Oil & Gas

SAM, Inc. provides complete pipeline, well field surveying, exploration and production, aerial mapping, and data management services to the oil and gas industry.

Capacity, Experience & Safety

Successful oil and gas production depends on an understanding of geospatial landscapes. We've built our reputation on providing just that. With over 600 employees, including more than 90 licensed professionals, and 120+ survey crews, our oil and gas surveying teams are staffed and equipped for projects of any size and complexity, including for both Pipelines and Exploration & Production (E&P) projects.

drill rigSAM, Inc. offers a complete set of geospatial services to support E&P. With extensive experience on projects for numerous clients across North America, we can support the entire development cycle. We utilize the latest technology and software to maximize field productivity and produce the highest quality deliverables to meet E&P project requirements, including for GIS data management and survey plat exhibits. Additionally, the large scale and range of our operations allows us to mobilize and deploy surveying assets in a timely manner for even the largest projects.

Op-Qual Certified for AOC, H2S / OSHA 10, and DOT Compliant, we have extensive corridor mapping experience delivered in client-specified formats such as BlueSky AlignDB, AutoCAD, MicroStation, and ArcGIS. Our aerial mapping group is staffed with experienced photogrammetrists and technicians, operating the latest digital photogrammetric workstations. SAM, Inc. also provides comprehensive LiDAR acquisition and data processing services, which include aerial data acquisition from both fixed wing aircraft and helicopter as well as land based acquisition from fixed and mobile platforms. SAM, Inc. can also work with your in-house database management systems, such as PODS or APDM, to format legacy job book data into a digital solution.

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Our complete pipeline services include:

Pipeline & Well Field Surveying

  • Deed Research
  • Primary & Secondary Control
  • Aerial Photo Control
  • Parcel Mapping
  • Boundary Surveys
  • Well Location Staking & Unit Surveying
  • Design Surveys
  • Metes and Bounds Descriptions
  • Right-of-Way Easements
  • Permit Exhibits
  • Plan & Profile/Alignment Sheets
  • Preliminary Centerline/ Alignment Staking
  • Construction Staking
  • As-built Surveys
  • Nearbuilt Data Access
  • Plant & Facility Site Surveys

 

Exploration & Production

  • Drill Points and Pad Locations
  • Mapping for Land Agent Reviews
  • Pre-staking Planning
  • "Soft" Staking for Preliminary Review
  • Final Construction Staking
  • Access Routes
  • Gathering Alignments
  • Land Use or Damage Plats
  • Boundary Surveys for Unit Designations
  • As-drilled Plats for Complete Project Closings

Aerial Mapping and Ortho Imagery

  • High Altitude Route Selection Imagery
  • Low Altitude Engineering Design Imagery
  • HCA Study Support Imagery
  • FERC Application Support Exhibits
  • Orthorectified Imagery for GIS Base Maps
  • Planimetric Feature Identification & Mapping
  • Contour Maps
  • Plan & Profile Sheets
  • Digital Terrain Modeling
  • Preliminary & Georectified Parcel Mapping

 

Centerline Data Services

  • Desktop routing
  • Feasibility mapping
  • Legacy data integration
  • Procurement/Asset tracking and mapping
  • Bulk data formatting
  • Workflow documentation and standards

 

Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE)

  • Record Research/Data Collection
  • Visible Surface Feature Survey
  • Utilities Locator Services & Utility Marking
  • Non-Destructive Vacuum Excavation
  • CAD Plan Preparation
  • Conflict Identification
  • Utility Relocation Plan

 

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