Oil and Gas

Oil & Gas Industry Permitting

The oil and gas industry drives every other industry in our economy. It is dynamic, unpredictable, and demands responsiveness and efficiency in the development and execution of environmental compliance programs to ensure compliance supports production. When compliance is done well, oil and gas exploration and development occur on schedule and without unnecessary limitations. This is only achieved through a direct, knowledgeable approach to environmental compliance, coupled with a thorough understanding of the industry, the resource, and the current regulatory climate.

Good planning is often the most critical element of a compliance program for oil and gas projects. Open coordination with agencies and landowners and in-depth regional knowledge allow early identification and mitigation of regulated impacts and regional concerns. Steigers Corporation understands how critical timing and flexibility are to oil and gas development. Our extensive experience will keep your project on schedule and on track.

Oil and Gas Services

  • Fatal Flaw Analyses
  • Environmental Baseline Studies
  • Exploration & Access Permitting
  • Well Field Development Permitting
  • Waste Disposal Permitting
  • Site Reclamation & Monitoring
  • Multi-Agency Coordination
  • Aggressive Public Outreach Plans
  • Regulatory Compliance Management
  • Sreamlined Regulatory Resolutions
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance

Forward Thinking

Managing a successful environmental program for an oil or gas development project necessitates forward thinking environmental planning. Without the ability to effectively plan for environmental compliance complications, you run the risk of facing significant delays, unanticipated restrictions, or a failed project. Early identification of applicable regulatory requirements, unique environmental conditions, regional opinions, and the ability to predict future trends is the only way to ensure that significant up-front investments realize short- and long-term returns. Planning for the future requires a broad understanding of the environmental drivers influencing the oil and gas industry. Steigers retains the technical and regulatory experience that is mandatory for successful environmental planning.


Oil and gas exploration comes with a unique combination of considerations and challenges. Site access, sensitive species and habitats, public land, and public perception may influence the development potential of a project area. Mistakes made in environmental compliance at this stage will undoubtedly compound issues and difficulties encountered in the future. However, excessive study and data collection may prove to be wasted effort in the event exploration is not successful. A balanced plan and the ability to interpret what is truly significant are mandatory.

Well Field Development

Comprehensive planning and sequential execution of compliance efforts will ensure well development and construction go smoothly over time. Land development, water quality, and air quality permitting may apply to project development, and regional considerations will dictate the significance and complexity of each. Steigers technical knowledge and depth of experience allows us to develop a land/water/air compliance program that eliminates unnecessary effort, allows for expedited approval development providing an efficient and effective compliance solution to bring each new project site into production.

Reclamation and Monitoring

Reclamation planning begins before site development even starts. If reclamation requirements are streamlined before and during the development phase, then costs and complications during reclamation will be significantly reduced and success will be substantively enhanced. When the reclamation effort has been planned for success, then monitoring efforts are straightforward. Even with the best planning, unanticipated issues can arise. Having the experience to identify the problem and quickly develop a solution that maintains the goals of the project is the only way to keep site reclamation costs down and closeout on schedule.


  • Siting Studies
  • Baseline Data Collection
  • Drilling & Sampling Approvals
  • Public Lands Permitting
  • Development Planning
  • Map Interpretation
  • Agency Consultation
  • Public Involvement


  • Construction Permitting
  • Stormwater Management
  • Access Permitting
  • Special Use Permitting
  • Solid & Liquid Waste Management
  • NEPA Compliance
  • On-Site Monitoring


  • Impact Evaluations
  • Revegetation Strategies & Design
  • Site Inspections & Monitoring
  • Compliance Reporting
  • Site Closeout
  • Adaptive Management