It is important to have all stakeholders on side with oil and gas development, and that begins with early stakeholder involvement. IRM endeavors to make contact with landowners and other stakeholders early to ensure that there are no issues with the proposed location and access roads. Any concerns brought forward by stakeholders early in the process can generally be mitigated at minimal cost. Unanticipated stakeholder concerns identified later in the process can result in costly delays to the project.
Prior to surveying, IRM’s Construction Supervisor’s scout out proposed wellsites to assess topographical concerns such as surface water or terrain and report the results of their assessments back to our drilling team, who in turn report to our clients. In conjunction with Geology, decisions on moving well center can be finalized prior to spending the money to survey the location.
Formal Pre-Site Assessments may be conducted that would include photographs of the undisturbed land, depth measurements of topsoil and subsoil, and the identification of any special features that might impact the safety of the project or its effect on the local environment.
IRM provides additional value by planning leases that address specific stakeholder concerns, topographical issues, regulatory spacing requirements, and future production requirements specific to the location.
By fully understanding the long term plans for a proposed oil and gas development, access roads can be built to various standards dependent on life of the project, expected loads, economic concerns, local conditions, and landowner concerns. IRM has experience in the development of access roads in a wide range of conditions ranging from “zero disturbance” to muskeg.
In order to maintain good relations with stakeholders, and at the same time be responsible stewards of the environment, it is the goal of IRM to leave every oil and gas development site in a condition that is as good or better than it was before the development. IRM looks after all regulatory filing requirements and ensures the proper disposal of any waste material.
It is important that all regulatory requirements for any local jurisdiction are satisfied throughout the life of oil and gas developments. IRM is well versed in the requirements of local jurisdictions and protects our clients by making sure all requirements are met.
IRM provides IRP-7 competent construction supervisors who are responsible for the economical preparation of a proposed Wellsite that follows the well plan. The construction supervisor is responsible for ensuring the health and safety of workers and preservation of the environment. The clients are kept informed through daily construction reports that track activities and costs.