Extensive Experience

Spill On Site Management was founded in 1992. In over 20 years, we have successfully financially managed some very significant incidents. Below is a list describing some of those events and how we helped mitigate risk, control costs and provided comprehensive financial management.

Case Studies

In January of 2007, Federal and State agencies were notified of an oil release in Bayou Perot, Louisiana. Initial overflights identified oil and gas jetting 40-60 feet into the air, and first responders determined that the source was a wellhead that was hit by a passing vessel. SOS was contracted by the owners of the wellhead to provide financial management services. Designated as the Finance Section Chief, SOS immediately began implementing cost control measures for the massive response effort. Numerous response contractors, over 150,000’ of oil containment boom, dozens of response vessels and Federal and State agencies were involved. SOS tracked and recorded all invoices associated with the event and provided critical documentation to the multiple insurers involved with the project. Payment recommendations were made, hundreds of thousands of dollars were saved, invoices were organized and separated for each individual insurer and 10 million dollars in OPA related costs were prepared for submittal to the National Pollution Funds Center.
In November of 2005, an Integrated Tug/Barge System (ITB) DBL 152 and the T/V Rebel struck a submerged obstruction approximately 32 miles offshore of the Western Louisiana Coast. The obstruction was later determined to be an oil rig that had been toppled during Hurricane Rita. The double-hulled barge was holed, and later capsized, spilling an estimated 3 million gallons of heavy oil. SOS was contracted directly by the Insurer (West of England P & I Club) to manage the event financially. SOS kept in direct contact with the P & I Club’s legal correspondents during the event and provided critical financial information to all parties involved. SOS tracked and recorded all invoices associated with the event and also provided critical documentation to the multiple insurers involved with the project. Payment recommendations were made, millions of dollars were saved and invoices were organized and separated for each individual insurer. SOS submitted almost 50 million dollars to the National Pollution Funds Center, which resulted in a successful determination as just 0.003% in charges were denied for reimbursement.
In November of 2004, the 750-foot, M/T Athos I, registered under the flag of Cyprus, was reported to be leaking oil into the Delaware River en route to its terminal at the CITGO asphalt refinery in Paulsboro, NJ. SOS worked with the spill management team to manage the event financially. Hundreds of vendors and over 2000 personnel, as well as their equipment, were involved in the response. SOS kept in direct contact with the P & I Club’s legal correspondents during the event and provided critical financial information to all parties involved. Thousands of invoices were received, audited and recommended for payment while maintaining all documentation in an organized matter. This process allowed SOS to successfully negotiate with many vendors and save the client over 35 million dollars on the event. The Federal Government eventually assumed responsibility of the response after the insurer’s costs reached over 130 Million dollars, well over the OPA limit. SOS was contracted by the insurer (UK P & I Club) to seek reimbursement from the National Pollution Funds Center (NPFC) for costs exceeding their policy limit. In just a few months, SOS submitted over 65,000 pages of documentation to the National Pollution Funds Center and received a successful determination which resulted in only .004% denied for reimbursement.
In April of 2003, the Tank Barge Bouchard No. 120 struck rocks south of Westport, MA, when it passed on the wrong side of a navigational marker at the entrance of Buzzards Bay. The resulting 12-foot gash on the bottom of the hull released an estimated 98,000 gallons of Number 6 fuel oil into Buzzards Bay. SOS was contracted directly by the insurer (West of England P & I Club) to manage the event financially. Hundreds of vendors and over 1,200 personnel, as well as their equipment, were involved in the response. SOS kept in direct contact with the P & I Club’s legal correspondents during the event and provided critical financial information to all parties involved. Thousands of invoices were received, audited and recommended for payment while maintaining all documentation in an organized matter. This process allowed SOS to successfully negotiate with many vendors and save the client millions of dollars on the event.

Partial Incident List

  • MAY-19: Barge Collison, Houston, TX
  • DEC-18: Wellhead Leak, Port Sulfur, LA
  • OCT-18: Hurricane Michael Remediation, Tallahassee, FL
  • SEPT-18: Gas Explosion, Lawrence, MA
  • SEPT-18: Hurricane Florence Remediation, Wilmington, NC
  • APR-18: Vessel Discharge, New Orleans, LA
  • SEPT-17: Tanker Spill, New Orleans, LA
  • SEPT-17: ESF-10 Hurricane Maria, San Juan, PR
  • AUG-17: Hurricane Harvey Remediation, Houston, TX
  • APR-17: Crane Barge Sinking, San Fran, CA
  • APR-16: Diesel Spill, Seattle, WA
  • JAN-16: UTV Sinking, Memphis, TN
  • OCT-15: Pipeline Spill, Sour Lake, TX
  • MAR-15: Carrier Spill, Long Beach, CA
  • MAY-14: Barge Spill, Texas City, TX
  • MAR-13: Mayflower Project, Arkansas
  • OCT-12: Super Storm Sandy, New Jersey
  • APR-10: Deepwater Blowout, Gulf of Mexico
  • MAR-10: Tanker Spill, Savannah, GA
  • JAN-10: Tanker Spill, Port Arthur, TX
  • OCT-09: Tanker Spill, Galveston, TX
  • JUL-08: Barge Spill, Mississippi River, LA
  • JAN-07: Wellhead Leak, Bayou Perot, LA
  • MAY-06: NPFC Claim, $48 Million Submission
  • NOV-05: NPFC Claim, $135 Million Submission
  • NOV-05: Barge DBL-152, Port Arthur, TX
  • NOV-04: M/T Athos I, Delaware River, PA
  • DEC-03: FOSS Maritime, Puget Sound, WA
  • APR-03: B-120 Spill, Buzzards Bay, MA
  • APR-00: PEPCO Pipeline, Chalk Point, MD
  • AUG-99: Waxler Gasoline Spill, Ohio River
  • MAY-99: Kay Eckstein, Mississippi River
  • JAN-99: MM-100, Fourchon, LA
  • OCT-98: APL China Cargo Disaster, Seattle, WA
  • JUN-98: USCG Drum Run, Corpus Christi, TX
  • MAR-98: James K. Ellis Tug Grounding, Ohio River
  • JAN-98: Stone Fueler/Chevron Pipeline, Fourchon, LA
  • JUN-97: Denbury Managememt Well Blowout, Butte Larose, LA
  • MAY-97: Lake Barre Spill, Cocodrie, LA
  • APR-97: Baroid Dock Explosion, Fourchon, LA
  • MAR-97: USCG-Miss. River High Water Crisis, New Orleans, LA
  • NOV-96: Parker & Parsley Well Blowout, Franklin, LA
  • MAY-96: Buffalo 286 Barge spill, LaPorte, TX
  • MAR-96: Buffalo 292 Barge spill, Galveston, TX

Incident Finance Documentation

An incident of major significance will generate tons of documents all of which have to be collected, recorded, processed, audited and placed in line for reimbursement.
This is where we come in. This is what we do. This is our business. We will handle all of your incident finance documentation. Before your company or insurance carrier pays one invoice, they will want to make sure the invoices are accurate, complete and within the guidelines set forth by the incident management personnel.