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Oil Well Pad Landslide Repair
Abstract: A wetter than usual spring season caused numerous landslides in the Badland Region of North Dakota, including the failure of the Mormon Butte oil well platform after thirty years of active service. This case study will detail the site investigation, design, and construction of a geologically sensitive site located on U.S. Forest Service land. The main concern was how much failed soil could be removed without compromising the well. Analyses were performed to determine a safe temporary slope to allow for the removal of some of the failed soils. To read more on how the platform was completed and...
May 14, 2018
[OnDemand Webinar] What Lies Beneath: Environmental Concerns In Construction
Do any of these scenarios sound familiar? While replacing municipal utilities the excavation contractor pulls up a greenish-gray bucket of soil smelling like diesel fuel. During construction of a new downtown office building on an existing parking lot, it was discovered that the previous building had simply been knocked-down and buried beneath the pavement. Redevelopment of a blighted property is all set to go, as soon as the abandoned buildings can be safely torn down and properly disposed of. Historical activities that occurred on or adjacent to a property often leave hidden contamination or buried debris in the subsurface. Sometimes...
July 26, 2017
Keith Linton, CHMM, BCES Joins Braun Intertec in Austin, Texas
Braun Intertec, a premier engineering, consulting and testing firm with offices throughout Texas, is pleased to announce Keith Linton, CHMM, BCES, has joined the Austin, Texas office as Senior Environmental Consultant. Linton brings decades of environmental site assessment and remediation experience working with refinery clients, oil and gas clients operating in the Eagle Ford shale, oilfield service companies, chemical manufacturers as well as power clients. “I’m incredibly pleased to welcome Keith to the team,” says Braun Intertec CEO, Jon Carlson. “His impressive environmental project background and strong reputation within the Texas energy industry will further enhance our ability to deliver...