26550 Acheson Rd, Acheson, AB, T7X 6B2

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Lease Build: Drill Site Preparation, Access Matting & Reclamation

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Paradox embarked on a successful lease build project for the client that included earthworks, access matting and reclaimation.
CORE CONCERNS:

Accessibility, Time, Farmland Restoration

APPLICATION:

Lease Road and Pad

CONDITIONS:

Sloped Farmland

LOCATION:

Rural Saskatchewan | May-June 2023

PROJECT OVERVIEW

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Paradox was hired by an exploration and drilling service provider who needed temporary access matting for a drilling operation. The project quickly morphed into a full lease build package with a much bigger scope of earthworks required. This saved the client significant process and project management time.

Our experienced earthworks team took on the excavating, cut-and-fill, access matting, and restoration of the land.

THE MISSION

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To provide earth-to-mat services, which
would facilitate matting for the client’s
rig operations and restore the farmland
to its initial state.

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

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Paradox had 6 days to mobilize and 6 days
to demobilize.
This included all earthwork-required activities to make it happen. Because of the number of actions required, the team worked collaboratively and strategically to meet the client’s short timeframe.

THE PROBLEM

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The client needed to cross privately owned farmland to reach their drilling site. This required matting to provide temporary access that was stable, durable, and safe to support the transportation of rig equipment. However, before matting could be laid, the site needed to be cut, filled and levelled.

The main challenge faced by the client was finding one team to execute the project from start to finish. Paradox provided a end-to-end service that reduced the burden of project management, and the need for duplicate equipment mobilization associated with having multiple service providers.

 

With a full lease package that included planning, continous communication, and site supervision, Paradox provided the following comprehensive solution:
1. Survey preparation
2. Access Matting
3. Reclamation

PROJECT AT A GLANCE

The big cut

Levelling and reshaping the earth

Top soil packed to the side after levelling

Ditches dug around the site for drainage

Final site prep before being turned over to the access matting team

Laying mats after site preparation

PROJECT SPECS

TOTAL AREA

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22,890sqm
Prepared & Matted

STRIP

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120m x 120m

CUT & BALANCE

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18,000m3
1 Machine | 2 Days

CULVERT

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Installation

HARROW & SEED

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22,890sqm
Land restored

THE SOLUTION

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As the project management team, Paradox spearheaded a full lease
build operation, including:

  • cut-and-balance
  • culvert installation and
  • restoration (harrowing and seeding) after the client finished their operations

Additionally, Paradox provided a temporary matting solution for the client enabling access to their site.

THE BENEFITS

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SAVINGS:
The client gained convenience and saved on equipment mobilization and project management costs by using Paradox as the sole earthworks and matting provider.

TIMELINESS:
The client was able to obtain access within the timeframe set before penalties for missing deadlinescould kick in.

SUSTAINABILITY:
The client was able to successfully perform key operations while
trusting Paradox to restore the farmland back to its original state.
This was key to their reputation.

Does your site needs to be prepped, matted or reclaimed? We can help.