Vertex offers an integrated, full-service approach to Site Restoration to tailor our services based on our client’s project goals and requirements. Our team of Professional Environmental Consultants includes Agrologists, Engineers, Geologists, Hydrogeologists and Biologists, and more.
Vertex Site Restoration Services include:
- Environmental Site Assessments (Phase I, II, & III)
- Environmental Remediation
- Soil Remediation
- Groundwater Remediation
- Geomatics, Mapping, and GIS Services
- Material Testing
- Risk Assessment
Reclamation Certification Using Disturbance Recovery Models and Remote Sensing
Providing practical and economical solutions is one of Vertex’s commitments to our clients. Conventional reclamation assessment of oil sand exploration well/corehole programs requires field assessments of all associated well sites and access roads. These field assessments have a high cost and environmental impact and are often highly subjective. Vertex’s Research and Development, Operations and Remote Sensing teams worked collaboratively to develop a remote sensing approach combined with disturbance recovery models to overcome these limitations. The approach utilizes remote sensing data and ecological resiliency factors to rank the well sites and access roads, and only sites with reduced recovery/resiliency are field assessed. Between 2021 and 2022, Vertex used this approach for Imperial Oil and received a reclamation certificate for a 29-site oil sands exploration program.
Reclamation of Exploration Wells
An oil and gas producer with operations in the oil sands region requested closure on over 400 oil sands exploration wells. Vertex and its Indigenous partner Acden were retained to assist in the management of the reclamation and assessment program. Vertex's role was to manage and execute all assessment and reclamation work in order to obtain regulatory closure on the sites.