Site Assessment, Remediation and Reclamation

Environmental risks as a result of business operations are important to our clients and to society. The Site Assessment, Remediation, and Reclamation practice at Matrix focuses on assisting our clients to manage their liabilities and obligations using both tried-and-true and innovative approaches. Our diverse project teams, consisting of agrologists, biologists, chemists, engineers, geoscientists, technologists, and others, work together to address challenges in the soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, and air. Every site, setting, and project is different and presents its own set of parameters and challenges – it is never boring!

Matrix’s integrated teams, apply their expertise for projects in a variety of sectors across Canada, including oil and gas, pipelines and midstream, mining, utilities, commercial, and industrial sites. Partnering with regulators and other stakeholders, we strive to address our clients’ challenges by offering a multitude of services; from Phase I and II environmental site assessments and emergency spill response to groundwater investigations and in situ and ex situ remediation. Matrix is a trusted consultant for site decommissioning and surface reclamation services, site-specific risk assessments, and due diligence liability assessments.

Site Assessment, Remediation and Reclamation Services

Environmental Site Assessments

Spill Response


Site Reclamation Services

Liability Assessment & Management

Risk Assessment & Management

Related Projects

Well Site Abandonment, Remediation and Reclamation Portfolio

Well Site Abandonment, Remediation and Reclamation Portfolio

An oil and gas producer with operations in southeast Saskatchewan and southwest Manitoba has been progressing a large-scale abandonment program of approximately 50 to 100 well sites annually. Matrix was retained to assist with the management of the abandonment and reclamation program. The goal is to reduce the producer’s environmental liability, return land to equivalent productivity, and achieve regulatory closure for the sites.

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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.

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AltaLink Substation Reclamation

AltaLink Substation Reclamation

AltaLink needed to reclaim their decommissioned Judy Creek Substation located in northern Alberta and apply for a reclamation certificate. A typical substation reclamation project involves determining whether there is soil contamination present due to transformer oil or other contaminates that may have leaked or spilled over the course of operations. Matrix conducted a Phase I environmental site assessment (ESA) and identified some areas of soil contamination that had to be removed in order to meet the natural conditions of the adjacent landscape.

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