Kinder Morgan TMX Looping Project

The TMX Looping Project is part of a major pipeline expansion undertaken by Kinder Morgan

Ultimately the project will increase the company’s capacity to ship oil products from Alberta’s Oil Sands to shipping terminals on the west coast of British Columbia.

The ‘Anchor Loop’ portion is a $400 million segment running from west of Hinton Alberta, through Jasper National Park and Mount Robson Provincial Park to Jackman Hill, British Columbia. The project traverses mountainous terrain with many environmental and historical issues.

Our role

Our team mapping as well as CAD and field survey services for route selection, control, pre-construction surveys, compensation surveys, construction and legal surveys. We also provided key liaison with both Jasper and Mt. Robson Parks’ staff and CN personnel, and supported project work being completed by environmentalists, archeologists and land people.

The team

The project team included a project manager, Alberta and Canada Land Surveyors, CAD and field staff including engineering and survey technologists.

The technology

The project used GPS, total stations, GIS, Geolab adjustment software and AutoCAD.


Safety is always central to a project of this kind. This project needed a regimented system of safety meetings, job procedures, PPE and reporting to guard against any risk from the project’s many natural challenges, from rugged mountainous terrain, fast flowing streams and rivers, wild animals including black bears, grizzly bears, cougars and wolves; as well as utilizing ATVs and working around heavy construction equipment.