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Oil & Gas

HomeOil & Gas

A Leader in Gas & Oil

CESO has developed a reputation as the civil engineering leader in the oil and gas drilling industry. From the initial stages of land surveys, RUMA and permit preparation, and throughout construction, the CESO team is devoted to being involved and effectively responding to issues as they arise in the field. CESO has a proven ability to coordinate with clients and governmental agencies to effectively and ethically meet client goals, as well as the necessary external requirements.

CESO employs over 100 Ohio citizens. Founded in 1987, CESO is committed to giving back to the community.

Services Offered

Application, Preparation, Governmental Submittal, & Approval Coordination

  • RUMA Development to gain agreement based on needs of the operator, risk allocation, and governing authority processes
  • Define proposed haul roads, needs of operator, and site constraints
  • Documentation of existing road conditions by video, survey, and report
  • Jurisdictional determination and requirements
  • Coordination of Maintenance bond or other allocation of risk as agreed by the parties
  • Design, construction, and maintenance approaches which may include road improvements, DOT aprons, culvert and bridges, access lanes, and maintenance of traffic
  • Review and approval by Township, County, and DOT officials as required

Survey Services (Roadway, Pad, & Pipeline)

  • Topographic Survey
  • Highway /Bridge Survey
  • Route Survey
  • ALTA / ACSM Survey
  • Boundary Survey
  • Utility Location Survey
  • Construction Staking
  • Right-of-Way Plan Prep
  • Centerline Plat Prep
  • Easements
  • Horizontal & Vertical Well Plats
  • Floodplain Determination
  • Wetland Delineation Survey
  • Deed & Title Researching
  • Geotechnical Boring Staking
  • Structural Monitoring
  • As-Built Survey

Design Planning

  • Field visits to determine most economical Haul Routes
  • Preparation of Visual Inspection Report (estimated construction cost, pavement condition, bridge structures, culvert crossings, sight distance, turning radius, etc.)
  • Complete Investigation Work (surveys & base map prep, geotechnical analysis, bridge & culvert inspections
  • Conduct meeting with jurisdictions (County Engineer, Township Trustees, etc.) to discuss RUMA, roadway upgrades, construction schedule, etc.

Design Preperation

  • Design upgrades to support heavy hauling including FDRs and overlays
  • Intersection design upgrades
  • Turning radius improvements
  • Road widening
  • Multi-lane roadway design
  • Signing & striping plans
  • Roadway reconstruction with horizontal & vertical Improvements
  • Maintenance of traffic / construction phasing plans

Well Pad Planning & Design

  • Site Selection
  • GIS & LIDAR Feasibility Planning
  • 3D Pad Design Modeling
  • Erosion & Sediment Control Plans
  • Topographical Surveys
  • Permitting (Well / Access Drives)
  • Construction Surveys (Staking, As-Built & As-Drilled)
  • Environmental Compliance & Geotechnical Coordination
  • Bidding Documents / Quantities

Water Impoundment Planning & Design

  • Impoundment Design & Permitting-Freshwater & Central
  • Surface & Groundwater Source Feasibility Studies, Design & Permitting
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Water Metering Plans
  • Water Management Plans

Pipeline Planning & Design

  • Route Development Mapping
  • Initial Site Constraints Analysis using GIS Mapping
  • Initial Field Walk Reconnaissance & Field Constraints Analysis
  • Evaluation of Corridors for ease of permitting
  • Topographical Survey of Pipeline Route
  • Horizontal Directional Drill Analysis
  • Final Pipeline – Right-of-Way/Alignment Plans
  • Evaluation of Temporary & Permanent Access Road Locations
  • Local & State Permits for Proposed Drive Access Points
  • Local & State Permits for Proposed Roadway Crossings
  • Coordination for crossings of other private utilities
  • Route Construction Staking
  • Pipeline As-Built Surveys

Construction Managment

  • Pre-Construction Services (Bid Package, Tabulation & Recommendation)
  • Project Scheduling
  • Cost Accountability
  • Safety Program Oversight
  • Erosion Control Oversight
  • Maintenance of Traffic Implementation