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.

ABOUT US

Terra-Sano was established in January 2014 and offers full earthwork and environmental services throughout Alberta, with offices and facilities in central and southern Alberta. Our goal is simply to become a leader; providing expertise and implementing an approach not typically seen in our industry. We provide all the necessary equipment, tools and knowledge to take your environmental projects from start to finish without the need to engage third party consultants and excavation contractors. This approach allows us to apply our own strategies, guarantees timely delivery and saves money. While Terra-Sano as a company may be relatively new, our team brings decades of energy service experience to your environmental projects.

GETTING TO A RECLAMATION CERTIFICATE

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.

Terra-Sano will save you money

Terra-Sano has all of the personnel and equipment required to deliver all the services you need.

Terra-Sano will significantly reduce your reclamation costs through a focused, planned process that shifts spending from consulting and administration to tangible site restoration in the field.

Services

At Terra-Sano, we whole-heartedly believe in the need to eliminate the “single-purpose” work practice that has become commonplace within the reclamation industry. These practices promote wastefulness, inefficiencies and, ultimately, add significant costs to the process of obtaining a reclamation certificate. All services are completed in house, which reduces consulting time and rescheduling expenses, while ensuring Terra-Sano remains accountable for the project from start to finish. We have a complete fleet of heavy, agricultural and transportation equipment, as well as aerial survey services, and advanced environmental sampling and analysis equipment. Give us an opportunity to describe our processes and demonstrate how we will save you money.

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  • Logistics and Planning
  • Project Management
  • Risk and Liability Assessments
  • Regulatory Compliance Monitoring
  • Submission of Regulatory Applications
  • Client and Landowner Communications
  • Environmental Monitoring and Inspection
  • Phase 1 and Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessments
  • EC (Electrical Conductivity) System
  • EM (Electromagnetic) Surveys
  • Gas Migration and SCVF Testing
  • Geoprobe Direct Push Tracked Rigs
  • Groundwater Monitoring Well Installation
  • Groundwater Monitoring
  • Contaminated Site Management
  • Remediation Certificate Application
  • Reclamation Certificate Application
  • Detailed Site Assessments
  • Aerial Drone Surveys and Inspections
  • GPS Ground Surveys
  • Pipeline and Facility Inspections

Terra-Sano has all of the personnel and equipment required to deliver these services and more…

  • Wellhead Removal
  • Pumpjack and Equipment Removal
  • Underground Tank Removal
  • Pipeline Decommissioning and Riser Removal
  • Spill Management
  • Contaminated Soils Management
  • Remediation
  • Reclamation
  • Revegetation Expertise
  • Operating Site Maintenance
  • Access Road Maintenance
  • Agriculture Services
  • Transport and Heavy Haul Services

OUR PARTNER TERMINIS DOWNHOLE SERVICES

Terminis is a full-service downhole abandonment company providing wellsite supervision, engineering, consulting, coil tubing, cementing, wireline, and fluid hauling services. Terminis’ comprehensive service offering maintains the ability to streamline workflow, incorporate innovative cost saving strategies and create economies of scale by clustering work and avoiding one-offs.

Working together or separately, Terra-Sano and Terminis can help clients reduce their Liability Management Ratio (LMR), providing portfolio assessment, downhole and facilities abandonment, land reclamation and environmental services.

CASE STUDY: SignAlta Resources Limited

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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…

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RELATED DOCUMENTS

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.

IN THE NEWS

Clean up liabilities continue to swell in Alberta as first oilsands project is orphaned

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

Report raises concerns about potential $8 billion Alberta oil well liability

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

Alberta energy regulator turns to Supreme Court on well abandonment ruling

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

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