- Mohawk Oil & Gas Development Environmental Assessment
Burns & McDonnell prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Casper Field Office (CFO), to evaluate Andarko Petroleum Corp.'s (APC's) proposed oil and gas development project in Converse County, Wyoming.
The proposed Mohawk Oil & Gas Development project includes the exploration and development of oil and gas resources on lands with primary private surface ownership and federal subsurface minerals managed by the BLM. The EA includes an evaulation of two alternatives, the No Action Alternative and the Proposed Action.
The Proposed Action includes construction of as many as 32 horizontal wells on seven well pads — one existing and six proposed. The Proposed Action also includes the development of associated access roads, pipelines and other features.
Burns & McDonnell is responsible for managing the EA process, including:
- Coordination with the CFO and APC to define the alternatives to be evaluated in the EA
- Developing and maintaining a project schedule that coincides with both APC and CFO timelines
- Collecting and analyzing GIS data
- Evaluating the existing environmental resources in the project area, including air, cultural, soils, vegetation, water, wildlife and sensitive species
- Assessing the impacts of the proposed action on those environmental resources
- Incorporating technical reports, such as wildlife and cultural, conducted by other consultants into the EA document
- Analyzing the cumulative impacts of the proposed project, past and present actions, and reasonably foreseeable future actions
- Developing mitigation measures that will minimize the effects of the proposed project on the natural and human environment
- National Environmental Policy Act compliance
- Environmental resource impact assessment
- GIS analysis
- Cumulative impact analysis