SGM understands the energy business is a complex, strictly regulated and demanding business which is why we are committed to embracing today’s challenges with leading-edge technology and designs. For over 30 years we have provided consulting expertise utilizing an innovative, experienced-based approach to both the private and public sectors. We recognize our responsibility to communities, clients and the environment for managing natural resources where availability is both scarce and costly. The Energy Team’s services include:

Civil Engineering & Design

  • Stormwater management design using best management practices
  • Well pad design, site grading and drainage
  • Utility layouts
  • Reserve pits
  • Augmentation ponds


  • Foundation design and anchoring systems
  • Retaining walls
  • Hazardous liquid (tanks) and materials detention structures
  • Building superstructures


  • Road assessment design and well pad access
  • Traffic studies
  • Alignment studies

Water/Wastewater Treatment

  • On-site water/wastewater treatment systems for remote offices and mancamps
  • Wastewater Reuse Technology
  • Produced water master planning
  • Water feasibility studies
  • Dewatering solutions
  • Water/wastewater testing

Surveying & GIS

  • Legal research and field surveying for route right-of-way locations for roads and pipelines
  • Cadastral surveying for well pad locating and permitting
  • Full mapping services, including topographic mapping and control surveys for aerial mapping
  • Control surveys for monitoring needs requiring movement and volume calculations


  • Complete knowledge of county, state, federal and COGCC regulations
  • Drilling permits – State and Federal
  • Federal rights-of-way – roads, pipelines, other off-lease facilities
  • County conditional/special use permits
  • County building permits
  • Impact fee determinations (Rio Blanco County)
  • Wastewater related permits
  • Stormwater permits
  • Water well permits
  • Corps of Engineers 404 permits
  • Reclamation plans
  • Reclamation vegetation monitoring
  • Discharge permits (NPDES/CDP)
  • Spill prevention plans (SPCC)
  • Air pollution emission notice (Land Development/Construction Permit)
  • Petroleum storage tank permits

Environmental Efficiency

  • Energy assessments
  • Performance maintenance programs
  • LEED® AP services
  • Utility bill/CO² emissions management
  • Clean energy policy solutions
  • Renewable energy assessments


Responsible engineering practices have allowed us to serve a premier client base, a brief list includes:

  • URSA
  • Conoco Phillips
  • Whiting Petroleum
  • Marathon Oil
  • Puckettt Land
  • Berry Petroleum
  • Williams Energy
  • Shell Oil
  • XTO Energy
  • Antero Resources

Meet the Energy Services Team

For more information about our Energy sector services, please contact Jeff Simonson by email or phone at 970.384.9005.

  • Dan Cokley, PE, PTOE
    Dan Cokley, PE, PTOE Principal Engineer, Glenwood Springs
  • Eric Bikis, PG
    Eric Bikis, PG Senior Consultant, Bikis Water Consultants Founder
  • Jeff Simonson, PE
    Jeff Simonson, PE Civil Services Sector Leader, Glenwood Springs
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