Blog, Corporate

The Strategy of Inaction


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The Strategy of Inaction Most senior leaders in corporations have defined their leadership through the course of action(s) that has yielded a particular desirable outcome. In many cases their decisiveness in times of uncertainty provides a level of confidence in the team to keep on task to achieve the mission. Classic examples of this are

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Blog, Environmental

What is Sulfolane and why is it now a Contaminant of Concern


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Increasingly, oil and gas companies in Alberta are receiving letters from the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) to report on sulfolane use at their facilities and to investigate possible soil and/or groundwater impacts. So, what is sulfolane and why it is now a contaminant of potential concern? Sulfolane is an organosulfur compound that is highly soluble in

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Blog, Greenfill

A Compelling Case for Hazardous and Dangerous Oilfield Waste Treatment and Reuse


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Cradle to Grave Waste Liability – What does this mean for your organization?  When your organization generates hazardous or dangerous oilfield waste (DOW)* soils or earthen wastes, the often deferred to offsite disposal option has been a Class I Landfill**.  Although this class of landfill is very secure with over-engineered construction and leak detection systems,

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Blog, Divestiture & Acquisition

Consider this Tactical Approach
to a Divestiture Strategy


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There are many reasons that motivate companies to divest, and this motivation is typically born out of a need of liquidity in the face of under performing assets or to refocus on their core business. In challenging economic conditions, divesting considerations can become more prevalent as a company’s past assumptions about an industry’s market opportunity may

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Blog, Spill Response

Emergency Response:
The First 24 Hours


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For those of us involved in the Emergency Response business we all recognize that crucial timelines and planning are major cornerstones for client success. Here are the top six field lessons to keep in mind in the first 24 hours: 24/7 On Call is not just a term or something on your Companies website –

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Blog, Greenfill

Cost Benefits for Mid-Stream and Downstream
Waste Generators in Today’s Market


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As many of you are aware, the oil and gas business is divided into three major sectors: upstream, midstream and downstream. The upstream sector includes the searching for potential crude oil and natural gas fields, drilling of exploratory wells, and subsequently drilling and operating wells that recover and bring the crude oil and/or raw natural

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Environment, reclamation

Iron-Bearing Soils and the Challenges to Site Reclamation


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The admixing of iron-bearing subsoils with surface soils during wellsite construction and Reclamation often results in poor growing conditions for vegetation. The decrease in pH arising from significant incorporation of iron-bearing minerals limits vegetation options for Site Reclamation. Since iron accumulation is often associated with increased level of extractable aluminum, admixed surface soils may impact crop

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Environmental, Spill Response

Three Vital Tips for Emergency Spills


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Oil spills in today’s environment are a way of life – whether caused by aging infrastructure, pipeline ruptures or a truck rollover. Here are three thought practices that emergency spill responders must remember: 1. In-house Communication: Be Over Prepared When notified of a spill, regardless of the type and severity, immediately communicate it with your

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Environmental, Groundwater

Key Steps to Obtaining High Quality, Representative and Reliable Groundwater Results


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High quality, representative and reliable groundwater results are very important for Environmental Site Assessments, a client’s environmental liability, site monitoring and planning for future site Reclamation or Remediation. Quality of groundwater samples and analytical results depend on multiple steps, which start with well monitoring planning and end with laboratory analysis and data interpretation. A failure

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