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E-608 - Environmental Management

  • Managers, advisors, engineers, and operations staff involved in management of environmental issues all along the lifetime of a field development.
  • This course provides a thorough and applied knowledge of best industry standards and practices for appraising environmental matters throughout the life cycle of a field development, to implement the management of impact and risks throughout the life cycle of a Project from exploration up to abandonment.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • explain the fundamentals of environmental management in terms of risks and impacts,
  • describe techniques, fundamentals and contents of environmental impact assessments,
  • grasp legal requirements and standards applicable to specific projects,
  • identify mitigation measures,
  • select key performance indicators, and set up environmental management plans,
  • explain the content of an Oil Spill Contingency Plan.
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Several applications and illustrations.
  • Several case studies and teamwork sessions.

Fundamentals of environmental management 0.5 day
  • Why environmental management is necessary. Concept of sustainability.
  • Definitions: environmental impact, significance, accidental vs. operational discharges, discharge and pollution.
  • Legal standards: definition, standard determination. Best Available Technology. Best Environmental Practices.
  • Environmental Quality Standards (EQS), discharge standards - Regional, international, conventions.
  • Introduction to Social management.
Environmental, social & health impact assessment 1 day
  • Risk Assessment: concept of hazards, risks, hazard identification and risk assessment process.
  • Impact assessment throughout the lifecycle of the project.
  • Aspect and potential impact identification.
  • Sources of environmental information.
  • Impacts on atmosphere: air pollution, GHG emissions.
  • Impacts on aquatic resources: water pollution and water availability.
  • Impacts on land resources: ground pollution and land use.
  • Impacts on biodiversity.
  • Socio-economic and cultural impact.
Environmental management plan 0.75 day
  • Concept and elements.
  • Control measures to reduce air emissions.
  • Control measures to reduce water consumption and water pollution.
  • Control measures to reduce land pollution and use.
Monitoring & reporting 0.5 day
  • Key performance indicators, Industry performance - Trends.
  • Environmental monitoring & surveillance.
  • Green House Gases estimation and reporting.
Waste management plan 0.5 day
  • Strategy - Type of waste.
  • Waste collection.
  • Transport & Storages (primary, final, …).
  • Treatments options (biological, thermal desorption).
Management of environmental emergencies 0.75 day
  • Identification of spill scenarios.
  • Oil Spill contingency planning strategies: onshore and offshore cases.
  • Typical resources for oil spill contingency plans.
Stakeholders engagement 0.25 day
  • Stakeholders identification.
  • Engagement and information process.
  • Stakeholders engagement plan review.
Environmental management system 0.5 day
  • Elements of environmental management systems.
  • Referentials and certification. ISO 14001.
  • EMS as part of integrated management systems.
  • Environmental culture and leadership in the organisation.
Energy management 0.25 day
  • Introduction to energy sources.
  • Energy efficiency. Measures for improvement.
2017 course calendar
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Dec 04 - 08 Pau €3,400 Online