Various industries are challenged on a daily basis with Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) which may include spills, impacted equipment and materials, water treatment, residuals and waste.  SECURE Energy Services OnSite division have personnel that have been at the forefront of providing NORM services. 

Our NORM Services are tailored to the specific needs of the client, ensuring the NORM management solutions we provide are cost effective in reducing environmental liabilities and clear in meeting or exceeding regulatory compliance and OH&S requirements.

Did You Know?
We are accepting NORM at our Pembina Landfill.

Pembina is Alberta's first AEP approved Class I landfill for NORM disposal, accepting up to 70 Bq/g and is located 24km northwest of Drayton Valley, Alberta. 

SECURE can safely and economically manage a wide variety of NORM impacted wastes including:

•Tank bottom sludge
•Soils and Flare Pits
•Pipe and Equipment

We offer a number of NORM Waste management solutions to assist our clients:

•NORM Site Assessments – Surveys and Sampling

We have a current radioactive materials license in multiple states and our radiation safety officers have many years of environmental experience. As subject matter experts, SECURE is actively involved with provincial and state agencies in helping shape regulatory guidance while consulting with clients internationally.

Contact our NORM Management team in both Canada and the USA:

United States: Kurt Rhea, General Manager Environmental Services    
Suite 205, 12760 Stroh Ranch Way
Parker, CO 80134                                                                                                                         
303 353 1979 or toll-free at 855 297 4278                                      
Email: krhea@secure-energy.com                                                                                                                                                                  

Canada: Tab Cuthill, Director, NORM Services & Waste Management
120, 8832 Blackfoot Trail SE
Calgary, AB T2J 3J1
403 540 1472
or 24-hour NORM Services Logistics team: 1 855 359 2357
Email: NORM@secure-energy.com

Download our Pembina Class I & II Landfill NORM Acceptance Fact Sheet

  • Filter Sock Disposal

    Filter socks at saltwater disposals in the oil & gas industry, specifically in the Bakken formation, have been found after use to contain elevated levels of Ra-226, Ra-228, and Pb-210.  These radioactive impacted filter socks are not allowed to be disposed of at subtitle D landfills or at any facility in the State of North Dakota.

    We provide filter sock containment systems to meet the distinct, on-site needs of some of the largest oil field service companies in Canada and the United States.  SECURE Energy Services is unique in that we hold a radioactive materials license, giving us the ability to handle not only filter socks and filter sock disposal but other NORM impacted residuals as well.  Call us today at (303) 353-1979 or (701) 575-7006 for information and a quote on turn-key filter sock solution for your company.

    We have handled every sort of filter media in its various forms and containment systems.  Properly disposing of radioactive impacted filter media is our expertise.  We specialize in surveying, sampling, and disposing of filter media based on the level of radioactivity present.

    We will make sure that your filter media is disposed of at an approved facility and always provide a certificate of disposal.  We work hard to remove liability as far as possible from our clients and provide economical, simple solutions to complicated filter media issues.

  • NORM Decontamination

    SECURE Energy Services TENORM Triage Center

    SECURE Energy Services operates one of the few licensed decontamination facilities in the United States.

    Located in Williston, North Dakota, our TENORM Triage Center was designed to provide our customers in the Bakken with complete decontamination services for NORM impacted equipment, tanks and pipelines.

    With more than 50 years combined NORM expertise, our radiation safety officers and certified decontamination technicians take pride in servicing North America’s largest E&P and midstream operators.

    Managing soils, residuals and equipment that have been impacted by technologically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive material (TENORM) can be a significant challenge.  It raises questions such as:

    • How do I decide what equipment can still be used and what should be disposed of?
    • What equipment is safe to use?
    • Where can I dispose of TENORM-impacted material safely and economically?

    Our team has the expertise to effectively diagnose and manage all impacted solids, equipment, piping/tubular and debris. As their environmentally responsible service partner, our customers trust us to minimize their environmental liability while offering cost-effective solutions that meet regulatory requirements.

    We help to determine what equipment can be economically decontaminated and returned to service.  If the equipment is beyond its useful life and significant other repairs are required, we offer the best value in safe disposal solutions.  

    While our current decontamination facility is located in Williston, we offer on-site decontamination solutions for tanks, heater treaters and pigging equipment throughout the United States. We understand the challenges associated with managing multiple vendors, which is why we offer an integrated service approach by tying in multiple service lines to meet your project needs, such as demolition, remediation and reclamation project work at your site.

    From tank cleanouts to management of Pb-210 impacted pigging residuals, SECURE has the expertise, licensing, and resources to complete your project’s requirements.

  • Waste Collection, Transportation, Disposal

    SECURE Energy Services provides expert, economical transport, documenting, tracking and disposal solutions for multiple forms of hazardous and non-hazardous radioactive waste regulated by state and federal agencies. 

    Waste Containment & Management

    •Waste containers of various sizes
    •Assistance in segregating and managing waste to reduce costs
    •Detailed waste reporting and tracking
    •3rd party waste tracking

    Waste containment

    •Engineered and ergonomic waste containers
    •Engineered design meets waste storage regulations including lockable lid to secure the waste

    Transportation

    •Licensed Transporters

    Disposal

    •Approved Licensed facilities


    Frac Pond Liner Disposal Project Sheet
  • NORM Waste Management Training and Consulting

    SECURE's OnSite Services division specializes in NORM management and our experience allows us to be uniquely qualified to provide specialized employee NORM training programs, educating your staff on how to safely manage NORM, reduce radiation exposure and efficiently manage NORM waste streams.  We can also provide dosimeters, air monitoring and complete NORM radiation protection programs for your operations and field staff.

    Training is customized to the needs of our clients.  Typical topics include:

    •NORM Awareness
    •Worker Protection (PPE Requirements)
    •NORM Detection and Instrumentation
    •Safe Work Practices
    •NORM Waste Management

    In addition to our scheduled training programs, SECURE is available to schedule training for your field management and employees.  Our training is tailored to your specific exposures – we can easily survey and sample your various work sites if necessary and provide you with the documentation and technical data to prove that you are managing and delivering appropriate NORM safety training and management procedures.

  • NORM Project Work

    Executing successful waste management projects is central to SECURE Energy Services delivery process.  We have the capacity, capability and experience to successfully execute turnkey service offerings to meet our customers’ needs.

    SECURE's project management and operational approach are differentiated by risk mitigation, budgeting and cost control, HSE focus, and quality management.  SECURE's experienced Radiation Safety Officers and project managers provide continuous communication with clients throughout the duration of the project to help reduce risk, control scope and achieve the project budget and schedule.

    Our NORM site assessments include very efficient and cost effective NORM surveys and sampling programs with clear reporting for management and regulatory compliance purposes. 

    NORM Project Services include:

    •Site Assessments & Remediation
    •Survey’s & Sampling
    •GPS Mapping Technologies
    •Plant turnarounds
    •On site supervision
    •NORM Packaging, transport and end disposal