Energy & Infrastructure

The Energy industry in Alberta is going through a massive shift in what we do and how we do it, and Third Rock is ready to meet the challenge. We accurately predicted how Regulatory Compliance, Environmental Impact, and Stakeholder Consultation would become of equal importance for energy development. We built systems and workflows to bring all these requirements into focus and provide a compiled overlay of the landscape, for each project on the map. This proven approach has cut the duration of massive projects in half. Interested in hearing more? Give us a call!

Geomatics Services

The way we develop resources in Alberta varies greatly, from enhanced energy recovery to greenfield renewable projects. A unique set of skills and knowledge is required. At Third Rock, we understand the existing infrastructure from decades of working with the province’s energy providers.

  • Site/Route Evaluations and Selection
  • Topographic and cadastral surveys
  • Right of Way design, construction, and maintenance surveys
  • Well Site and Oil Sands Surveys
  • 3D Scanning, As-built, remote sensing

THIRD ROCK EXPERIENCE

Our team of Geomatics Professionals is dedicated to personal, authentic, and high-quality customer experiences.

Renewable Energy

Our most current experience with a solar energy project included site evaluation and selection in Western Canada, topographic and legal surveys, wetland determination, high-resolution georeferenced aerial photography, mosaic mapping, and plan registration. We proudly attended regulatory meetings with our preliminary design in hand, on behalf of our client, where we received accolades from the municipality. Please feel welcome to contact us and allow us to share this advantage with you.

Resource Development

  • Spatial Data Compilation & Management
  • Topographic Surveying and Mapping
  • Wellsite & Pipeline Surveys
  • Disposition Planning & Surveys
  • Prelim, Layout, & As Built Surveys

Watercourse Crossing Surveys

Watercourse Crossing Surveys reveal a depth of cover along the profile of your pipeline. We will locate the pipeline through the body of water and provide appropriate information to determine areas of concern. Our control network will allow for monitoring through the life cycle of the asset.

Dig Site Surveys

Maintaining Alberta’s existing pipeline infrastructure is key to our future. Using all data available to determine an accurate location of pipeline anomalies requires data and an understanding of how records were built. We will perform center line surveys, along with ties to AGM locations, to calculate the best position for dig site locations. Dig Site plans show surveyed information such as safe work area, all buried facilities, topography, and legal right of way boundaries.

5 Star Review “Reliable. Great customer service. Work was done as requested within the timelines provided. Thank you, for the detailed answers to my questions. And for the professional quality of your completed reports. Thank you, Third Rock”

Taryn Willow, Client

“Splitting my time between the field and office allows me to see that our quality remains high in all aspects of our work, and it helps me remember how much I love land surveying!”

Mark Sutter, Third Rock Founder

“As a profession, Land Surveyors place the greatest amount of importance on public interest. Simply put, we will draw the line precisely where it belongs, without bias for our client or their neighbor.”

Evan McNeil, Third Rock

5 Star Review “Quick and painless to get my Real Property Report updated. Thanks for the great communication and fast turnaround!” 

DH, Client

“Land surveyors can spend as much time reading legislation, bylaws, and engineering documents as we spend in front of an instrument in the field or calculating coordinates for a subdivision. We are mathematicians, historians, project managers, advocates, engineers, and even chainsaw operators!”

Mark Sutter, CEO, Third Rock

“One does not drive up to Edmonton. In terms of elevation, Calgary is 400m higher than Edmonton.
Therefore, one drives down to Edmonton and from there, up to Calgary.”

Evan McNeil, Third Rock

Better Projects

Even when we are in the office, our hearts are in the field. We spend our collective energy gathering, interpreting, and delivering a comprehensive picture, tailored to the specific needs of your project. This adaptive process includes acquiring information from a multitude of sources found underground, on site and online, in the sky and in orbit. We know that the best decisions are made when the right information is available.