Oil and Gas

The exploration and production of gas, oil, and coal-bed methane produce by-products, including millions of barrels of produced water, flowback water, and hydrocarbon impacted soils and muds. SCS Engineers are waste and recycling specialists, and we work with our oil and gas industry clients to help optimize their waste and recycling management systems and the safe storage, recycling, and transfer of liquids.

The combined intelligence of SCS Engineers consultants, engineers, geologists, and hydrogeologists, together with our SCS Tracer Environmental® scientists and industry experts qualifies us for upstream and midstream activities. These include the permit, design-build, and monitoring of environmental solutions and facilities. We focus on an integral part of oil and gas production, transfer and storage, industrial regulatory compliance, produced water reuse, and public safety.

Our upstream and midstream consultants provide services to exploration and production companies managing water for recycling and disposal, and waste soils and muds requiring disposal. SCS supports wastewater recovery and reuse, and full-cycle oilfield water management with the permitting and siting of water reuse facilities. Construction and construction quality management of water recycling facilities is a specialty. We help meet tight deadlines and get facilities up and running faster. Our downstream services assist chemical and petroleum tank terminal operators responsible for regulatory compliance services associated with the storage and transfer of a large variety of liquids at tank farms and pipeline facilities.

Our professionals are responsible for exacting environmental site assessments, land use planning strategies, and risk management for oil extraction activities, including the management of millions of barrels of water and solids. Our clients leverage SCS’s knowledge and experience with leading technologies for an emphasis on reuse or disposal of production and frac flowback water. SCS is particularly strong in the utilization of technologies to address the specific state and federal compliance, regional climate, and sociopolitical circumstances, including the Railroad Commission of Texas, Texas Commission of Environmental Quality, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, and various other state regulatory agencies.

SCS professionals have experience at over 1000 bulk liquid terminals handling more than 600 different hazmat liquids. Our team understands the complex regulatory issues that face tank farm facilities across the nation. As with all waste management solutions, SCS helps reconcile business, environmental safety, and regulatory objectives for operational excellence.

SCS professionals work in both the public and private sectors. Supported by science and facts, we communicate in a timely and effective manner with the public and with regulatory agencies. As environmental consultants, we have resolved complex environmental impact issues and helped clients safely plan for land use that complies with Federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations. For example, under the guidance of our National Expert, Nathan Eady, over 30,000 acres of California’s most productive oilfields have safely returned to production, and hundreds of new wells and facilities were developed.

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