Mr. Summers manages Ensolum’s Aztec, NM office, focusing on the investigation and remediation of oil and gas production and gathering line spills. He has accumulated over 20 years of experience in environmental site assessments, investigations, remediations, risk-based evaluations, and regulatory compliance services. He has obtained “closure” or “no further action” status on hundreds of sites throughout New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma, while successfully coordinating with regulatory entities and programs including, but not limited to: the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division (NMOCD); the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED); the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC); the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Corrective Action Section; the Texas Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP); the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC); and, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ).
In addition to collaborating with clients and environmental regulatory entities, Kyle also interacts with property owners, agencies, and other interested parties such as the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the New Mexico State Land Office, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and regional Native American tribal authorities to achieve mutually acceptable and desirable site reclamation closures and facility decommissioning closures.
To achieve site-specific project remediation goals, Mr. Summers has incorporated a wide array of remediation technologies such as physical removal, chemical injection or blending, bioremediation, phytoremediation, dual-phase extraction, total fluids pumping, vapor extraction, air injection, and when practical, monitored natural attenuation.
While Kyle currently spends most of his time remediating oil and gas releases, he has also accumulated years of experience working on projects to assess and/or remediate releases associated with underground storage tanks (USTs), fuel depots, dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPLs), landfills, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) testing facilities, military testing facilities, manufacturing facilities, chemical blending and production facilities, and federal government laboratories.
Kyle possesses extensive experience as a project manager, field scientist, field supervisor, researcher, task leader, personnel manager, office manager, and program manager on a wide variety of projects.