Reducing our land and surface disturbance
Minimizing surface impact is a top priority for Tourmaline. Our use of multi-well pads has reduced surface disturbance dramatically by consolidating wells on a single pad. Rather than constructing new facilities, we look for opportunities to expand existing facilities, reducing the surface impact of additional processing capacity. When new plants are required, they are designed in a compact but expandable manner, thereby providing the ability to increase capacity with minimal impacts on the land. In addition, The Company optimizes its selection of pipeline right-of-ways to minimize surface impact.
Preventing Hydrocarbon Release
Preventing the release of hydrocarbon substances is paramount to Tourmaline’s objectives of minimizing our footprint and impact on the environment, and maintaining the highest standards of safety and environmental stewardship. Our facility integrity program addresses procedures, equipment, technology and site design that reduces the risk of releases. Recent investments in state-of-the-art facilities increase reliability and integrity, while reducing the risk of releases.