Hydrogeology expert joins AMEC's water resources operations in Arizona

William D. Petroutson, R.G., has joined AMEC's Earth & Environmental office in Phoenix as the Senior Hydrogeologist. Petroutson brings AMEC's clients in the Southwest more than 23 years of experience in geologic and water resource investigations.

Phoenix, Ariz., July 17, 2003 -- William D. Petroutson, R.G., has joined AMEC's Earth & Environmental office in Phoenix as the Senior Hydrogeologist. Petroutson brings AMEC's clients in the Southwest more than 23 years of experience in geologic and water resource investigations.

Petroutson specializes in numerical and analytical computer modeling to evaluate and predict groundwater flow and the movement of plumes of contaminants. He also has conducted numerous field investigations in support of aquifer protection permits and Arizona "Superfund" groundwater investigations. Additionally, he has overseen all phases of water well drilling and design.

Petroutson is the author or co-author of more than 30 technical and professional reports, a member of the National Ground Water Association and the Vice President of a chapter of the Arizona Hydrological Society. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology (Environmental Emphasis) from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and a Master's Degree in Geology from Northern Arizona University. He comes to AMEC from URS Corp. in Tucson, where he served as Project Hydrogeologist and Remedial Investigation Project Manager.

AMEC operates 90 Earth & Environmental offices in North America that specialize in environmental, geotechnical, water resources and materials engineering. The company's Phoenix office has become the hub for its water resources operations in the Western U.S. It is located at 3232 W. Virginia Ave.

AMEC, the international engineering services company, provides design, project delivery and maintenance support to clients in the oil & gas, transportation, industrial and infrastructure sectors. The company generates revenues in excess of U.S. $8.5 billion and works at the local, national and international levels, employing 50,000 people throughout North America, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and some 40 countries worldwide. www.amec.com.

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