Environmental

Planning | Permitting | Compliance

 

 Due Diligence Environmental Evaluations

Due Diligence Environmental Evaluations

PLANNING & DESIGN

Site Selection
Constraints analysis
Land use and lease mapping
Landman services
Surveying, staking and plats

Facility Design
Well pad and road designs
Impoundment design
Geotechnical/hazard evaluations
P&ID drawing sets

 APD Packages

APD Packages

TRANSACTIONAL SERVICES

Environmental & Technical Due Dilligence

ASTM Phase I ESA’s
Phase II Site Assessments
Specialized Oil and Gas Asset Inventory and Evaluation
Compliance liability assessments
Operational liability assessments
Health & Safety liability assessments
Risk ranking and cost analyses
Corrective action planning

 Equipment Inventories

Equipment Inventories

ASSET RETIREMENT

Closure and Abandonment
Decommissioning programs
Well plugging & abandonment programs
Pit closure programs
Site impact screening evaluations
Agency negotiations
Remediation, reclamation & restoration services
Litigation support & expert witness services

Permitting & Resource Studies

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)
Environmental Assessments (EA)
Categorical Exclusions (CX)
Baseline conditions assessments

Oil and Gas Specific Permitting
Federal and State APD packages
Surface Use Plan of Operations
Drilling and Completions Plans
Spacing orders and special exemptions
Sundry Notices

Paleontological Resources
Desktop Evaluations
Surveys, testing, and site evaluations
Unanticipated Discoveries
Mitigation planning
Recovery and salvage

Biological Resources
Threatened, Sensitive and Endangered species surveys
Habitat analysis an impact evaluations
Restoration and mitigation planning

Air Quality
Federal and State regulatory applicability analysis
Federal and State Air Registrations/Permits
Equipment testing and reporting
Method 22 Flare Observations
LDAR - FLIR

 Well Staking

Well Staking

Water Resources
Sourcing and supply studies
Baseline water quality programs
Watershed studies and modeling
UIC permits (Class I, II, V)
NPDES permits & system design
SWPPP permits & designs
Impoundment design & permitting
Integrated Water Management Plans
U.S. ACOE jurisdictional determinations
Wetland delineations
CWA Section 404 permits

Right-of-way and Easements
Federal and State permit applications
Federal ROW Bond Estimates
Highway/road encroachment permits
Local permits
Survey plats and alignment sheets
Landman Services

 

 Resource monitoring and stormwater compliance

Resource monitoring and stormwater compliance

CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATIONAL SUPPORT

Compliance, Monitoring & Coordination
Construction management
Post-drill water quality testing/reporting
Waste stream management
Paleontological resource mitigation
Ecological resource mitigation
SWPPP/reclamation inspection & maintenance
Range management & weed abatement
Inspection Services (CWI/NACE/EI/FERC)
Air quality monitoring, testing & reporting
Emissions/GHG inventories
Chemical storage reporting (SARA Tier II)
Multimedia compliance audits

Health and Safety Standards
On-site health & safety oversight
OSHA compliance audits
Process Safety Management (PSM)
Hazard Operability Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)
Risk Management Plans (RMP)

Spill & Emergency Response Management
Emergency Response Planning (ERP)
Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) compliance
Facility Response Plans (FRP)
As-built surveying and mapping
Spill response drills and training
 Spill response management
Spill impact assessments
Site investigation and remediation

 SPCC Compliance

SPCC Compliance

 Site impact assessment

Site impact assessment

 Geotechnical Investigation of slump at oil production tank battery

Geotechnical Investigation of slump at oil production tank battery

Providing professional and experienced inspectors for the energy industry

WE SPECIALIZE IN PROVIDING HIGHLY QUALIFIED MANAGERS AND INSPECTORS WHO ENSURE COMPLIANCE, DRIVE PRODUCTIVITY, FOSTER A Strong SAFETY CULTURE, AND PROFESSIONALLY COMMUNICATE WITH CLIENTS, CONTRACTORS AND AGENCIES TO KEEP PROJECTS ON SCHEDULE AND BUDGET.

ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE AND MONITORING

Waste stream management
Water quality monitoring/testing/reporting
Air quality monitoring/testing/reporting
Cultural/Paleontolgical/Ecological resource monitoring
SWPPP/Reclamation inspections & maintenance
Daily inspection reports
Pre-construction inspections
Required post-construction inspections
Post storm water inspections
FERC compliance inspections

 

 

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CONSTRUCTION AND INTEGRITY INSPECTION

 Project Management Services
Construction Coordination Services
 Chief Inspectors
Assistant Chief Inspectors
Senior Welding Inspectors
Certified Welding Inspectors
NACE Certified Coating Inspectors
Civil Inspectors
Utility Inspectors
Safety Inspectors
Horizontal Directional Drill Inspectors
Material Coordinators

 

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Protection and management of paleontological resources is required by Federal regulations and some states. Therefore, evaluation and often mitigation of these resources is required by State/Federal agencies.

Absaroka was founded by dedicated professional paleontologists with over 25 years of combined experience providing professional paleontological services. Principal Paleontologists at Absaroka have conducted over three hundred paleontological resource management projects over the past fifteen years with projects in nearly every western state in the U.S. Our paleontologists have conducted all phases and technical aspects of paleontological resource projects for oil & gas exploration and development, pipelines, utility corridors, water resources development, and federal agencies.

We understand state and federal environmental laws and regulations pertaining to paleontological resources and have assisted numerous proponents maintain challenging schedules and budgets while meeting regulatory requirements. Absaroka is very proud to be part of the project solution and not a bottleneck or impedance to project schedules. We are well known by our clients for being responsive and reliable and are respected by the agencies we coordinate with for delivering high quality products.

Bureau of Land Management Paleontological Resource Special Use Permits have been, or are currently held in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Montana, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. In addition, US Forest Service permits have been, or are currently held for the Dakota Prairies Grasslands (ND), Thunder Basin Grasslands (WY), and the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest (WY).

 

Surveys and Monitoring

Absaroka rapidly and safely conducts pedestrian surveys or construction monitoring to identify paleontological resources for projects of any scale.

Past projects have included private, corporate, and government agency projects. Examples include, large 3D seismic projects (over 220 square miles), transmission line projects (237 miles), well pads and access roads, fiber optic and utility projects, and pipeline projects (over 150 miles).

Mitigation

Although most agencies and proponents prefer to avoid known paleontological resources, it may be more desirable to mitigate the resources by salvaging them for curation with a repository. Alternatively, construction activities may inadvertently encounter subsurface paleontological resources. In either situation, Absaroka paleontologists are extensively qualified and have significant experience conducting resource recovery, including its scientifically significant contextual data.

REports

Absaroka paleontologists assist our clients with meeting all regulatory reporting requirements for any scale of project.  We conduct all research, file searches, and report preparation with in-house paleontologists.  Resource assessments, sensitivity and probability  evaluations, desktop reviews, survey and monitoring reports, mitigation plans, and unanticipated discovery plans are prepared to meet all regulatory needs.  We also prepare the applicable sections of NEPA documents.

 Ben's Big Turtle (Credit: Tate Museum, Casper, WY)

Ben's Big Turtle (Credit: Tate Museum, Casper, WY)