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Natural Gas Development

Natural resources studies, engineering design, and permitting for midstream Marcellus and Utica Shale gas development.
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Confidential Client

Butler, Armstrong, and Indiana counties, Pennsylvania; Belmont and Monroe counties, Ohio; and Tyler and Wetzel counties, West Virginia

Our Role
Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Permitting, Protected Species Surveys, Archaeological Testing and Surveys, Erosion and Sediment Control Plans, Stormwater Analyses, Hydraulic Computations, Protected Bat Habitat Assessments.

Construction Cost
More than $2 billion
In Progress
5 years
  • Identifying available water resources and designing water supply systems
  • Performing natural resources surveys and permitting services
  • Designing engineering solutions for natural gas infrastructure
  • Integrating rig and completion schedules with water and gas pipeline development
  • Meeting whole-project schedule by managing all aspects of project development.

A global leader in the development of natural gas extraction is building natural gas pipelines throughout the Utica and Marcellus Shale play. Our team of engineers, scientists, and planners helped bring solutions to meet local, state, and federal requirements, allowing this client to build its infrastructure system quickly.

What We Did

Gannett Fleming is assisting with planning, engineering, and environmental permitting of infrastructure needed for natural gas development. We performed site surveys to delineate wetlands, search for protected species, and evaluate archaeological resources. We performed civil and site engineering services to develop the well pad area and an access road for the site. We helped coordinate upstream and midstream schedules to deliver new gas sources to market. Our experience with local, state, and federal regulators helped our team to reach goals and meet schedules.

Key Features

  • Met project goals for construction schedule and cost to client
  • Identified critical path items for each project to avoid schedule difficulty
  • Developed options for client to select best path forward
  • Provided support to client when resource agencies requested input.

Sustainability Features & Outcomes

  • Horizontal directional drilling was used to build pipelines under roads and streams, minimizing earth disturbances and environmental impacts
  • Identified ways to manage potential impacts to protected plant and animal species.

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