A well-executed Right-of-Way pipeline project is largely a result of accurate information, obtained through diligent research—negotiation, legal documentation, and follow-through so that absolutely nothing falls through the cracks.
Summit Resources remains on top of every phase of the project and provides you with complete transparency to track progress. Our proprietary software programs quickly generate progress reports, acquisition records, budget forecasts and other valuable information that you can transfer to your in-house Right-of-Way records.
Together, Summit Resources can help you create a comprehensive database program to update ownership, locate and identify encroachments, research key documents, and remain in regulatory compliance. You will maintain an ability to quickly review your records and act swiftly and decisively.
Think of us as your turnkey pipeline Right-of-Way partner.
Our network of leading, high-rated survey companies offer the best in land surveys and mapping. If you’d rather, we can coordinate with a surveyor you are already working with. Either way, we make certain that survey permission is obtained and documented, and that all maps, plats and parcel sketches are accurate.
Our in-house title specialists are the best in the business. There is no parish and county reporting systems that they do not know and understand. Our title specialists provide comprehensive title reports on surface ownerships, mineral interest, encumbrances (such as liens, judgments and complex chains of title) and provide complete title curative work. Summit Resources serves as your liaison to enter the property for project inspections, surveys and studies, so you don’t have to leave your office.
At Summit Resources, we pride ourselves when it comes to working with certified appraisers to determine fair market value and prepare appraisal reports in strict conformity with state and federal guidelines as well as professional appraisal standards.
Protection of the environment and public is one of our biggest concerns at Summit Resources. One of our biggest priorities is to provide environmental land assessments and team up with environmental testing companies to ensure environmental protection. We also work to assist our clients in completing applications for submission to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (F.E.R.C.).
Negotiation and acquisition is an art, as well as a science. At Summit Resources, we bring a profitable balance of fairness and firmness to the table when negotiating. Our agents negotiate in good faith, adhering to budget and timelines, without alienating the community. We methodically document each negotiation to ensure you have a solid record and reputation.
Before your project gets off the ground we perform a scoping study, a thorough aerial and ground reconnaissance, to aid in validating our proposed route or site. Our scoping study is designed to reveal unknown physical/environmental features and problem areas of acquisition. At Summit Resources we want to make sure your proposed area or route has no problem areas that may have a direct impact on project design, cost, and ultimate feasibility.
A key component to ensuring project success and maintaining cost is the ability to assess damage factors, negotiate claims and avoid negative publicity. Our agents serve as liaisons between the property owner, survey teams, construction crews, and clean-up personnel to minimize the possibility of damage claims. If, despite best efforts, a claim is made, the agents provide swift attention as well as fair evaluation and negotiation.