Leonard Rice Engineers (“LRE”) Industrial Water Team provides water development planning, management, permitting, engineering and program management services for the upstream oil & gas (O&G), mining and other industrial clientele. We focus on developing real partnerships with our clients by employing unique water planning and management tools to engineer and build flexible, sustainable water solutions that provide measurable improvement in capital and operational efficiencies.

Our innovative water management solutions:

  • Reduce CAPEX and long-term OPEX
  • Provide a reliable, consistent, sustainable water supply that meets volume, water quality, and regulatory goals
  • Optimize development plans by incorporating comprehensive water solutions
  • Minimize operational risks – environmental, safety, communities, and seismicity (for oil and gas), trucks (noise, emissions, damage to infrastructure, public safety, etc.)

Our engineering expertise includes:

  • Investigation and development of new groundwater and surface water sources
  • Strategic water acquisition and delivery
  • Pipeline hydraulic analysis and design
  • Program management and oversight for the final design, construction, commissioning, operation, and ownership
  • Pipeline permitting
  • Reservoir and impoundment permitting, design, and construction oversight
  • Industrial water treatment and reuse technologies
  • Permitting and design of O&G and mining Class II UIC salt water disposal wells (SWDs)