The nation’s increase in natural gas and oil production represents new and exciting development opportunities for producers. Atwell’s specialists are driving development programs in shale plays in the northeastern, midwestern and central United States.

The team is able to support desktop studies, preliminary site and infrastructure investigations, layout, environmental permitting strategy, civil design, roadway modifications and water quality management for new production units and well-pad sites. Knowing the cost of each unproductive day, our professionals work with a sense of urgency and a focus on community safety.

Exploration & Production Services

  • Due Diligence
  • Environmental & Social Impact Assessments
  • Regulatory Reviews
  • Public Road Haul Route Planning & Analysis
  • Road Use Maintenance Agreement (RUMA) Assistance
  • Existing Conditions Survey (Well Pad and Access Drive Areas)
  • Well Plat Surveys
  • Pre-Drilling Aquifer and Water Resource Baseline Evaluation
  • Wetland Services
  • Threatened & Endangered Species
  • Stream Sampling/Permitting
  • Air Permitting
  • Site Engineering/Well Pad Design
  • Civil, Mechanical & Structural Engineering*
  • Flowback/Produced Water Treatment, Recycling, Management
  • Water Rights
  • Groundwater Impact/Investigation Assessments
  • SPCC Plans
  • Federal, State & Local Permitting
  • Survey & Mapping Services
  • Drill Pad Closures
  • Pit Closures
  • Site Remediation
  • Construction Management
Land & ROW Solutions
Desktop Studies
Survey & Mapping
Natural Resources
Environmental Services
Site Investigation & Mapping Services
Routing Services
Site Layout & Design
Permitting Strategy
Civil Design
Roadway Improvements/RUMA
Program Management
Construction Services
Construction Monitoring
Post-Construction Monitoring


*Structural Engineering not provided in Illinois.