Crews regularly need to route pipelines around private property, archeological sites, protected habitats, utilities, and waterways. Photos courtesy of Topographic Land Surveyors, Inc.

Quest for Black Gold Gets Easier

Real-time location in remote areas helps Texas firm stake sites. There’s a reason Texas is called the Lone Star state. It’s more than just its quest for independence; there’s many a star that shines on some lone countryside out there, too. That’s what makes Texas such a big oil state…

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