Natural Hazards Assessments and Route Alignment Support
Ecora routinely undertakes helicopter reconnaissance, reviews air photos, procures and interprets LiDAR data, undertakes drone surveys and conducts geological/hazard mapping. We work closely with our in-house GIS team in managing large quantities of data. We can identify at an early stage the potential natural hazards that can impact a substation, pipeline, compressor station, pump station, and other key energy infrastructure.
Civil, Structural, and Mechanical Design
During detailed design stage, we can provide geotechnical, civil, structural, and mechanical engineering support. We can provide as-needed services or “one stop shopping” depending on the nature and scope of the project.
Construction Support and Materials Testing
Ecora provides on-site density as well as laboratory testing (soils, concrete, asphalt). We provide trench stability assessments, slope inspections, pile driving support and structural inspections. In addition, we can provide ground survey support, bathymetry surveys and drone surveys. Ecora’s team of Natural Scientists also undertakes Environmental Monitoring (EM) to verify permit compliance.
Abandonment, Remediation, and Reclamation
Oil and gas developments that are no longer in production are required to be abandoned, remediated, and reclaimed. When all requirements are met, the BC OGC issues a COR and the site returns back to the Crown. Ecora’s reclamation and remediation specialists work with our clients to navigate the COR process. The work we’ve done in partnership with the OGC on a variety of pilot projects aimed at improving the COR process and reclamation standards gives us a thorough understanding of how to best plan and implement on our client’s projects.