Oil & Gas

Chester Engineers has been a leader in providing high quality engineering solutions to the oil and gas industry for over 100 years. We are a leading provider of design, construction and production services across the upstream, midstream, and downstream supply chain, and we have established long-term relationships with some of the world’s largest oil and gas companies. Our experienced and professional multi-disciplinary staff of engineers, scientists, technical specialists and support personnel offers a wide range of engineering solutions.

We are a single-source provider, serving clients in major active North American oil and gas basins, and our expertise encompasses both conventional applications and emerging unconventional plays like shales and oil sands. Our one-stop approach for project delivery spans the early planning and permitting stages through to project commissioning and operational support.

The Chester team is ready to help clients successfully complete the following types of oil & gas projects:
  • Conventional & Unconventional Oil & Gas Production
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
  • Gathering & Transportation Pipelines
  • Well Development
  • Oil & Gas Storage
  • Water Storage & Transmission
  • Water Sourcing, Treatment & Disposal
  • Regulatory Compliance & Permitting

Specialty Services

Water and Wastewater Services
Water is a driving force in the extraction of natural gas from shale. Chester Engineers is serious about protecting this valuable resource, (read more) and we assist our clients by identifying and developing reliable source opportunities. Our team has extensive experience in: water source identification and permitting; withdrawal impact studies; water quality studies; water and wastewater system design; conveyance, treatment and disposal of frac; produced and acid mine drainage (AMD) waters; water and wastewater design/build projects; and program and construction management.

Pipeline and Compressor Station Services
Chester Engineers' turnkey services to pipeline clients in the oil and gas industry allow our staff of engineers and scientists to ensure seamless project execution. (read more) Our in-house capabilities include: process engineering, civil engineering, structural engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, 3D and 2D CADD, GIS mapping, surveying, municipal coordination, public outreach, and program and construction management.

Civil Site and Transportation Services
Chester provides a wide array of services to exploration and production companies (read more), local, county and state governments, and numerous other agencies in the oil and gas industry, including: civil engineering (drill pads, impoundments, water/wastewater systems, and site development); roadway management plans; roadway design and construction oversight; roadway permitting; pavement life cycle analysis; and marine and rail facility design.

Environmental Planning and Permitting
Our environmental scientists help to navigate the permitting process and successfully obtain permits for environmental compliance (read more) related to well drilling, water sourcing for hydraulic fracturing, treatment and disposal of flowback and produced water, and air quality related to compressor stations.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
We view GIS as a platform to provide complex, integrated solutions for our clients (read more). Our GIS team is committed to satisfying your most challenging requirements, specializing in consulting, data acquisition and development, database development, asset management, systems integration, and mapping.

Regulatory Compliance
Chester Engineers has extensive experience working with county, state and federal regulators in the Marcellus and Utica Shale states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, and the Chester team is trained to understand and address regulatory and legal issues related to well site and pipeline projects (read more). We will confidently evaluate the complex regulations which affect the development of the oil and gas industry, and can purposefully negotiate with regulatory agencies in the major shale plays across the United States to ensure timely, cost-effective project delivery.

The Chester Engineers safety team routinely provides our clients with process hazard analysis, safety audits, risk assessments (read more), safety training, health and safety programs, industrial hygiene monitoring, and existing safety program evaluations. We are committed to maintaining a "Safety Always" culture in our everyday operations and we bring this culture to every project we undertake.