The Montrose team offers a variety of services for Oil & Gas, ranging from regulatory compliance, permitting and consulting to wastewater consulting, and emissions testing services.  With locations conveniently located throughout the U.S. and Canada, we offer integrated services for the unique requirements of the Oil & Gas industry, including upstream, midstream and downstream markets.

Testing services include source testing, laboratory analysis, LDAR, and ambient air monitoring. Our source testing and LDAR teams have extensive experience in testing to demonstrate compliance with federal, state and local regulations.   We’ve developed innovative methods for on-site analysis of VOCs and routinely leverage our internal laboratories for complex projects requiring low-detection limits or involving complex matrices.  Our LDAR teams offer an array of services from consulting and FEMP plan development, to testing, inspections, maintenance, and data management, among others. Our cutting-edge ambient air testing team provides solutions to issues including routine particulate and criteria pollutants, Method 325B fenceline monitoring, complex volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds, and setting up and operating meteorological stations.  We routinely apply the latest technologies including open path testing using FTIR, TDL UVDOAS, and on-site mobile mass spectrometry for ultra-low measurement of organic compounds. We’ve successfully completed thousands of tests at Oil & Gas sites in the U.S. and Canada since 2005.

The environmental permitting and regulatory compliance team at Montrose helps our Oil & Gas clients achieve and maintain regulatory compliance with federal, state and local regulations throughout the U.S.  Our team members have decades of experience — so we can take on the toughest challenges and deliver successful outcomes without hesitation.

In addition to the skilled teams listed above, our soil and groundwater remediation, planning and ecosystem consulting, and water treatment teams routinely solve the most complex problems related to designing, building, and operating plants in these markets.

For more specific services related to our offerings, please see below.

Oil & Gas Industry Services

  • Testing
    • Source Testing for Criteria Pollutants and Hazardous Air Pollutants
    • Speciated, Real-time Organics Testing by EPA Methods 18 (Gas chromatography) and 320 (FTIR), including Total Reduced Sulfur (TRS) Compounds
    • Continuous Emissions Monitoring (CEMS) Testing, including Relative Accuracy Test Audits (RATA), Calibration Gas Audits (CGA), Quarterly Relative Accuracy Audits (RAA), and Linearity Checks – 40 CFR Part 60 and Part 75
    • Installation and Operation of Temporary Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS), including FTIR
    • Control Equipment Engineering and Performance Guarantee Testing, including SCR Tuning and Optimization
    • Particulate Matter Efficiency Testing on Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Unit Third Stage Separator (TSS) and Fourth Stage Separator (FSS) Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM) Abatement Systems
    • Fenceline Monitoring – EPA Method 325B
    • Real-time ambient Monitoring using PTR-TOF-MS
    • Ambient Low-level Sulfur Compound Analysis using ASTM-D5504
    • Ambient Air Sampling Studies of Production Sites for VOC, PM, Metals (HiVol) and Odors
  • Lab Services
    • Analysis of FCC Samples for Hydrogen Cyanide using CTM-033
    • Flare Heating Value Determination using EPA Method 18 and EPA ALT-100
    • Analysis for Hydrocarbons using EPA and ASTM Methodologies
    • Highly Reactive Volatile Organic Compound (HRVOC) Analysis using EPA Methods 18 and TO-14A
    • Speciated Volatile Organic Hazardous Air Pollutant (VOHAP) Analysis using EPA Method 18
    • Ambient Monitoring – EPA Method TO-15
    • EPA 8260B – Volatile Organic Compounds, including Oxygenates and Ethanol
    • EPA 8015B – TPH – GRO, DRO, ORO
    • SM 2540D – Total Suspended Solids
    • SM 4500-S-D – Total and Dissolved Sulfide
    • EPA 1010 – Ignitability
  • Leak Detection and Measurement using EPA Method 21
  • Leak Detection and Measurement using Optical Gas Imaging
  • Greenhouse Gas Surveys (Leak Detection using OGI, and Emissions Measurement using a Variety of Quantification Technologies)
  • DOT Pipeline Surveys
  • Tank Inspections, Tank Seal Inspections, and Tank Maintenance
  • Consulting and Support Services, including Inspection and Maintenance Plans, Custom Regulatory Training, Third Party Audits, Emissions Inventory, Fugitive Mass Emissions Calculations, and Fugitive Emissions Management Program (FEMP) Development
  • Data Management & Reporting Software, including Centralized Online Database, Custom Field Data Entry Software, and Customized Reporting
  • Produced Water Treatment Alternative Analysis and Feasibility Studies
  • Refinery Wastewater Treatment Technology Feasibility Studies
  • Preliminary Design Report and Associated Cost Estimates
  • Detailed Design Services for Produced Water and Refinery Wastewater
  • Water and Wastewater Turnkey Projects, including Equipment Procurement
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment System Installation and Engineering Services During Construction
  • Water and Wastewater System Startup and Commissioning
  • Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessments
  • Vapor Intrusion Investigations and Mitigation
  • PFAS & Emerging Contaminants Assessments
  • Hydrogeologic Assessments
  • Spill Investigations
  • Soil Stabilization, Excavation & Removal, and Ex-Situ Remediation
  • Streambank Stabilization
  • AST/UST Management & Closure
  • Contaminated/Clean Soil Management Plans
  • In-Situ Groundwater Restoration
  • Facility Expansion Civil Engineering
  • Sinkhole Investigation and Mitigation
  • Secondary Containment System Design
  • Stormwater Infrastructure Design/Upgrades
  • Stream Crossing Design & Permitting
  • Impoundment Design, Upgrades and Closure
  • Landfill Design, Upgrades and Closure
  • Sediment Remediation
  • Erosion & Sediment Control Plans
  • Decontamination/Demolition Plans
  • Air Permitting – New Construction, Modifications, and Renewals, PSD, Title V, Synthetic Minor
  • Agency Negotiations, Addressing Public Comments and Petitions
  • Permitting Evaluations – Assessing Requirements for Potential Projects, including Complex Air Dispersion Modeling, to Identify the Optimal Permitting Approach
  • Air Recordkeeping and Reporting – Preparing Quarterly, Semiannual, and Annual Compliance Reports
  • GHG Mandatory Reporting – Preparing and Submitting Annual GHG Reports
  • EPCRA 313 Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting
  • EPCRA 312 Tier II Hazardous Material Storage Reporting
  • NPDES Storm Water Industrial Permitting and Reporting
  • NPDES Wastewater Discharge Permitting and Reporting
  • SPCC and FRP Plans
  • RCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Compliance Programs
  • Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
  • Auditing
  • Archeological Studies and Monitoring
  • Consultation with Tribal Governments (Native Americans/Indian Tribes)
  • NEPA Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements
  • Biological Studies and Monitoring
  • Environmental Constraints Analysis
  • Net Environmental Benefit Analysis (NEBA) for Offshore Decommissioning, Site Remediation, NEPA, and Mitigation/Restoration Planning
  • Ecological and Human Health Risk Assessment
  • Oil Spill Response and Planning
  • Natural Resource Damage Assessments (NRDA)
  • Land Eco Asset Valuation
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans