Oil & Gas

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From exploration to market

Oil and gas companies rely on our expertise and established agency relationships to design on challenging sites and navigate ever-evolving federal, state, and local regulations. They depend on our manpower, proven experience, and regional familiarity, along with the unmatched responsiveness and availability of our team. We’ve provided integrated engineering, ecological, and environmental solutions for some of the most complex upstream, midstream, and processing projects. That includes well pads, tank pads, water lines, and impoundments; gathering or transmission lines, including new pipelines, replacements, repairs, and relocations; and compressor stations, processing facilities, and storage facilities.

CEC is ranked at #17 in Refineries and Petrochemical Plants, #17 in Pipelines, and #30 in Petroleum among the 2023 Top 500 Design Firms by Engineering News-Record.

CEC is ranked #30 in Petroleum among the 2023 ENR Mid-Atlantic Top Design Firms list

  • Permitting and compliance
  • LDAR surveys (on the ground and utilizing UAV)
  • CAA New Owner Auditing
  • Emissions measurements

  • Well site layout, grading, and earthwork
  • Water management planning
  • Pit, impoundment, and dam design and permitting
  • Erosion and Sedimentation (E&S) control design and permitting
  • Post-Construction Stormwater Management (PCSM) design and permitting
  • Well plat services
  • Transportation engineering

  • Subsurface investigations
  • Geohazard evaluations
  • Retaining wall design
  • Slope failure remediation designs

  • Land Surveying
  • Subsurface Utility Engineering
  • GIS mapping and data management

  • Stream identification and wetland delineation
  • Stream and wetland impacts permitting
  • Threatened and endangered species surveys
  • Cultural resources assessments and management
  • Stream and wetland restoration

  • Environmental assessments
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) environmental reporting and certification assistance
  • Stray gas migration studies
  • Gas storage field leakage assessments
  • Gas intrusion abatement services
  • Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans
  • Spill response, cleanup, characterization, and remediation
  • Hydrogeologic studies and groundwater monitoring
  • Pre- and post-drill water sampling

  • Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) monitoring services
  • Construction management
  • Site infrastructure maintenance and rehabilitation services
  • E&S BMP inspections
  • Stormwater management BMP inspections
  • Stream and wetland post-construction monitoring

  • Centralized above-ground storage tank permitting
  • Drill pad above-ground storage tank permitting
  • Drilling waste characterization studies
  • Above-ground storage tank liner installation CQA

The oil and gas industry in the U.S. has never been more important to the world’s energy needs. Domestic production of oil and gas is key to achieving energy independence and supporting global stability. CEC helps our clients navigate the future by monitoring the evolving regulatory landscape and setting the standard for best management practices within the industry. We partner with oil and gas companies across every segment of the supply chain to help them chart a sustainable path forward. We have built lasting partnerships with our clients by offering a complete suite of engineering and environmental consulting services across every phase of their operation. And together, we have built an extensive portfolio of work that includes some of our clients' most important and complex oil and gas projects. Our long-standing relationships within the regulatory community and active involvement in major industry groups also give our clients a distinct competitive advantage in avoiding disruptions, maintaining compliance, and keeping their focus on their business objectives. To find out more about our oil and gas industry expertise, visit our website — or give us a call. We look forward to learning about the challenges and opportunities you have.

Peter M. Staudenmeier

Peter M. Staudenmeier

Oil & Gas Lead

(412) 249-2294 | Read Bio

Mr. Staudenmeier is a Principal with Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC), where he serves as the corporate leader of the Oil & Gas Market Group. As a consulting organization, CEC focuses its operations on market groups with support from all of the firm’s multi-disciplined practices. As a market group leader, he is responsible for identifying trends and opportunities in the various Oil & Gas submarkets, as well as developing, implementing, and monitoring strategies and initiatives for growing market share and revenues. Mr. Staudenmeier uses his experience, along with market knowledge and long-term client relationships, to guide CEC’s activities in the Oil & Gas market. This includes focusing on new practices/capabilities, strategic new hires, geographic expansion, and business development initiatives.

By training, Mr. Staudenmeier is an ecologist, specializing in areas including, but not limited to wetland delineations, threatened and endangered species consultation, routing/siting, state and local permitting, Section 404/401 permitting, wetland and stream mitigation and restoration, and post-construction wetland and stream monitoring. Mr. Staudenmeier has been directly involved in the routing, wetland delineations and permitting of hundreds of miles of pipeline. Mr. Staudenmeier has worked on site development projects for nearly all components of upstream and downstream development, but has focused primarily on natural gas pipelines. He has worked on projects for at least 35 different E&P, midstream, and transmission operators giving him a broad perspective of the industry.

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