A new approach to site restoration
Terra-Sano is an experienced full-service earthworks, reclamation and environmental consulting team. We provide integrated surface abandonment, decommissioning and reclamation/remediation services.
Terra-Sano specializes in managing each stage leading to the achievement of a reclamation certificate and completing the tasks required by regulatory agencies. By handling every stage of the process, with a strict focus on time-sensitive and detail oriented solutions, we provide the highest level of project quality. Working as an integrated team, we capture economies of scale and avoid the traditional spending approach, increasing the amount of work on tangible site restoration and lowering administrative costs. We use a thorough reclamation assessment process to develop a practical and efficient plan that delivers meaningful project solutions. Our proprietary project management tool provides real-time activity and budget tracking, ensures regulatory compliance, and systematically organizes all documentation related to a project in one location. Our goal is to make your money count and reduce your exposure to regulatory uncertainty by shortening the reclamation cycle.
OUR AIM IS TO MAXIMIZE PROJECT COMPLETION WHILE MINIMIZING DISTURBANCE WHENEVER POSSIBLE.
The collapse of natural gas prices in 2009 hit Alberta’s natural gas producers hard. In the face of a natural gas glut, companies were forced to tear apart their cost structures to preserve cash flow…
In the midst of the most significant petroleum downturn in decades, Canadians are concerned about the number of inactive and “orphan” oil and gas wells in Western Canada and the associated public liability. At the same time, abandonment and reclamation costs are soaring, while the time and expense of getting to a reclamation certificate have ballooned. In these economically and politically uncertain times, environmental groups and the general public are urging politicians and regulators to set agressive abandonment and reclamation timelines and hold the industry accountable.
October 20, 2017: The Financial Post Alberta’s Orphan Well Association is expected to take responsibility for cleaning up and remediating an oilsands project for the first time, potentially adding tens of millions of dollars in liabilities to an already financially strained organization. PricewaterhouseCoopers, the receiver for insolvent Southern... More
October 20, 2017: The Lawyers Daily A prominent think tank is raising concerns about a potential $8 billion liability if “orphaned” oil wells in Alberta are not dealt with, and a number of legal scholars are saying a recent court decision has muddied the waters considerably. Read more… More
July 10, 2017: The Canadian Press Alberta’s energy regulator has asked the Supreme Court of Canada to review a ruling that could allow energy companies to walk away from cleaning up abandoned oil wells and affect industrial sites across the country. In documents filed Tuesday, the regulator formally... More