An oil and gas client wanted a more efficient and cost-effective method of conveying source water to their drilling and completions operations in the Power River Basin, Wyoming, and decided to use temporary waterlines to eliminate the costly process of trucking in shipments of water. After completing hundreds of successful temporary waterlines projects for the client across the Marcellus and Utica Shale Plays, RETTEW was asked to provide environmental support services for their temporary waterline program in Wyoming in order to maintain consistency between the client’s east-west operations and to deliver the same level of high-quality work in this new operating area.
RETTEW quickly mobilized and conducted waterline routing, environmental and cultural surveys, and habitat evaluations for several projects to identify sensitive ecological habitats. By working closely with state and federal regulatory agencies, we have been able to obtain regulatory clearance to meet construction deadlines ensuring water is available for the frac date. RETTEW has successfully routed and surveyed close to 145 miles of temporary waterlines for more than 45 projects, avoiding any negative impact to the area’s valuable biological and cultural resources and meeting the clients demanding schedule.