Environmental Services

Newalta works with our customers' drilling, logistics, and environment, health and safety teams, managing waste and providing the environmental services and oversight needed for compliance.

As a leader in oilfield waste management, Newalta develops site-specific solutions that help our customers protect the environment, improve efficiency and reduce costs. We have a network of experts strategically located throughout Western Canada performing environmental assessments that identify waste at its source, and effectively manage its treatment or disposal in a manner that is compliant with government regulations.

Newalta understands environmental regulatory requirements. We maintain excellent relationships with regulators in all our jurisdictions and work with them on our customers' behalf. Our staff are comprised of qualified professionals in the fields of chemistry, geology, engineering, agrology, biology, soil and groundwater remediation and land reclamation. 

Newalta's environmental capabilities are applied at all phases of oil and gas development from drilling through to final reclamation:

Drilling Waste Management

  • Fluid recovery / recycling & drill cuttings management
  • Water reuse and reduction
  • Drill cuttings management and planning
  • Coordination of environmental efforts, drill waste and solids control
  • State-of-the-art centrifuge, filtration and solids control equipment, onsite
  • Drilling waste characterization and treatment

Environmental Assessments/Monitoring/Remediation

  • Pre-disturbance assessments (pre-sites)
  • Siting reports/forested lands environmental field reports (EFR)
  • Liability assessments/audit
  • Pre-acquisition/project liability
  • "End of life" liability assessment
  • Species inventory and management
  • Vegetation and wildlife surveys, including rare species
  • Mitigation planning/environmental monitoring
  • Post-reclamation assessments
  • Phase I and II environmental site assessments
  • Phase III remediation

Reclamation Services

  • Soil management/conservation plans
  • Detailed site assessments (DSAs)
  • Erosion control
  • Detailed reclamation plans and vegetation restoration plans
  • Seed selection and review
  • Interim site restoration and wellsite/facility inspections

Spill Response

  • Local spill responders and senior spill commanders
  • Spill recovery products
  • Release containment and recovery

Water Well Assessments

  • Routine assessments
  • Coal bed methane (CBM) assessments
  • Pre and post drilling water well testing

Environmental Projects and Management

  • Above-ground and underground storage tank removal
  • Sludge dewatering/lagoon cleaning
  • Mass excavation and transportation of contaminated soils
  • Hazardous waste management
  • Waste brokerage services for large scale soil and drilling mud contaminated material
  • Facility decontamination, dismantling, and demolition/deconstruction (material recovery)

Facility Decommissioning

  • Site inspection
  • Decommissioning programming/AFE generation
  • Asbestos abatement and NORM disposal, where required