OES Tackles Complex Water Issues

Small Oklahoma Panhandle Town Water Supply Restored

Oklahoma Environmental Services, Inc. (OES) was called in to implement a solution for the town of Hardesty. In response to the impacted aquifer OES began a large recovery and extraction operation of free phase product that has taken 15 months to free approximately 6,000 gallons from the ground.

While the sub- surface soil and groundwater around the affected well was being cleaned up, Project Manager Erica Henry and her team turned to replacing the impacted water well. They secured a site for the new well 3500 feet from the impacted well. OES partnered with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) and Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to complete comprehensive testing of the new site to ensure safe drinking water, and OES began construction.


The new well required a drilling depth of 400 feet below ground surface and the installation of 3,000 feet of new pipeline. Construction included a complicated network of fiber optics and other communication equipment so that well operations could be handled remotely. Monitoring equipment was installed to measure pipeline pumping capability, track fluid amounts, and to detect any air getting into the well system. The remote operational system was installed to meet DEQ standards.

Construction was completed on August 26, 2011. Groundwater testing was performed and DEQ allowed full operation of the new well on September 2, 2011.

Thanks to OES the water is flowing safely in Hardesty again.

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Area Women Honered at Women of the Year Gala

ENID — Six women from Enid and northwest Oklahoma were honored among this year’s 50 Making a Difference, part of the Journal Record’s annual Woman of the Year gala last week.

Two of them, Deena Fisher and Janet Cunningham, both of Northwestern Oklahoma State University, were among eight inducted into the Circle of Excellence, which recognizes sustained achievement of women who have been a Woman of the Year honoree three or more times.

Fisher, of NWOSU Woodward, said she is delighted to share that honor with the president of her university, whom she admires.
“I’m excited and honored to be included in the eight women included in the Circle of Excellence,” Fisher said. “It’s a huge recognition. You hear from incredible women all across the state, encouraging you and telling you that you are making a difference for people all across the state of Oklahoma. I think recognition from your peers and people you have admired all your life has special meaning.”

April Danahy, vice president of corporate communication and human resources for Security National Bank, said this is her first year to be nominated.
“It’s a wonderful experience,” Danahy said. “I’m very fortunate to live in a community that is open to new ideas.”

Ora Morgan, of Autry Technology Center, also was honored for the first time this year.
“It was humbling to be included among such an elite group of women,” Morgan said. “It’s something I never would have dreamed of, to be recognized for something I love to do.”

Deanna Atkinson, president of Oklahoma Environmental Services, said she also was a first-time honoree.
“It was a huge honor to be even considered in that group of women, and I’m so very honored to be included,” Atkinson said. “I love doing what I do and I believe in it.”

The area women honored were:

• Deanna Atkinson, president of Oklahoma Environmental Services, Enid. OES, with offices in Enid, Tulsa and Oklahoma City, began 10 years ago in Enid. The 25-employee company does soil and groundwater remediation and assists companies to stay in compliance with local, state and federal regulations. Atkinson said she loves and believes in what she does.

• Janet Cunningham, president of NWOSU. Cunningham began her career as an instructor of business at NWOSU, then spent time teaching at University of Oklahoma. She returned to NWOSU in 1998. She is active in numerous professional and volunteer organizations.

• April Danahy, vice president of corporate communication and human resources for Security National Bank, Enid. Danahy was a founding member of the Juliette Low Leadership Society of Enid. She is active on numerous boards and organizations. Danahy was the Enid News & Eagle’s Pillar of the Plains recipient in January 2011.

• Cheryl Evans, Northern Oklahoma College, Tonkawa, is a two-time honoree. The first female president of NOC, Evans has long been a familiar face in higher education in Enid. Prior to accepting the position at NOC, she worked 17 years with NWOSU, rising to the rank of dean of the Enid campus. She served as chair of the Enid Chamber of Commerce and remains a board member for the Ponca City and Tonkawa chambers of commerce, along with participating in numerous other community organizations.

• Deena Fisher, dean of NWOSU’s Woodward campus. Fisher, who also teaches history for the university, has spent 30 years in the education field. Active in many professional and civic organizations, Fisher was named the Woodward Chamber of Commerce 2009 Citizen of the Year.

• Ora Morgan, chief financial officer for Autry Technology Center, helped implement the first formal training program for other CareerTech center business managers statewide. That training program became the blueprint for the Oklahoma Center for School Business Management program sponsored by Oklahoma State University.

By Phyllis Zorn, Enid News & Eagle
Published: October 8, 2012

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Deanna Atkinson Named Chair of Oklahoma Petroleum Marketing and Convenience Store Association

OKLAHOMA CITY- Deanna Atkinson has assumed the position of Chairman of the Oklahoma Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association (OPMCA). Atkinson becomes Chairman after 6 years of service on the OPMCA Board.

OPMCA members own or supply services to fuel stations and convenience stores throughout Oklahoma and the Southwest. The Association has over 300 members who represent more than 3,000 retail outlets with 12,000 employees. OPMCA is a Co-Sponsor of the Oklahoma Super Trade Show which showcases the latest technology in equipment for fuel, c-store and environmental concerns. With approximately 250 booths and 2,000 attendees, this year’s show is scheduled for July 20, 2011, at the Cox Convention Center.

“As Chairman of the OPMCA for the past several years, I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing Deanna’s hard work and extreme devotion to this industry. Her years of experience and knowledge of the petroleum and convenience store industry have positioned her for immediate success in leading our association,” said former Chair Matt Brown of Red Rock Distributing Company.

“This is an exciting and challenging time to be a part of the petroleum and convenience store industry in Oklahoma,” Atkinson said. “I look forward to leading this association and representing fuel wholesalers and convenience stations at both the state and federal levels. I know that being Chair of this association is no easy task, and I thank the members of OPMCA for entrusting me with this position.”

Growing up in Enid, Atkinson received a B.S. degree in Environmental Science from Phillips University. She is a licensed environmental consultant, well driller and storage tank remover. Atkinson is also President of the Oklahoma Ground Water Association, and Chair of the Professional Development Committee for National Ground Water Association. She serves on the Vance Air Force Base Restoration Advisory Board and the legislative committee for Oklahoma Agricultural Cooperative Council.

Atkinson is the co-author of a patent for the remediation of contaminated soils, and is completing her second term as the Gubernatorial Appointee for the Corporation Commission’s Storage Tank Advisory Council.

Atkinson has been President of Oklahoma Environmental, Inc. (OEI) since 2004. With offices in Oklahoma City, Enid and Tulsa, OEI specializes in the remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater as well as regulatory compliance issues.

For More Information Contact:

Jane Braden 405.818.1095

Deanna Atkinson Named Chair of Oklahoma Petroleum Marketing and Convenience Store Association2018-09-18T19:21:34+00:00