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Federal Regulatory Services
Federal & State Agency Coordination
Liaison between client/operator and federal, state and local agencies.
Operator Qualification
Establish client as operator including:
  • Company qualifications
  • Bonding
  • Oil spill financial responsibility
  • Exploration & Development Plans - Shelf & Deepwater
    Prepare, submit and monitor progress until plans are approved
  • Exploration Plans (EP)
  • Development Operations Coordination Documents (DOCD)
  • Deepwater Exploration Plans (DWOP)
  • Air Quality Reviews
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Conservation Information Documents
  • OCS Development Permits
  • Applications for lease term and ROW pipelines
  • Structure Applications
  • Surface Safety System Facility Applications
  • Surface Commingling and Measurement Applications
  • COE Permits for anchorage areas and fairway crossings
  • Drilling Permits
    Applications for permit to drill in deepwater, shelf, state waters, and onshore.
    Well Monitoring
    Daily well monitoring during drilling, completion, and workover operations to ensure compliance with permit and regulations are charged a set fee.
  • Unlimited discussions with field, engineers, and agencies
  • Obtain additional approvals if necessary
  • Required agency notifications and end of well operations reports
  • Due Diligence Audits
    Environmental/Regulatory due diligence audits to ensure required permits are in place and operations are being conducted in compliance with current regulations
  • Internal
  • Acquisitions
  • Rights of Way , Rights of Use and Easement & Surface Leases
    Prepare rights of way, rights of use and easement and applications for surface leases
    Corps of Engineers Wetlands Permitting and Permitting Structures (Wells, Facilities & Pipelines) in Navigable Waters
    Applications for well and facility locations in wetlands
  • Determine best locations with least avoidable impact
  • Close coordination with LA. Department of Natural Resources and/or Texas Coastal Coordination Council
  • Bureau of Land Management Permits
    Prepare BLM permit applications, site security and surface use plans
    Special Use Permits
    Prepare applications for special use permits in wildlife refuges and wildlife management areas
    LA - E&P Waste Disposition
    Gather data and prepare end-of-well waste disposition report
    LA - Site Clearance
    Prepare application to DNR for approval to trawl sites in navigable waters
    LA & TX - Annular Disposal of Well Fluids
    Gather necessary surface casing pressure tests and prepare application
    LA & TX - Saltwater Disposition Wells
    Prepare application for new or converted saltwater disposal well
    TX - New Field Designation
    Prepare application to DNR for approval to trawl sites in navigable waters