Fueling Success in the Utica Shale

Shale plays across the country have seen an incredible amount of activity related to oil and gas production, and the Utica play in eastern Ohio is no exception. Atwell supports numerous oil and gas producers in the region with due diligence, engineering, and permitting and construction management activities.

Recently, our Cleveland office celebrated the successful completion of a well pad featuring five wells actively producing natural gas, petroleum and a variety of natural gas liquids. Atwell’s support included:

  • Civil design for the site and access roads
  • Land surveying for the production and drilling unit plats
  • Environmental and natural resource consulting
  • Permitting services
  • Road Use Maintenance Agreement (RUMA) and off-site road improvement services

Midstream Momentum

As new domestic oil and gas resources have become available, the need for enhanced midstream infrastructure has led to dozens of projects for the oil and gas team, spanning distances from several miles to several states. Atwell can combine pipeline design, land development and construction resources for efficient, safe project delivery.

A recent example included support for a 40-mile natural gas-gathering system in the Marcellus shale region. Several teams collaborated to provide the client with geospatial data, conceptual planning, mapping services and engineering design on this developing project.

Transload Logistics

Atwell recently supported the development of a 200-acre crude oil transload facility designed to facilitate the movement of product from the Cline Formation in West Texas to purchasers on the East Coast.

Working on behalf of a fuel supply chain management organization, Atwell provided several services during the 2014 construction schedule:

  • Initial desktop studies and site selection support
  • Land siting and acquisition support for target properties
  • Land surveying
  • Design coordination