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Baseline Water provides a wide range of services in areas of baseline hydrogeological assessment, water supply licensing, water well testing, groundwater monitoring and gas migration assessment. Our employees’ experience in geology, hydrogeology and geochemistry provides a diverse knowledge base to meet the needs of your water‐related projects.
Assessment of regional baseline hydrogeological conditions provides information needed to assist in the management and protection of surface and groundwater resources. The initial assessment is a reference point for measuring potential changes resulting from development within the study area.
Characterization of regional aquifers and surface/groundwater resources is derived from the study of existing geological and hydrogeological information as well as from on‐site well installation, monitoring and water quality testing.
A typical assessment includes the following:
Groundwater and Aquifer Characterization
Surface Water Characterization
Water Usage and Future Development
Water supply evaluations are conducted for the following sectors:
Water Supply Evaluation & Licensing
The development of suitable water supplies for oil and gas, industrial, and municipal sectors is an important component of Baseline Water's services. Hydrogeological services include the identification, evaluation, design, implementation and management of groundwater or surface water supplies. In keeping with best practices, water sources include freshwater, saline groundwater (deep aquifer) and tertiary (re‐used/recycled) water.
Temporary Diversion Licence (TDL)
Users seeking to divert non‐saline water must obtain either a Term Licence or a Temporary Diversion Licence (TDL). Depending on the water source, intended use and required volume, a detailed report completed by a registered professional is required to accompany the application. Baseline Water's experience and established relationships with service companies and regulators can aid the timeline and approval of licence applications.
Deep Aquifer Supply and Disposal
Saline groundwater is generally characterized with a total dissolved solid (TDS) concentration greater than 4,000 mg/L. The use of drill stem test (DST) data, injectivity testing and logging information can assist in deep aquifer supply and disposal. Proper well development, chemical treatment and geophysical logging can improve the success of a deep aquifer supply or disposal project.
Baseline Water provides the full range of services required by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) and the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) with respect to water well testing by utilizing in‐house staff for:
We place a priority on ensuring our discussions and relations with stakeholders are positive and acknowledge individuals unique concerns and requests while conducting our work. This focus minimizes feedback to our clients and enhances stakeholder relations throughout the drilling, completion and production phases of a project.
Baseline Water ensures that the most stringent company and client protocols are followed. Baseline Water has established Safe Operating Procedures (SOP) for Water Well Testing and Investigations, Confined Space Entry and Atmospheric Testing for Exposure to Hazardous Environments as outlined in our "Company Policy and Procedures Manual: Safe Work and Environmental Operations".
Baseline Water has expertise in groundwater and surface water monitoring programs ranging from oil and gas to commercial/industrial sites. We provide planning, installation and ongoing management of groundwater monitoring networks throughout Western Canada.
Our Services Includes:
Hydrogeochemical Analysis & Interpretation
Baseline Water provides expertise in identifying sources and processes influencing water chemistry by combining physical, chemical, stable isotope and hydrometric data. Aqueous geochemical mixing models are used to predict potential chemical reactions.
Baseline Water has established Safe Operating Procedures (SOP) for Borehole Drilling and Monitoring Well Installation, Groundwater Monitoring and Sampling and Surface Water Monitoring and Sampling as outlined in our "Company Policy and Procedure Manual: Safe Work and Environmental Operations“.
Baseline Water provides a full range of environmental services including assessment, monitoring, approvals and site remediation.
Field programs typically involve:
Soil and Groundwater Remediation
Baseline Water offers technical guidance in soil and groundwater remediation involving a variety of technologies including:
Baseline Water has established Safe Operating Procedures (SOP) for all environmental assessment activities as maintained in our "Company Policy and Procedure Manual: Safe Work and Environmental Operations".
A Gas Migration Assessment quantifies organic vapours in the subsurface. In Alberta, Gas Migration Assessments are mandatory for well abandonment under Alberta Energy Regulator Directive 020: Well Abandonment. Gas Migration Assessments are conducted by installing Soil Vapour Wells (SVW) to collect migrating gas. Bubble tests are conducted to assess the Surface Casing Vent.
Typical field programs include:
Baseline has established Safe Operating Procedures (SOP) for Gas Migration Assessments and Ground Disturbance activities as outlined in our "Company Policy and Procedure Manual: Safe Work and Environmental Operations".
Baseline Water provides Water Management Plans for industry through a comprehensive review of local and regional water resources. We provide water use surveys and inventory services allowing our clients to address water conservation initiatives. The data is used to identify regulatory and licensing priorities and allow for streamlined reporting on water use.
Water Use Surveys:
Corporate Water Strategy:
Water Source Toolbox™
The Water Source Toolbox developed by Baseline Water provides a practical and innovative framework for the assessment and selection of water resources. The Water Source Toolbox integrates economic, social and environmental considerations and is comprised of three valuable water sourcing tools: