SOS was formed on the heels of OPA 90 regulations, and the industry’s need in the early 1990s to satisfy federal response requirements. SOS has provided services to all facets of the industry. Our services initially included spill response plans for well locations and storage facilities in East Texas and South Louisiana. Resources were located, protection strategies were designed and training and drills were initiated for each operator, incorporating over 60 small and mid-level oil companies. SOS was later contracted by Aramco Services to design a massive response plan including protection strategies and resource identification for all environmentally sensitive areas from Aruba to the Northern Gulf Coast to Brownsville, Texas. It was with this wealth of information captured in our database that SOS answered the industry’s need for a comprehensive cost control system. SOS’s client list has included most of the major oil companies in the South including Exxon, Shell, Chevron, Citgo and many others.
The SOS response database system C2IT™ is unmatched in the industry. From the spill site to the courtroom, SOS has provided vital information to assist the responsible party, the responder and the insurer, resulting in millions of dollars in savings.
SOS has been involved in many major environmental incidents, managing billions of dollars. Here are a few of the incidents.