Oil & Gas

Affordable energy takes more than sound policy.


Jody Glennon

Denver, Colorado


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And at Olsson, we bring more to the table. From innovative solutions, real-world applications, and in-depth regulatory knowledge to strategic planning, we can meet your needs throughout the life cycle of your project.

Our oil and gas experts work across all oil and gas subspecialties (including environmental, field services, and engineering), bringing decades of permitting, remediation, compliance, and regulatory experience with them. We have strong alliances with technology providers and we have an extensive portfolio of projects. Most importantly, we engineer smart, holistic solutions to balance economic resources with environmental challenges, creating workable solutions that are good for you, your customers, and our nation. Our resilient approaches to natural resources and permitting projects have yielded environmentally sustainable solutions for our clients.

Environmental Assessment and Remediation

Due Diligence

Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments

Impacted Soil Removal/Disposal and On-Site Treatment

Pit Closures/Remediation

PCB Assessment and Remediation

Metals Assessment and Remediation

NORM Surveys

Soil and Groundwater Assessment and Remediation

Underground and Aboveground Storage Tank Management

Regional Hydrocarbon/Produced Water Impact Assessments

Groundwater Remediation Systems (Operation and Maintenance)

Groundwater Monitoring


Natural Resources

NEPA Compliance (development of CatExs, EAs, and EISs) for BLM, USACE, FERC, USFS, BoR, etc. 

Applications for Permits to Drill (APDs)

Air Quality Monitoring & Permitting

Bird & Bat Surveys

Endangered Species Act (ESA) Compliance (including Section 7 consultation support)

Environmental Compliance Inspections

Clean Air Act Compliance

Clean Water Act Compliance

Environmental Audits

Geologic & Hydrogeologic Studies

Noise and Vibration Studies

Soil, Sediment, Surface, & Groundwater Sampling

Wetland Delineations & Permitting (including USACE Nationwide Permits, Pre-Construction Notifications, Section 404 Individual Permits, etc.)

Wetland & Stream Mitigation and Restoration

Right-of-Way (ROW) and Utility Permitting

Access Permitting

Ditch Crossing Permitting

Desktop Review and Right-of-Way Clearance Activities

State and Local (e.g., 1041) Permitting

FERC Licensing, Re-licensing, and Exemption

Threatened and Endangered Species and Habitat Studies and Surveys, including Biological Assessments

Migratory Bird Treaty Act Studies and Surveys

Noxious Weed Management Plans

Reclamation Plans

Mitigation Planning


Safety/Industrial Hygiene

OSHA Compliance Audits and Training

Health and Safety Plans

Safety Management Systems Audits


Litigation Support


Waste Management

Sampling and Characterization of E&P Exempt Wastes and RCRA Hazardous Wastes

Procurement of Off-Site Transportation, Treatment, and Disposal Services

On-Site Waste Treatment

Waste Minimization

Evaluation of Off-Site Disposal Risks/Liability


Consulting and Permitting

Air Quality Permitting and Compliance Emission Inventories, LDAR, and Air-related Field Services

GIS Support for Field Studies and Documents

Environmental Management Plans

Risk Assessment, Fate, and Transport Modeling

PCB Mega Rule Compliance

Procedural Manuals and Training

EHS Compliance

Pit Permitting

Groundwater Use Development

SPCC Plan Preparation and Certification

SARA Title III Compliance

Stormwater Management, Permitting, and Inspections

NPDES and Hydrostatic Discharge Permitting

Risk Management Plans

Process Safety Management Plans

Geologic Hazard Evaluation and Mapping

Litigation Support

Community Outreach

Special/Conditional Use Permits


Construction Services

Owner Representative Services

Construction Project Management

Program Management

Construction Administration

DOT Certifications

Railsafe Certifications


OSHA 10-/30-hour Certifications

Construction Observation


Geotechnical Services

Investigation and Design

Laboratory Testing Services (e.g., asphalt and concrete laboratory services, nondestructive testing services, soil laboratory services)

Drilling Services



Field Survey, including topographic global positioning surveys and 3D scanning

Preparation of Legal Descriptions and Exhibits


Special Inspections/Materials Testing

Laboratory (AASTHO R18 and U.S. Army Corp of Engineers)

Soils/Aggregate Testing

Concrete Testing Services

Reinforcing Steel Inspections

Asphalt Laboratory Services


Nondestructive and Destructive Steel Services

NDT Level II and III Services

Radiographic Testing

Phased Array

Magnetic Particle Testing

Liquid Dye Penetrant Testing

Ultrasonic Testing

NACE Protective Coatings

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

Writing Weld Procedures and Qualifications

Welder Qualifications

Laboratory Testing

Tank Inspections


Water/Wastewater and Water Resources

Analysis and Planning

Water and Wastewater Treatment

Supply and Transmission

Collection and Disposal

Water Impoundments

Storm Drainage Management

Floodplain Management


Civil Engineering

Site Development

Access Road and Well Pad Design

Grading and Drainage

Street and Highway Design

Railroad Design


Structural Engineering

Building Structural Design


Deep and Shallow Foundations

Retaining Walls

Building Inspections

Bridge Design


Mechanical Engineering



Energy Audits and Conservation

Fluid Transport

Energy Management Systems



Electrical Engineering

Building Electrical

Control Systems


Interior and Exterior Lighting

Power Plant/Diesel

Energy Audits and Conservation


Power Electrical Engineering


Power Supply

Transmission and Distribution

RICE NESHAP Compliance and Testing


Automation and Technology

System Design

  • Batch and Process Control
  • Supervisory Control and Data

Acquisition (SCADA)

  • Remote Telemetry
  • Instrumentation Selection

Programming and Configuration


Other Engineering Services

Slope Stability

Construction Engineering


Cathodic Protection System Design

Regulator Station and Meter Setting Design

Gas Main Replacement and Extension Design

Industrial Site Consulting