Oil & Gas

Oil & Gas

Ecosphere has collaborated with the oil and gas industry for over 30 years, particularly in the San Juan Basin—a leading production area for unconventional oil and natural gas resources such as coal bed methane and shale gas and oil. In addition, Ecosphere has unique experience providing support for the development of mineral resources within the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument; Dolores and Montezuma counties in Colorado.

Ecosphere works closely with operators and regulators to comply with environmental regulations in support of the development of oil and gas resources on federal and tribal lands. Ecosphere is recognized as a leader in developing innovative compliance solutions.

Services include:

Federal, State, and Local Permitting Preparation
  • Federal – APD – Surface Use Plan of Operations
  • Federal – NEPA documents
  • State – COGCC forms
  • County – La Plata, Montezuma, Dolores, Colorado
Field Development Support
  • Geographic development plans
  • Baseline surveys
  • Seismic permitting
  • Programmatic NEPA
Clean Water Act Compliance
  • Nationwide and Individual Permits
  • Coordination with Army Corps of Engineers on NEPA compliance
  • Wetland delineation and monitoring
  • Stormwater Management Plan preparation
  • Stormwater BMP monitoring and compliance
  • Comprehensive Stormwater Construction Plan preparation
Public Outreach
  • Public Meeting and Open House facilitation
  • Project presentation planning and support
  • Socioeconomic benefit estimation – tax revenues, jobs