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We seek scientifically sound solutions for our clients. BeneTerra has aligned itself with top research organizations as part of our commitment to continuous improvement. Our staff is encouraged to take leadership roles in their respective fields of endeavour to produce meaningful research.


BeneTerra receives Q2 “Go Further Award” from Arrow Energy

BeneTerra was selected as Arrow Energy’s winner of the quarterly “Go Further Award” for Contractor Visible Safety Leadership in Q2 2014. A letter from CEO, Andrew Faulkner, to BeneTerra stated that the award was in recognition of outstanding efforts and contributions .. of particular note were –

  • consistent delivery of 12 dam decommissioning projects on time and under budget
  • exceptional safety record with strong documentation
  • proactive environmental solutions
  • active engagement with Arrow, including open and transparent executionBene terra - land and water stewardship award



BeneTerra acquires Evaporative Systems

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (January 30, 2014) – BeneTerra, the Sheridan-based water and land management firm serving energy, industrial, agricultural and municipal clients throughout the U.S. and Australia, announced today that it has acquired New Mexico-based Evaporative Systems.  

Top five misconceptions about topsoil

This article describes what topsoil is and is not. 

The term “topsoil” is used widely, often reverentially, by people referring to the value of Australia’s soils. The following are the top five misconceptions about topsoil and its role as a resource:


BeneTerra named new technology finalist for Oil & Gas Awards

BeneTerra was selected as a New Technology finalist in the Rocky Mountain Region for this year’s Oil & Gas Awards.  Finalists are chosen by a panel of distinguished peers in the energy industry.

Last year, BeneTerra was named the Water Management Company of the Year in the Rocky Mountain Region by the Oil & Gas Awards, in recognition of its innovative solutions in water and land management, as well as environmental due diligence. Since 2003, BeneTerra has treated and dispersed more than seven billion gallons of CSG water through irrigation in the Rocky Mountain Region.



Computer simulation of subsurface drip irrigation using coalbed methane produced waters

Development of coalbed methane (CBM) as an energy resource typically requires extraction of large volumes of water from underground coal seams. In the semiarid Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana, some of the CBM water is put to beneficial use through use for irrigation. Careful management is necessary due to elevated conductivites (2-3 mS/cm), high sodium adsorption ratios (SAR = 20-50) and sodium-bicarbonate composition of the water. One management strategy is deep subsurface drip irrigation (SDI), where drip tapes are placed ~92 cm below the surface in conjunction with a deep-rooted crop like alfalfa. CBM water is acidified to reduce alkalinity prior to application and is applied to fields year-round.


BeneTerra named “Water Management Company Of The Year”

On March 12th, 2013 BeneTerra was named the 2012 “Water Management  Company of the Year” for the Rocky Mountain region by the Oil and Gas Awards Committee which is comprised of organisations and jour2013 O&G Awardnals supporting the industry. The award recognizes organisations that provide water management services to the upstream sector of the oil and gas industry. It also acknowledges water management companies that demonstrate the ability to provide innovative solutions in the areas of storage, transportation, treatment, and disposal. Considerations are also made for environmental due diligence. Since 2003 BeneTerra has treated and dispersed more than 27,000 ML CSG water through irrigation in the Rocky Mountain region.


Two new studies published on BeneTerra subsurface drip irrigation with coal seam gas water

Carleton Bern of the US Geological Survey was the lead author on a two-part paper covering 1) water and solute movement and 2) geochemistry beneath BeneTerra’s longest operating deep subsurface drip irrigation system. The articles appear in the February 2013 issue of Agricultural Water Management. These can be accessed at Science Direct or by email request to BeneTerra.

Produced wastewater evaporation services - Beneterra

installing deep drip irrigation tubing to 90 cm (36-in)