Intertek has a specialised department for land surveying applications such as pipeline infrastructure/routing and supporting onshore drilling efforts. We offer a full range of professional surveying and mapping services to support the energy industry.

We serve clients in a professional manner that exceeds their expectations and we offer the advantage of working with a single firm that integrates onshore surveying dimensional control and laser scanning services to achieve the best results.  Our surveyors have the experience necessary to address your unique surveying and mapping needs as well as the expertise to deliver solutions that ultimately save time and money.

Our staff which includes personnel holding Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS) certifications in multiple states will ensure that diligent, high-quality surveying work is performed, and any potential surveying conflicts or discrepancies are addressed.

Intertek energy survey teams can stake the drilling locations for new oil and gas wells, lay out the access roads and well pads, and provide mapping services for the well sites. We can research survey records, create proposed and as-drilled plats, establish boundary and unit lines, and write easements and legal descriptions.

Pipeline surveys can be provided to support development of the pipeline infrastructure from the well and treatment facilities to existing trunklines. Reconnaissance and surveying as well as mapping of the right-of-ways are needed for the pipeline routes selection and construction, while addressing environmental concerns and surface property rights.

Energy survey experts at Intertek solve complex issues with state of the art Total Quality Assurance solutions using the latest instruments and software including Trimble R8 GNSS Receivers, Leica Total Stations and Z+F  High-Definition Laser Scanners. The surveying and mapping services we provide include:

  • Well locations
  • Unit surveys
  • Proposed & as-drilled plats
  • Easement & right-of-way surveys
  • Pipeline surveys
  • As-built surveys
  • Topographic surveys
  • Boundary surveys
  • Control surveys
  • Construction staking
  • Plats & exhibits
  • Legal descriptions

Intertek field crews are experienced in the collection and interpretation of data. From well locations to pipeline projects, our team can provide the solution to meet clients' surveying and mapping needs.

Energy Surveying Services

Boundary Survey - Survey completed for the purpose of establishing or re-establishing property corners and boundary lines of a parcel of land.

Well Location Survey - Survey used for the development of new well locations or the mapping of existing well locations. Survey marks the location of a well site in relation to the unit lines or survey lines.

Unit Survey
- Survey showing the unit boundaries and the individual tracts included in the unit, and total unit acreage.

Pipeline Survey - Preliminary, construction, and as-built pipeline survey services including topographic surveys for proposed pipeline routes, staking of pipeline routes, and as-built surveys as pipe is being laid in the ground.

Right of Way Survey - Survey performed for the purpose of laying out an acceptable route for an easement or right-of-way for a road, pipeline, utility or transmission line. This survey would include the establishment of all boundary lines and road crossings along the route.

Topographic Survey - Graphic representation of physical features of the land depicting natural and man-made features, such as fences, buildings, utilities, hills, valleys, streams, lakes and roads.

Construction Survey - Construction staking to establish the correct location of proposed structures shown on engineering design plans for constructing roads, pipelines, buildings and other improvements.

ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey - Survey for the purpose of supplying a title company and lender with the information necessary for issuing American Land Title Association or Extended Coverage Title Insurance.

Control Survey - Survey that establishes precise horizontal and vertical positions of reference points that are basis for originating or checking subordinate surveys for projects such as boundary determination, topographic mapping, route and construction planning, design and layout.

Subdivision Survey - Subdivision of a tract of land into smaller parcels, showing monumentation and survey data on the map, in conformance with local zoning and subdivision regulations.


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