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E-614 - Environmental Pollution & Waste Management

  • Managers, advisors, engineers and operations staff involved in the management of environmental issues all along the lifetime of a field development: from design to operation.
  • This course provides a thorough and applied knowledge of efficient techniques, industry standards and best practices for managing waste and environmental pollution.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • understand the stakes for the Oil & Gas industry for Environmental Management,
  • understand contents of environmental impact assessments and mitigations (treatments),
  • identify mitigation measures, air treatment techniques, waste water treatment, wastes treatment, soil remediation,
  • implement an Oil Spill Contingency Plan, including the combating strategy,
  • learn about requirements and technique for remediation of operational sites,
  • select key performance indicators and set up monitoring with environmental management plans, including monitoring techniques/analysis of all emissions and environment.
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Highly interactive training by industry-specialist lecturers.
  • Numerous applications and illustrations, case studies and teamwork sessions.

Introduction to waste & pollution management 0.25 day
  • Environmental stakes of Oil & Gas companies and projects.
  • Environmental mitigation measures principles.
Atmospheric pollution & treatment 1 day
  • Air emission & pollutant inventory. Greenhouse gases.
  • Flare emissions reduction techniques - Case study:
  • Gas injection and gas lift.
  • Gas valorization strategies.
  • Process emissions reduction. Control of fugitive emissions.
  • Reduction of emissions related to power generation:
  • Electrification.
  • Energy efficiency strategies.
  • Logistics management to reduce emissions.
Waste effluent pollution & treatment 1.25 days
  • Waste effluent inventory (production water, cooling water), pollutants.
  • Production water treatment and disposal:
  • Primary: API tanks, plate separators.
  • Secondary: flotation, coalescent filters, hydrocyclones.
  • Tertiary: membranes, biological treatments.
  • Chemicals and chemical treatments.
  • Water injection.
  • Open drain & closed drains: collection and treatment.
  • Drilling fluids treatment:
  • Water base mud recovery and cuttings treatment.
  • Oil base mud recovery and cuttings treatment.
  • Domestic effluents treatment:
  • Isolated camps treatment options.
  • Permanent camps treatment options.
Oil spill response at sea - Technologies 1 day
  • Content of an Oil Spill Response Plan.
  • Offshore spill treatment (dispersants, booms and recovery, …).
  • Onshore spill treatment (pumping, skimming, bioremediation, thermal desorption, …).
Solid waste treatment technologies 0.5 day
  • Chemical treatments.
  • Physical treatments.
  • Disposal methods: advantages/drawbacks.
Pollution & remediation techniques 0.75 day
  • Treatment selection: in-situ, onsite, ex-situ.
  • When and how applying technologies: physical, chemical, biological treatments.
  • Case study.
Monitoring & reporting 0.25 day
  • Main Key Performance Indicators related to pollution control and waste treatment.