Terracon was retained to provide geotechnical engineering and drilling services for the Keystone XL TransCanada Pipeline project. Phase 1 of the project consisted of 12 pump stations and two terminals from Steele City, Neb. to Nederland, Texas. To complete the project in the time required, all projects were performed simultaneously using engineers and drill-rig crews from Terracon's Lenexa, Lincoln, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Lufkin offices. While in the process of completing Phase I, Worley Parsons awarded Terracon the second phase of geotechnical work for the major petroleum pipeline. Phase II included 17 pump stations stretching from Nebraska through South Dakota and Montana. The pipeline owner agreed to award the contract as a sole-sourced award based on the excellent work Terracon provided obtaining and coordinating the work for the first phase. The second phase of work, which was performed primarily by Terracon's Lincoln, Rapid City, and Billings offices, was also performed simultaneously.