Oil and Gas – Supporting Project Planning and Execution

We are experienced with oil and gas-related federal and provincial Acts, regulations, and their requirements for upstream and midstream projects. We help our clients navigate through environmental permitting and regulatory processes, which includes those managed by federal agencies such as Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and the National Energy Board, as well as provincially the Alberta Energy Regulator, BC Oil and Gas Commission, BC Ministry of Environment and Saskatchewan’s Ministry of the Economy and Ministry of Environment, among others.

Environmental Services in the Oil and Gas Sector

Some of our oil and gas sector services include:

  • Fish and fish habitat assessments and watercourse crossing assessments (i.e., roads and pipelines), including Qualified Aquatic Environment Specialist (QAES) assessments (Alberta)
  • Wetland assessments to meet all requirements of the Alberta Wetland Policy, including avoidance and minimization planning, Wetland Assessment Impact Forms (WAIF), Wetland Assessment Impact Reports (WAIR) and coordinating replacement agreements with agencies such as Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • Wildlife habitat assessments, including wildlife sweeps, pre-disturbance migratory bird nest surveys and sensitive species / species at risk surveys
  • Vegetation assessments, including rare plant surveys and invasive weeds
  • Soils assessments, including Alberta Conservation and Reclamation Plans (C&R plans), Pre-site assessment and BC Schedule A and B processes
  • Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) turbidity monitoring
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Plans (ESCP) and Environmental Management Plans (EMP) for construction

Featured Projects

McNaughton Creek Pipeline Integrity Dig

FortisBC, 2019 FortisBC undertook a pipeline integrity dig near McNaughton Creek on Vancouver Island in…

FortisBC – Tilbury LNG Plant

Fortis BC expanded their Tilbury 2 Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) plant onto a neighboring property…

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission

TransCanada was selected by Progress Energy Canada Ltd. to design, build, own and operate an…

Spectra Pipeline

Spectra Energy (now Enbridge), in partnership with BG Group, proposed to build a natural gas…