Topographic Aerial Survey for Oil Well Location Reclamation
WLC was selected to provide surveying services and to create a reclamation plan for an abandoned oil well location in a remote area of steep and rocky terrain. Utilizing their Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), WLC was able to collect high-resolution imagery of the area surrounding the well pad, quickly and efficiently, the same day as recovery of land corners and work on several other locations. On average, for every minute of flying, the UAV covers approximately one acre and collects 25 ½” resolution images that are used to construct the 3D model of the area and the ortho-imagery. Having accurate topography of the surrounding area and the high-resolution image as a background made it easier to distinguish the disturbed area from the adjacent naturally steep areas when planning for reclamation.