RRC offers a wide range of land surveying and private utility locating services to the energy industry, including renewables and oil & gas. All surveys are conducted under the direct supervision of our professional surveyors, who have extensive industry experience. Surveying services are provided using a combination of GPS and conventional systems.

RRC Land Surveying Offices:
• Pflugerville, TX Registration No. 10194422
• Hobbs, NM Registration No. 4655451

Professional Land Surveying is regulated by:
• Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (TBPELS)
• New Mexico State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors

RRC RPLS are licensed in:

  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • New Mexico
  • Texas


Geodetic Control

A system of horizontal and/or vertical control stations established and adjusted by geodetic methods with the consideration of the shape and size of the earth (geoid) for the position computations included.

American Land Title Association (ALTA) Survey

A land survey made for a title company and/or lender with the survey and location data to issue title or mortgage insurance. For this purpose, a map is drawn to ALTA specifications including boundary lines, location of main building including improvements, location of ancillary buildings, and the identification of easements (access rights by service companies such as water, gas, telephone, railways, and other utilities). Regulated by ALTA, the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), and the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), this survey guarantees requirements are met for an ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey.

GPS/GIS Services

Using global positioning systems, a GPS/GIS survey determines the location and relationship of existing topographic features for incorporation into geographic information systems. Typically, it is used by government entities and private parties to acquire data for interactive mapping. It is also used by corporations and oil production companies to map their infrastructure, such as pipeline systems, well locations, and production facilities for internal records management.

Drone Surveying

Utilizing both multi-rotor and fixed wing Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) drones, RRC can produce a larger quantity of detailed data crucial to your surveying project. Compared to conventional survey methods, these results are produced faster and with superior detail.

3D Laser Scanning

3D Laser Scanning is the process of using technology to produce a 3D model of a building, object, surface, or area. To perform this type of survey, a 3D laser scanner is used. The laser scans the desired object or area and produces point clouds and/or images.

Pile Plot Plans

Placing structural piles for various projects of any size requires extreme accuracy. At RRC, we provide that accuracy by combining Survey Grade Geomatics with our experience in structural and civil engineering. This unique combination differentiates our Pile Plot Plan Services from our competitors.

Construction Staking (Commercial & Urban Land)

Building a project in accordance with the engineer’s design is crucial to the success of any project. Construction Staking, or Site Layout Surveying, is the procedure of analyzing and understanding the engineering plans and marking the planned location on site based on the design. RRC offers the full spectrum of construction staking services including the staking of pads, wet and dry utilities, walls/fences, property/lot corners, mass grading, and verification surveys.

Easement Surveys

By definition, Easement Surveys locate, on the ground, the limits of an existing easement or create a description for a proposed easement, such as pipeline right-of-ways, for recording in the County Clerk’s Office.

Well Location Surveys

A Well Location Survey locates on the ground the location of a proposed oil, gas, or injection well and provides the necessary survey documents to file for a drilling permit.

Topographic Surveys

Topographic Surveys combine improvement surveys with elevations and contours for site design purposes. They are typically ordered for design purposes in connection with site design, an engineering drainage study, or earthwork volume calculations.

Pipeline RIght-of-Way Surveys

A survey that locates, on the ground, the centerline of a proposed pipeline right-of-way across an individual’s property depicting relevant topographic features such as fences and overhead power lines. The centerline is typically staked every two hundred feet. The survey plat contains a metes and bounds description of the proposed right-of-way for inclusion in the easement agreement.

Lease Surveys

A Boundary or Lease Survey establishes the legal boundary line of a parcel or lease on the ground and provides the necessary documents for the purchase and/or lease of the property. Typically, this type of survey is ordered when the location of the boundary lines need to be marked on the ground for future construction or to show interested parties the limits of the property.

Certified Federal Surveyor (CFedS)

In August 2004, a Fiduciary Trust Model (FTM) was established by the Department of the Interior to simplify the delivery of accurate and reliable fiduciary trust services to eligible American Indian and Alaskan natives. A Certified Federal Surveyor is authorized to prepare certain portions of boundary evidence documentation using procedures detailed in the Department Manual 303 DM 7, Standards for Indian Trust Lands Boundary Evidence, as guidance.

This includes the preparation of certain portions of the following boundary evidence documents:

  • A Land Description Review Certificate (LDR)
  • A Chain of Survey Certificate (COS)
  • A Certificate of Inspection and Possession (CIP)
  • A Boundary Assurance Certificate (BAC)

The CFedS website can be found at http://cfeds.org/.