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E-612 - Environmental Management of Water in E&P

E-612 - Environmental Management of Water in E&P

4 days
HSE/WATERMGT
Sessions
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?

Audience

    • Environmental Engineers and Chemists, looking for technical information and understanding of water management and treatment related issues in Oil & Gas operations.

Level

  • Foundation
  • This course aims to acquire a detailed understanding of industrial water management and treatment involving Oil & Gas operations, as well as the technology of main evolved equipment and monitoring basics.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • explain the environmental challenges associated with water management,
  • be aware of water reject standards and disposal specifications, as well as water injection quality requirements,
  • detail the available process technologies allowing to respect discharge regulations and ensure water injection compatibility,
  • describe the treatment options of waste water for drilling and domestic use.
Course Content

INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER IN E&P

0.5 day

  • Sources of industrial wastewater.
  • Environmental risks associated with industrial wastewater. Main impacts.
  • Strategies for the management of industrial wastewater.

INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER REGULATIONS FRAMEWORK

0.5 day

  • Historical approach: main incidents at the origin of regulations development.
  • International standards and regulations. International conventions: OSPAR, Barcelona, etc.
  • Main environmental quality standards for water.
  • Case study: benchmarking in offshore regulations; OSPAR convention.

PRODUCED WATER TREATMENT

1 day

  • Produced water chemistry and characterization.
  • Factor affecting water treatment.
  • Produced water treatments:
  • Primary: API tanks, plate separators.
  • Secondary: flotation, coalescent filters, hydrocyclones.
  • Tertiary: membranes, biological treatments.
  • Chemicals and chemical treatments.
  • Comparison of available techniques (aim of processes, selection criteria, reference costs).
  • Water analysis on site. Overview of the main techniques.
  • Produced water system monitoring & troubleshooting.
  • Polluted water management. Open drain systems.

INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER FROM DRILLING OPERATIONS

0.5 day

  • Sources of industrial wastewater from drilling operations. Water base mud.
  • Onsite treatment options.
  • Strategies for reutilization.

DOMESTIC SEWAGE WATER MANAGEMENT

0.5 day

  • Sources of domestic sewage water.
  • Strategies for treatment.

AVAILABILITY OF WATER - MAIN CHALLENGES

0.5 day

  • Impacts of water use in areas of water stress. Environmental and social challenges.
  • Strategies for reduction of water consumption. Reuse.
  • Protection of underground water sources.

MONITORING & REPORTING

0.5 day

  • Main key performance indicators regarding water management.
  • Reporting of quality standards.
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