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Permitting & Environmental Services

Hy-Grade Geoscience and Scotia Gold Resources Ltd. have developed a strategic relationship to provide a full range of key services to the petroleum and mineral exploration industry. These support services can ensure that land negotiations, acquisitions and operations, including geophysical and geochemical surveys as well as drilling and development activities are conducted in compliance with current mineral and petroleum resource legislation as well as federal and provincial environmental regulations.

Based in Nova Scotia, our Permitting and Environmental Services Group is active throughout eastern Canada. We provide expert and technical services specializing in permitting and land acquisition as well as environmental geoscience. These services include:

  • Drill Rigregulatory permitting, monitoring & renewal

  • landowner permitting from identification and initial contact to permission to access

  • land use compensation negotiation & claim settlement

  • land acquisition, surface leaseholds for well sites, access roads, structures, etc.

  • land searches relative to planning & route selection

  • site inspection, baseline assessment, pre-construction & post construction surveys

  • waste management, characterization, monitoring & reporting

  • site restoration, reclaimation, remediation, compliance testing & reporting

  • phased Environmental Site Assessment (ESA)

  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) management

We have experience in several large and small-scale land access and acquisition projects, both as independent contractors/consultants and as team members. These projects include, gas pipeline survey and construction, 2-D and 3-D seismic surveys, as well as drill site planning, assessment, waste management and compliance. We are well versed in the principles and application of Risk Based Corrective Action (RBCA) and the federal and provincial criteria for management of contaminated sites in Atlantic Canada. We also have experience with provincial and federal (Canadian Environmental Assessment Act) environmental impact assessment, cumulative effects assessment, consultation, review and permitting processes. The firms have successfully completed permit, assessment, remediation and compliance projects throughout Atlantic Canada and our project list includes a significant number of repeat clients.

Hy-Grade Geoscience and Scotia Gold Resources Ltd. are committed to undertaking and completing projects in a cost effective, timely and professional manner. We would be pleased to discuss project specific requirements at your convenience.

Peter Coleman
Scotia Gold Resources Ltd. - Senior Land Agent


Peter Coleman is President and Senior Land Agent with Scotia Gold Resources Ltd. He is a native of Nova Scotia with over twenty years of practical experience in eastern and western Canada as well as in the U.S. Peter has worked with and consulted for several major petroleum companies on surface rights administration and dealt with all levels of government. His project work has included open house style public consultations.

Peter administered the largest freehold oil/gas acquisition ever done in Saskatchewan, land acquisition of a number of gas gathering systems in Alberta, as well as negotiation of surface rights for several hundred well sites. He has handled farm-in and farm-out agreements, permitting for 2-D and 3-D seismic projects (over 5,000 km), as well as acquisition of pipeline easements (over 1,000 km). He has acquired well sites in NS, NB, and PEI.

Scotia Gold Resources has been prime consultant to oil and gas companies regarding seismic permitting, well site leases and pipeline right-of-way for onshore oil and gas development and an underground storage project in the Maritime Provinces. He has also undertaken lease and easement work on behalf of wind energy companies.

David C. Carter, M.Sc., P.Geo.
Hy-Grade Geoscience - Senior Geoscientist


David Carter is President and Senior Geoscientist with Hy-Grade Geoscience. He is a native of Nova Scotia and earned a B.Sc. (Geology) from Mt. Allison University and a M.Sc. (Geology) from the University of New Brunswick. He is registered as a Professional Geoscientist (Geology and Environmental Geoscience) by the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Nova Scotia (cert. #001).

David has over 34.5 years of professional experience with an extensive background the evaluation of base metals, energy minerals and industrial minerals. His experience includes academic, industry and government survey work. He has also completed numerous geoscience/environmental projects throughout Atlantic Canada, ranging from environmental audits and phased environmental site assessments to regulatory compliance and close out of remediation programs. He has completed and managed drill site assessment, reclamation and waste management projects.

David is past-President of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Nova Scotia, past Director of the Geoscientists Canada, member of the Geoscientists Canada CEO’s Group and has been a part-time lecturer at Dalhousie University offering a course in Environmental Site Investigation. He is currently under contract to the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Nova Scotia as Executive Director and Registrar.