration with reputable companies, SWAT has completed SCP's for members of the upstream oil and gas industry in Manitoba, Alberta and Northwest Territories. SCP's were also developed for a helicopter company that conducts well servicing within Northern Alberta and a company that transports upstream produced fluids.

Spill Training – Relevant Project Experience

  • Emergency Spill Response on Standing Water (available winter/summer)
  • Emergency Spill Response on Moving Water (available winter/summer)
  • Emergency Spill Response on Land (available winter/summer)
  • Emergency Spill Response for Tank Truck Rollovers (available winter/summer)
  • Instructor for WCSS – Spill Responder, Boat Handling, Airboat Operation, Surface Water Containment and Recovery, Winter Containment and Recovery, Land Spill Response and Rehabilitation, ICS 100, On-scene Spill Commander and over 60 hands on spill exercises.
  • SWAT's key personnel have also trained Iraq personnel in Turkey through WCSS.

As noted above, SWAT has been involved with the WCSS for the past twelve years and has completed over 250 training sessions, both class room and hands-on applications. SWAT has conducted or designed training for WCSS in courses including Land Spill Response, Tank Truck rollover, Moving Water, Standing Water and Ice Containment and Recovery, Boat Handling, Incident Commander and Incident Command Systems (ICS).

Most recently (2012) worked with WCSS and an International Training Centre to provide training to Members of an Oil and Gas Company in Turkey, EU.