British Petroleum (BP) Refinery

Location: Carson, California
Client: KCS West (formerly Kajima Construction)

Project Elements

  • New Buildings and Upgrades to the PB Refinery Scheduled in Four Phases
  • Aerial Mapping
  • Title Analysis
  • Field Locations
  • Topographic Survey Mapping
  • Construction Staking
  • Project Completed on Time and on Budget


The British Petroleum (PB) Refinery is in the process of constructing numerous new buildings and upgrades scheduled to take place in four phases over the next several years.

PENCO provided aerial mapping, title analysis, field locations, topographic survey map, and land construction staking for this project.

Phase One included new streets, sports field, office building, and parking lot. Phase Two focused on upgrades to the existing facility. Phases Three and Four included on-site topographic work to prepare four additional new buildings.

The challenges of this 1800-acre project included several inconsistent horizontal and vertical control datums; multiple designs; and multiple subcontractors on-site requiring survey layout, as well as difficult site access to safety and hazmat training.

PENCO was chosen for our reputation of providing timely and cost-effective land and construction surveying services. The project was completed on time and on budget.

We’re pleased to announce that we merged with Cannon on August 1, 2018.

As we fully transition into the Cannon family, our website will redirect visitors to our parent company, Cannon Corporation’s, website, If you’d like to find out more about the merger, read about it in this press release.