Terra-Petra would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving Holiday!
Our offices will be closed Thursday and Friday so that we can take a break from the hustle and bustle of work to celebrate our personal Thanksgiving traditions with our families and loved ones.
It is the time spent with our families that is most cherished.
We have been doing business with Guru Printers, in Los Angeles, for over a year. They have printed a wide range of products for our company from business cards and brochures to color copies and greeting cards, and we are very satisfied with the quality and services.
Recently we had some photos printed with Prism Photo Imaging and we were very satisfied with the quality and prints. Prism Photo Imaging is also in Downtown LA, and they do wonderful digital and photo printing work. The photos hang in our office – impressive look!
We would like to thank John and Eduardo along with all of those who have served –and who continue to serve– for your valiant service to defend this amazing country of ours. We truly appreciate all of your hard work and dedication.
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” –John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Terra-Petra’s Lucero and Barnes head successful oil well excavation project in Huntington Beach, California
Terra-Petra, environmental engineering construction division was recently contacted to prepare an Oil Well History Report of 20 oil wells located within an 18 acre site in Huntington Beach, California. In accordance with the requirements of the Huntington Beach Fire Department, Terra-Petra’s team provided the “sniff test” on the oil well heads to check for leaks and then follow-up appropriately with actions to stop any leakage found.
The scope of work began with surveying and staking the location of all 20 oil wells, providing excavation equipment and labor to uncover 15 of the abandoned wells, while making them safe for entry. Dave Lucero, Terra-Petra’s Senior Project Scientist, was responsible for managing all excavations (as well as backfilling) and overseeing all field activities. Dave also monitored all soil stockpiles for V.O.C. emissions and dust control per the requirements of the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Rule 1166.1. With Dave’s extensive field experience and expert project oversight all oil wells were located, excavated, and exposed for “sniff” testing.
Larry Barnes, Terra-Petra’s Senior Geologist, took charge of conducting the “sniff” testing of the 15 excavated oil wells, 5 vented oil wells and monitoring for fugitive gas emissions at each well head per the requirements of Huntington Beach Fire Department City Spec. 422 and the California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources. As a California Licensed Petroleum Geologist, Larry’s duties include documenting the wells’ history, the casing and liners of the wells, well diagrams, the type of cement used to complete the well abandonments, as well as information on all oil/gas zones. With this information Larry is able to provide the developer with an ongoing Oil Well History Report for the Huntington Beach site. His expert knowledge in the geological field and long-standing relationship with DOGGR facilitate the process of determining the level of safety for structures to be built over or near the wells and the corresponding safety recommendations. With this joint expertise within the construction team, Terra-Petra was able to meet the client’s expedited schedule. Thus far, no leakage has been detected on the site, and the client is now prepared to do with the necessary gas mitigation measures for the safety of future site residents.