Environmental Compliance Monitoring
Pre- and Post-Disturbance Water Well Testing and Assessment

Pre- and Post-Disturbance Water Well Testing and Assessment

To meet conditions of the National Energy Board approval for a pipeline expansion project, water wells within a 200 m proximity of blasting locations where required to be assessed before and after blasting activities. The purpose of the program was to complete testing and assessment of the water wells to establish baseline water quantity and quality information and to enable subsequent confirmation that the blasting activities associated with the project did not impact the wells

Oil Sands Exploration Site Closure Experience

Oil Sands Exploration Site Closure Experience

Since 2010 Matrix has been supporting oil sands exploration (OSE) programs with site closure expertise for in-situ sites in Northeast Alberta. We provide practical and cost effective services that support site closure, beginning after OSE program drilling through to reclamation certificates. These include aerial site assessments, ground site assessments, reclamation recommendations, annual reporting, and reclamation certificate applications.

Spill Response and Remediation Program Management

Spill Response and Remediation Program Management

Murphy Oil Corporation discovered a condensate release from one of its pipelines at three separate surface locations in April 2015. Our client needed to delineate and contain the spill. Monitoring of wildlife, surface water, groundwater, and atmosphere quality was required to assess for impacts from the release. Once containment was put in place, Murphy needed to remediate and manage risks associated with the spill.

Elemental Energy Brooks Solar Project

Elemental Energy Brooks Solar Project

Elemental Energy developed a 15 MWac solar facility in Brooks, Alberta – the first utility-scale solar project in western Canada. During a pre-construction site visit, Elemental Energy personnel noticed what appeared to be a hawk nest near the edge of their solar energy development property. Hawk species and active hawk nests are protected and regulated by the Alberta Wildlife Act and, depending on the species, by the Federal Species at Risk Act.

City of Calgary 12 St. S.E. Bridge Replacement

City of Calgary 12 St. S.E. Bridge Replacement

The City of Calgary recently embarked on a project to replace the 109-year-old 12 Street S.E. Bridge over the Bow River, the main access point between the Calgary Zoo and locations to the south. The bridge was in poor condition and deteriorating beyond a safe, useable condition.

Recent Posts

Mine Water and Selenium Management Plan

CROWSNEST PASS REGION, ALBERTAPROJECT SUMMARY  Matrix was engaged to design a water and selenium management program as part of a Feasibility Study and to complete baseline environmental monitoring and assessments to support the groundwater and surface water components...

Environmental services for Keyera KAPS project

CENTRAL ALBERTAPROJECT DESCRIPTION Source Keyera.com: “KAPS, a natural gas liquids (NGL) and condensate system, is a highly desired industry pipeline solution designed to integrate services, generate more volumes and expand commercial opportunities. All of which can...

We routinely lead characterization of stream morphology to:

  • Assess fluvial erosion hazards
  • Develop alternatives for erosion control in environmental assessments
  • Develop management strategies as part of land use planning (subwatershed, secondary, tertiary plans and site plans)
  • Assist in culvert/bridge design
  • Define erosion thresholds to inform stormwater management

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