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E-581 - Oil & Gas Facilities Environmental Impact Management

  • Managers, advisors, engineers, and operations staff involved in management of environmental issues all along the lifetime of a field development
  • To provide 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 production
Learning Objectives
  • To understand the stakes for the oil and gas industry in terms of risks and environmental impacts
  • To understand techniques, fundamentals and contents of environmental impact assessments
  • To grasp legal requirements and standards with respect to impact on local environment
  • To identify mitigation measures
  • To select key performance indicators, and set up environmental management plans
  • To create an Oil Spill Contingency Plan, including the combating strategy
  • To learn about minimum requirements for restoration and remediation of operational sites
Ways and means
  • Highly interactive training by industry specialist lecturer
  • Numerous applications, illustrations, case studies and teamwork sessions

Environmental stakes & issues related to E&P activities 1 day
  • Historical overview of impact awareness, management
  • Definitions: environmental impact, significance, accidental vs. operational discharges, discharge and pollution
  • Environmental issues: local, regional, global
  • Air, water (availability, pollution), biodiversity, wastes
  • Kyoto protocol, carbon dioxide accounting, clean development mechanisms
  • Toxicity, ecotoxicity
Environmental risk assessment - Standards & regulations 0.25 day
  • Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA)
  • Legal standards: definition, standard determination, Best Available Technology, Best Environmental Practices
  • Environmental Quality Standards (EQS), discharge standards - Regional, international, conventions
Environmental impact assessment - Projects 0.5 day
  • Environmental impact assessment activities throughout the life cycle of a field, tools used for impact prediction
  • The EIA process, Scoping an EIA, Environmental Management Plan - Case study
Environmental risk management - Production activities 0.5 day
  • HSE MS - EMS (ISO 14001), continuous improvement processes
  • Key environmental procedures: wastes management, chemical management, monitoring
  • Oil Spill Contingency Planning
Monitoring & reporting 0.5 day
  • Key performance indicators, Industry performance - Trends
  • Environmental monitoring & surveillance
  • Green House Gases estimation and reporting
Introduction to oil spill response at sea 0.25 day
  • Why an Oil Spill Plan?
  • Behavior of hydrocarbons at sea (calculation of slick movement based on current and wind)
  • How to develop a combatting strategy
  • Typical spill scenarios and response
Oil spill response technologies 0.5 day
  • Dispersion methods
  • Confinement and recovery
  • Shoreline and harbour cleaning
  • Surveillance - Aerial survey
  • Case studies: Erika, etc.
  • Equipment (confinement, absorption, recovery, skimmers, etc.)
Waste management: disposal options of oil-spill waste 0.5 day
  • Strategy - Type of waste
  • Waste collection
  • Transport & Storages (primary, final, …)
  • Treatments options (biological, thermal desorption)
E.U. directive on Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) 0.5 day
  • Introduction (fields of application, …)
  • Pollutions control & Management: the IPPC Directives
  • The SEVESO Directive
  • Site Contingency Plan and Emergency procedures
Contaminated site management 0.5 day
  • Introduction: what is a contaminated site, regulations
  • Health Risk Assessment: tools and management criteria
  • How to apply the remediation: site closure & remediation
  • Transfer models (source, transfer, exposure): the stakes
  • Diagnostics
  • Soils and groundwater remediation techniques
  • Management of Excavated soils
  • Case studies