SCS Engineers Oil Gas Exploration

Oil and Gas Exploration and Production, Midstream

National Experts: Nathan EadyNeil Nowak, and Bruce Jernigan, Pete Carrico (liquids management)

 

The oil and gas industry is growing steadily in the United States and Canada, and environmental and regulatory challenges are growing steadily with it.produced-water-society

Due to public concerns about the industry’s potential effects on global climate change and sources of fresh groundwater, regulators are responding with significant new environmental laws.  For instance, Federal regulators are considering implementing more ILTA-SM-Logostringent methane leak detection and repair requirements, and states such as California have adopted new underground injection control measures (Senate Bill 4).

With over 30 years of experience in the permitting and monitoring of oil and gas facilities, SCS Engineers provides a wide array of services to help the industry address these emerging issues.

Our upstream oil and gas services include:

  • Air Quality Permitting (Title V, New Source Review, Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD), etc.)
  • Air Monitoring Station Construction & Management
  • Land Use Permitting (Simple Land Use Permits, Coastal Development Permits, Lake/Stream Bed Alteration Permits, etc.)
  • Injection Well Permitting (Class 2 Disposal or EOR, Class 1 Waste Disposal)
  • Water Quality Permitting (National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), Waste Discharge Requirement (WDR) Programs, etc.)
  • Permit Compliance Support (Compliance Verification Reports, Audits, Breakdown Reports, Variances, Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) etc.)
  • Dispersion Modeling Studies (Air Quality Impact Assessments (AQIA), etc.)
  • Chemical and Emission Inventories (Criteria Pollutants, Air Toxics, Greenhouse Gases, Hazardous Material Business Plans)
  • Health Risk Assessments
  • Environmental Due Diligence for the Oil & Gas Industry (Phase 1 and Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessments)
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) Mapping
  • Biological Restoration Services
  • Waste Management and Minimization Plans
  • Spill and Accidental Release Plan (Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans, Oil Spill Contingency Plans, etc.)
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs)
  • Environmental Compliance Training
  • Special Studies/Projects (Odor Impact Assessments, Facility Removal/Remediation)

SCS Midstream services include the full contingent of our hazardous and waste management services for air, water, and soil tailored specifically for businesses involved in the transportation (pipeline, rail, barge, oil tanker or truck), and storage of crude or refined petroleum products. See our brochure for more information.

  • Litigation and Enforcement
  • Midstream Development and Operations
  • Prevention, Management and Response to an Environmental or Safety Event
  • State and Federal Initiatives and Regulations

Frac Water Management

Frac Water Management Wastes develop during the exploration and production of gas, oil, and coal-bed methane (CBM), including millions of barrels of water (produced and frac flowback) and hydrocarbon-impacted soils and muds. If the natural fracture of shale is not fully developed, then the shale is further opened by ...

Land Use and Permitting

Land Use and Permitting The land use permitting requirements for oil and gas operators vary significantly from one regulatory jurisdiction to the next. Some jurisdictions may require discretionary permits (Production Plans or Condition Use Permits) that take years to process and approve, whereas other jurisdictions exempt new oil and ...

Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR)

Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) SCS Engineers’ Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) program allows our clients to detect and locate leaks in chemical, oil, and natural gas facilities before they become problematic, costly, and potential health hazards. SCS has teamed with LDARtools to provide preeminent equipment that works across ...

Underground Injection Control

Underground Injection Control National Expert: Monte Markley   SCS Engineers has provided fluid isolation storage and disposal consulting since 1989. More specifically, SCS is highly experienced in gas storage, underground injection control (UIC), and mining fluid disposal, having conducted projects in 15 states and five Environmental Protection Agency regions. ...

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