Efficient Oil Production with Less Impact on the Environment

Oil fields in the Sunniland Trend contain very low amounts of nature gas and pressure, meaning to bring it to the surface Collier Resources Company’s (CRC) lessees generally use high-capacity electric submersible pumps, inserted deep into the well, to extract and bring the oil to the surface. These pumps also allow CRC’s lessees to more efficiently produce the oil and restore the well site sooner.

In fact, once the site is established and is in the production stages, there is a minimal amount of equipment onsite, such as a wellhead, which is equivalent to the size of a large fire hydrant, and an electric generator. And, once production is complete – 12 to 15 years is the average lifespan of one well – the site is fully restored.


Produced oil is collected and transported to a centralized processing area through small elevated pipelines located on the shoulder of connecting access roads.

The results of production – oil, gas and water – are then separated from each other. Gas is compressed and used as fuel on site if available in sufficient quantities; otherwise, it is flared off. Water is injected through a special well into the Boulder Zone disposal formation 3,000 feet below the surface, which is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. This is the same formation that municipalities throughout South Florida use to dispose of brine and other waste from their treatment plants.

Oil is then moved by pipeline to a tanker-truck loading facility and South Florida oil is delivered to Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale for sea transport to Gulf Coast refineries.

Oil and natural gas supply more than 60 percent of our nation’s energy.

The oil industry provides more than 9.2 million American jobs, 267,277 in Florida alone.
The oil industry has invested $175 billion since 1990 toward improving the environmental performance of its products, facilities and operations.
Currently, oil is the principal transportation fuel in the United States, accounting for more than 97 percent of the energy that powers our nation’s automobiles, airplanes and ships.
Oil is expected to remain the dominant fuel in our nation’s energy mix for decades.
Combined with natural gas production, the oil industry supports nearly 9.2 million American jobs, while providing millions of dollars to the economy through state and local revenue each day. 
The oil and natural gas industry contributes significantly to the U.S. economy as one of the nation’s largest employers and purchasers of goods. 
9.8 million people are directly or indirectly employed by the U.S. oil and natural gas industry.
Energy demand in the U.S. is expected to grow by 12 percent between now and 2040.
America’s oil and natural gas industry has a long-standing commitment to safety and protecting the environment. 
Since 1990, the oil and natural gas industry has invested $239 billion toward improving the environmental performance of its products, facilities and operations
Oil and natural gas development has been safely conducted for more than 60 years.