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Bryan Whiteley W.

Reclamation Coordinator

EnCana Corporation

Direct Phone: (970) ***-****       

EnCana Corporation

500 Centre Street SE PO Box 2850

Calgary, Alberta T2P 2S5

Canada

Company Description

EnCana Corporation (EnCana) is a natural gas company. The Company operates in two operating divisions: Canadian Division, formerly the Canadian Foothills Division, which includes natural gas development and production assets located in British Columbia an ... more

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Surface Management Coordinator
EnCana Corporation

Reclamation Construction Coordinator
Gas

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Encana and the Lifespan Planning Approach (LPA)

www.oilandgasbmps.org, $reference.date [cached]

Despite this, Parachute, Colorado Encana Reclamation coordinator, Bryan Whiteley, insists that Lifespan Planning isn't time consuming, it just involves thoughtful analysis of available information every step of the way in order to maximize efficiency. Geologists decide where they'd like a surface location in an area of known mineral rights and analyze the site for the maximum amount of wells the site could potentially hold. Once the limits of the site are established, inventory and analysis of wild communities guide the Reclamation Coordinator as he designs the build. The entire lifespan, including all phases of drilling, production, and reclamation, of the location is considered prior to drilling activity.

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Encana Reclamation coordinator, Bryan Whiteley, discusses how he designs custom seed mixes to best suit the ecoregion to be reclaimed.
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Whiteley explained that before Encana had acquired the land in the pasture before us, a cattle rancher owned and grazed there. Whiteley said that before they bought the property, the land manager had given his cattle free range and did little to maintain the meadow. The cattle compacted soils, caused erosion, upset nutrient balances and native plant abundances, and introduced noxious and invasive weeds. Since then, Encana has restored the land to its pre-grazed condition. Whiteley revealed that he get's deep satisfaction from being able to leave the land in a better condition than he finds it, and assures that whenever possible, Encana makes a policy of doing so.
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When asked about seed mixes used, Whiteley revealed that the mix was of his own design based on his immense knowledge of range management and concluded by emphasizing that "in a range like this, only natives will work."
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Berming, as Whiteley explained, was key in visual and noise impact reduction as well as a crucial component of spill containment and pollution prevention.
Following our first look at a well pad, we got back into the car to head to more recently designed and constructed production sites. Upon arriving at one such site, I immediately understood what Whiteley had meant when he said "contrast is a beautiful thing. Compared to the other site, the newer well pad's elegant efficiency was almost invisible until you were walking right up to it. Whiteley explained that using a Lifespan Planning Approach to design sites was the key to Encana's reclamation success.
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Whiteley explains that a site like this one requires almost no maintenance until final reclamation due to wise planning. Using such a system has contributed to Encana's reputation and has helped to significantly reduce production costs.
We visited many well pads over the day, but all the newer sites developed with the Lifespan Planning Approach in mind had several features in common. They all had extensive earthwork that was designed specifically based on the contours and hydrologic patterns of the surrounding area, had mulch and interim seeding to minimize erosion, water loss and invasive seed colonization, and had waddles and slash berms to filter sediment. When asked about his job and the physical and metal load that was required to make such efficient and sustainable well sites, Whiteley merely said that "The great thing about my job is that all I need to do is the right thing.


Encana and the Lifespan Planning Approach (LPA)

www.oilandgasbmps.org, $reference.date [cached]

Despite this, Parachute, Colorado Encana Reclamation coordinator, Bryan Whiteley, insists that Lifespan Planning isn't time consuming, it just involves thoughtful analysis of available information every step of the way in order to maximize efficiency. Geologists decide where they'd like a surface location in an area of known mineral rights and analyze the site for the maximum amount of wells the site could potentially hold. Once the limits of the site are established, inventory and analysis of wild communities guide the Reclamation Coordinator as he designs the build. The entire lifespan, including all phases of drilling, production, and reclamation, of the location is considered prior to drilling activity.

...
Encana Reclamation coordinator, Bryan Whiteley, discusses how he designs custom seed mixes to best suit the ecoregion to be reclaimed.
...
Whiteley explained that before Encana had acquired the land in the pasture before us, a cattle rancher owned and grazed there. Whiteley said that before they bought the property, the land manager had given his cattle free range and did little to maintain the meadow. The cattle compacted soils, caused erosion, upset nutrient balances and native plant abundances, and introduced noxious and invasive weeds. Since then, Encana has restored the land to its pre-grazed condition. Whiteley revealed that he get's deep satisfaction from being able to leave the land in a better condition than he finds it, and assures that whenever possible, Encana makes a policy of doing so.
...
When asked about seed mixes used, Whiteley revealed that the mix was of his own design based on his immense knowledge of range management and concluded by emphasizing that "in a range like this, only natives will work."
...
Berming, as Whiteley explained, was key in visual and noise impact reduction as well as a crucial component of spill containment and pollution prevention.
Following our first look at a well pad, we got back into the car to head to more recently designed and constructed production sites. Upon arriving at one such site, I immediately understood what Whiteley had meant when he said "contrast is a beautiful thing. Compared to the other site, the newer well pad's elegant efficiency was almost invisible until you were walking right up to it. Whiteley explained that using a Lifespan Planning Approach to design sites was the key to Encana's reclamation success.
...
Whiteley explains that a site like this one requires almost no maintenance until final reclamation due to wise planning. Using such a system has contributed to Encana's reputation and has helped to significantly reduce production costs.
We visited many well pads over the day, but all the newer sites developed with the Lifespan Planning Approach in mind had several features in common. They all had extensive earthwork that was designed specifically based on the contours and hydrologic patterns of the surrounding area, had mulch and interim seeding to minimize erosion, water loss and invasive seed colonization, and had waddles and slash berms to filter sediment. When asked about his job and the physical and metal load that was required to make such efficient and sustainable well sites, Whiteley merely said that "The great thing about my job is that all I need to do is the right thing.


"Breaking Down the Reclamation Process of ...

www.sustainableotsego.org, $reference.date [cached]

"Breaking Down the Reclamation Process of an Oil and Gas Company: "...GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo.- Brian Whiteley, an award-winning reclamation construction coordinator for Encana Oil and Gas, loves to talk shop. His job is to make sure lands are returned to better condition than they were before drilling began. "Oil and gas is held to a higher standard than any other industry," said Whiteley..." " (Video, KREX) (Colorado)- http://www.krextv.com/news/around-the-region/Touring-the-Reclamation-Process-of-an-Oil-and-Gas-Company-159957665.html


GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. - Brian ...

www.krextv.com, $reference.date [cached]

GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. - Brian Whiteley, an award-winning reclamation construction coordinator for Encana Oil and Gas, loves to talk shop.

His job is to make sure lands are returned to better condition than before drilling began. "Oil and gas is held to a higher standard than any other industry," said Whiteley.
He says the rest of the state has to reach a 70 percent vegetation standard, whereas oil and gas must maintain at least 80 percent. "It doesn't seem like much, but it's a very high standard in a dry land environment," added Whiteley.
Each site varies, but on average, the initial drilling phases of an oil pad can use around five acres, as well as nearby roads.
In order to restore the landscape afterward, Encana reseeds the lands to the owner's specifications (whether it's federal or private). "(This) is three years of re-vegetation," said Whiteley, referring to a site in Battlement Mesa.
On federal lands, Encana must use visual and audio tactics to become nearly invisible to the passerby.
Walls created out of dirt keep equipment noise below the required decibels. "It also acts as a visual screen," added Whiteley.
All equipment on well pads situated on federal lands have to be painted a specific color based on the natural habitat of that area. In the Bureau of Land Management's Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands, that color is shadow gray.
Once the entire site is dead, all equipment is removed and the ground is filled in. Constructed boulder walls come down to re-contour the area, which is mixed with mulch and spread roughly to retain moisture. "That's a significant advantage when you're trying to restore habitat," Whiteley noted.


GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. - Brian ...

www.krextv.com, $reference.date [cached]

GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. - Brian Whiteley, an award-winning reclamation construction coordinator for Encana Oil and Gas, loves to talk shop.

His job is to make sure lands are returned to better condition than before drilling began. "Oil and gas is held to a higher standard than any other industry," said Whiteley.
He says the rest of the state has to reach a 70 percent vegetation standard, whereas oil and gas must maintain at least 80 percent. "It doesn't seem like much, but it's a very high standard in a dry land environment," added Whiteley.
Each site varies, but on average, the initial drilling phases of an oil pad can use around five acres, as well as nearby roads.
In order to restore the landscape afterward, Encana reseeds the lands to the owner's specifications (whether it's federal or private). "(This) is three years of re-vegetation," said Whiteley, referring to a site in Battlement Mesa.
On federal lands, Encana must use visual and audio tactics to become nearly invisible to the passerby.
Walls created out of dirt keep equipment noise below the required decibels. "It also acts as a visual screen," added Whiteley.
All equipment on well pads situated on federal lands have to be painted a specific color based on the natural habitat of that area. In the Bureau of Land Management's Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands, that color is shadow gray.
Once the entire site is dead, all equipment is removed and the ground is filled in. Constructed boulder walls come down to re-contour the area, which is mixed with mulch and spread roughly to retain moisture. "That's a significant advantage when you're trying to restore habitat," Whiteley noted.

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