Getting a new oil or gas drilling field up and running is no small investment.

Choosing the right surveyor is one of the most important decisions you will make. Oil and gas industry experts in the western United States know that WHS sets the professional standard for quality, comprehensive surveying services. Since 1967, we have deep experience in the profession, from cadastral and control projects to oil field and construction surveying. Whether your project involves surveying a single field, or acres of potential drilling area, we have the people, equipment and technology to get the job done right the first time.


WHS is an industry leader for all aspects in Oil and Gas surveys and preparation for permitting and construction. We provide complete, accurate and speedy service to meet your needs and criteria.

Coordinate with agents for clients for scope, location, purpose and deliverables of project, and for permission to survey.

Review probable conditions to be encountered at the location and determine appropriate protection and procedures for safety awareness and operations.

Prepare Job Safety Analysis outline and have safety meeting for each day of field surveys.

Research, compilation and analysis of Federal, State, County and Local records for Section or Abstract, and property lines determination in preparation for field surveys.

  • Establish or recover suitable control from which surveys will
    be made.
  • Locate appropriate Section or Abstract and property lines
    and corners.
  • Stake well location, access and pipeline routes.
  • Topographic surveys where needed.

Process field survey data and import into Computer-Aided-Drafting (CAD) software for preparation of final exhibits.

Drafting of the results of the field surveys to prepare exhibits for submittal to client to permit and arrange for construction and drilling.

On-site meeting with client and appropriate agency to review the surveyed well locations, accessed and/or pipeline.



Established in 1967 as William H. Smith and Associates, now known by our clients and industry as WHS, has become an Engineering and Land Surveying company existing firmly on our accountability, professionalism and expertise standing alongside and supporting our clients and the communities where we live and work.