Arias provided geotechnical engineering for the new bulk crude terminal for Chesapeake Energy in Catarina, Texas. The terminal development included operation buildings, staff housing, warehouse buildings, crude storage tanks ranging in capacity from 20,000 to 50,000 crude barrels (BBL), and 10,000 BBL water storage tanks. Portland cement concrete paving and aggregate surface paving was included in the development plans for site drives, parking areas, truck bays and loading area. Arias performed single flight auger drilling and geotechnical sampling at 22 test locations. Arias provided geotechnical design recommendations for ring wall foundations to support the principal tank loads and for stiffened slabs with grade beams to support the principal building structural loads. During construction, Arias monitored earthwork operations during installation of the engineered fill pad and performed field and laboratory testing to verify that the materials and their placement met the project plans and specifications. Field testing to verify properties of concrete placed for foundations, slabs, and paving was performed.