Reclamation Success Stories: Jonah Field, Wyoming

During the drilling activity in the Jonah Field, Encana tried an innovative process using oak mats in lieu of constructed wells pads.

  • Originally developed for use on bog-type lands in Canada
  • The use of rugged oak mats reduced the total field disturbance and provided accelerated reclamation success.
Two piles of brown wooden platforms in a grass field with grey sky in background.
Two large piles of wooden oak mats sit on a wooden platform. Photo by Jim Perry.

Where these mats have been used, full site reclamation success has been gained the very next season due to minimum vegetation and soil disturbance.