Pre-Drilling and Pre-Acquisition

Summit is the leader in providing pre-drilling and pre-acquisition environmental assessments to the oil and gas industry. Utilizing our experience and knowledge of provincial regulations, guidelines and industry recommended practices (IRPs) we deliver practical and cost effective solutions for a wide array of environmental challenges and situations.

Pre-Drilling Environmental Assessment Services

Summit utilizes skilled project managers and field technicians with various education and experience to provide the following services:

  • Pre-Drilling Assessments (PDA)
  • Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)
  • Environmental Protection Plans (EPP)
  • Heritage Resource Impact Assessments (HRIA)
  • Private and Public Lands Checklists
  • Environmental Field Reports (EFR)
  • Water Well Testing (CBM and conventional)
  • Sump Suitability Assessments
  • Forestry Specific Services
  • Wildlife Protection Plans

Pre-Acquisition Environmental Assessments

Summit provides pre-acquisition assessments and due diligence environmental audits of oil and gas developments to determine the environmental and financial liability associated with each site. These services are essential for clients looking to mitigate significant risk when acquiring properties. The process includes reviewing available information, interviews, database searches, and in many cases a site assessment. The process can be tailored to meet the client’s individual objectives. Thorough investigations and cursory reviews are specifically designed to identify existing or potential risk associated with each site. Summit has completed a variety of pre-acquisition assessments, from companies looking to acquire single sites, to companies acquiring hundreds. Summit designs the level of due diligence to meet the individual needs and budget of each client.

Summit Advantage

Summit, lead by experienced senior management, utilizes a diversified team of qualified environmental specialists to complete our range of assessment services. Pre-drilling environmental assessments further require an understanding of the demands associated with various drilling programs. Our drilling waste management expertise provides for this and when combined with technical knowledge of soils, vegetation, wildlife, hydrogeology and resource management makes Summit a proficient service provider. Pre-acquisition environmental assessments require similar knowledge and capabilities. These assessments also require additional knowledge in assessing facilities, infrastructure and other potential sources of liability. We possess the know-how and depth required to give our clients’ confidence when making acquisitions.

These advantages, combined with Summit’s expertise and integrated service capabilities, provide the capacity to complete thorough and inclusive assessment services.

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