Maintaining hydrogeological considerations in the forefront will help ensure that clients meet or exceed regulatory obligations, potentially reduce costs and operate under a strong social licence.

Staff at OAKRIDGE are experienced in the field of hydrogeology including:

  • Exploration for groundwater using a variety of methods including study of publicly available tools such as water well records and publicly available oil and gas industry data in the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta;
  • Design, execute and report on the results of groundwater monitoring programs;
  • Hydrogeological supervision of drilling programs of varying size and complexity including shallow groundwater monitoring wells, residential water wells and large-scale wells in support of industrial applications such as an alternative water source for fracking operations;
  • Creating well designs to meet client requirements, incorporating on site geological characterization of cuttings, sieve analysis, geophysical log analysis, screen selection and assisting the client in selecting an appropriate drilling contractor;
  • Expertise in selection of technical equipment such as pressure transducers, downhole pumps and flowmeters for water well testing;
  • Field supervision of groundwater testing programs including program design, selection and usage of instrumentation such as flow meters, water parameters and submersible pumps;
  • Analysis of well test data for use in support of groundwater well licencing applications, EIA’s etc;
  • Analysis of slug test data;
  • Water chemistry evaluation.