3 decades of response

QT Environmental has been involved in virtually every major oil spill in the past three decades. Projects range from regional response programs for identified geographical areas to complete contingency plans and response capabilities on a national level. We were the primary suppliers to the Marine Spill Response Corporation that was founded in the United States in the early 90s with an original capital budget in excess of $1 billion. Today, QT Environmental remains the MSRC primary response management consultants. Our team has worked with O’Brien’s Response Management Witt-O’Brien’s since 1987.

2013-2014 Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) Buster Program

Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) Buster Program Oil Spill Clean Up Equipment

In response to recent events in the Gulf of Mexico, MSRC has purchased and outfitted their fleet with 24 NOFI Current Busters to enhance their capabilities. During the Deepwater Horizon incident in 2010, more than 50 NOFI Current Buster Systems were utilized as oil recovery aid. The addition of the Current Buster 2s and Current Buster 4s have drastically increased MSRC’s encounter rate. The NOFI Current Buster Technology is one of the world’s most efficient and advanced oil containment and recovery systems, capable of containing and controlling oil in up to 5 knots towing speed without losing any of the contained oil.

2013-2014 Tesoro High Plains Pipeline

QT Environmental supplied several emergency responders in addition to subject matter experts in response to an inland pipeline release. We continue to lead project management through the Tesoro High Plains Pipeline remediation process.

2013 Kirby Marine Texas City Y Incident

Kirby Marine Texas City Y Incident Oil Spill Clean Up

In response to the largest incident in the Gulf of Mexico since the Macondo Well Blowout, QT Environmental staffed many emergency responders along with Incident Command System experts. We provided supervisors to assist with shoreline cleanup as well as barge offloading and salvaging.

2013 Lac-Mégantic Derailment

Lac-Mégantic Derailment Oil Spill Clean Up

QT Environmental led the incident management with Meredith Management Group during the Lac-Mégantic disaster. This included the salvage of the derailed 74-car crude train as well as oil recovery.

2012-2014 Alyeska Pipeline Service Company – Open Water Skimmer Enhancement

Alyeska Pipeline Service Company – Open Water Skimmer Enhancement

QT Environmental led the project management for the 450-6-enhancement program. From the original proof of concept in 2012 through shipyard and installation, QT Environmental served as the project manager representing the shippers that helped fund The Ship Escort/Response Vessel System (SERVS).

2010-2011 Deepwater Horizon Incident

Deepwater Horizon Incident Oil Spill Clean Up

QT Environmental supplied several subject matter experts and experienced spill response management personnel to BP through our agreement with O’Brien’s Response Management. Additionally, with our extensive network of industry contacts and manufacturers, we assisted BP in sourcing, securing, transporting and implementing oil containment boom and oil recovery systems from all over the world.

2010 Enbridge Pipeline

Enbridge Pipeline Oil Spill Clean Up

QT Environmental provided spill management personnel and fast water response expertise during the response to a release in the Kalamazoo River.

2006 Alyeska

Alyeska Oil Spill Clean Up
Alyeska Oil Spill Clean Up

QT Environmental provided Alyeska with more shallow water boom vanes, standard boom vanes and the new Ocean Boom Vane for their river protection program, Valdez Port and open water recovery. They have been a supporter of the Boom Vane for years.

2005-2006 DBL 152

DBL 152 Underwater Oil Spill Clean Up

QT Environmental led the submerged oil recovery. The oil was slightly heavier than water. As a result, most of the oil sank to the bottom of the gulf. With the help of Foilex pumps, QT Environmental’s team was able to recover a sizable quantity of oil.

2005 Athos Spill Response

Athos Oil Spill Clean Up

QT Environmental played a key role in the response effort for the Athos 1 by supplying equipment and management personnel to facilitate the cleanup effort.

2005 Katrina / Murphy Oil

Katrina Oil Spill Clean Up

QT Environmental provided supervision and support for many of the spills that resulted from hurricane Katrina all over the state of Louisiana.