Collier Resources Company (CRC) strives to maintain a small environmental footprint during oil exploration and development activities and once those activities are completed, CRC and the lessee remove virtually all traces of activity. 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.

The restoration process includes:

  • Removing all equipment and the limestone pad
  • Contouring the topsoil
  • Replanting native vegetation
  • Restoring original water flow

CRC also continues to monitor sites after oil production concludes to ensure it is returning to its original state and no impact is made to the surrounding environment.  

Below is an example of a well pad before and after  restoration at Raccoon Point.



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.