ISO 14001 Certification in the Oil and Gas Industry
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Encana Oil and Gas (Encana) is a leading North American energy producer, with diverse resource plays producing natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids.

Encana's operations have a wide array of environmental, health and safety challenges. To manage these challenges, Encana embarked on a process for developing and implementing a formal environmental management system that was certified to the ISO 14001 Standard at one of its former Mid-continent Business Unit (MCBU), which had operations in Texas and Louisiana.

Geosyntec's Scope of Services

Geosyntec worked with Encana's Corporate EHS team to perform a gap analysis of its existing EHS system and then developed a plan for closing gaps, training employees, and integrating data management systems. Our geographic reach involved US operations in Wyoming, Colorado, Texas and Louisiana as well as coordination with Canadian operations. Geosyntec staff facilitated comprehensive environmental aspects and impacts analyses, helped the organization develop EHS objective and targets to reduce risks, helped draft and implement through training management system procedures and standard operating procedures. As noted above, Encana's MCBU decided to take its environmental management system through formal third-party certification to the ISO 14001 Standard. Geosyntec supported the MCBU throughout the process and successfully achieved ISO certification at over 1200 sites. Geosyntec's work also included integrating Encana's existing corporate programs, including Frac Focus, into the management system and performing internal audits of the systems.

Notable Accomplishments

Encana's Mid-continent Business Unit was the first upstream producer to achieve ISO 14001 certification in the United States. This certification covered over 1200 sites across three states. Geosyntec was there every step of the way and helped Encana successfully navigate the third-party certification process at its upstream operations in North Texas, East Texas and Louisiana.

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Project Summary

  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Client: Encana Oil and Gas
  • Project Practice Areas: Environmental Management
  • Type of Facility: Oil and gas
  • Services Provided: ISO 14001 Certification Support, Integrated EHS Management Systems, Internal Audits, Frac Focus Audits
  • Type of Work: Environmental compliance
  • Governing Regulation: Federal regulations