Unconventional Resources: Environmental Management CertificationSUST/SHALEENVGB

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a thorough and applied knowledge of the environmental stakes of an unconventional Oil & Gas development project, including key technical requirements and regulations and public perception. This training is focused on key straightforward arguments that resonate with the public.
Audience :
  • Managers, engineers, and operations staff involved in the management of environmental issues of unconventional development.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • THE STAKES: A CONTROVERSIAL ENERGY

      • Public perception and the industry point of view.
  • TECHNOLOGIES: KEY ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

      • Fracking and water.
      • Hazardous chemicals; proppant.
      • Waste (e.g. sans, NORM & metals).
      • Air emissions.
      • Induced seismicity.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION & IMPACT ASSESSMENT

      • Environmental regulation overview.
      • Environmental impact assessment (what is specific: e.g. induced seismicity).
      • Mitigation and emissions treatment (aquifer protection, gas capture…).
  • WATER MANAGEMENT

      • Introduction to water management.
      • Produced water and water flowback. Monitoring.
      • Technologies of water treatment. Selection and monitoring.
  • SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

  • CASE STUDIES (South Africa, Denmark, USA…)

      • Lessons learned.
  • THE INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY APPROACH (the golden rules) & INTERNATIONAL OIL & GAS PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION

      • Proactive measures.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • describe the global prevailing context for unconventional developments for environmental management at worldwide level,
  • identify key issues and impacts of specific shale gas activities (exploration, fracking, production),
  • identify key technical requirements and regulations in USA and Europe,
  • describe and discuss specific contents of a shale gas Environmental Impact Assessment, mitigation (treatments), and how to develop communication (public participation).

Ways & Means

  • Highly interactive training by an industry-specialist lecturer involved in several shale gas projects.
  • Numerous case studies, applications and illustrations and teamwork sessions.
  • Key Internet references and videos (case studies).

Certification

  • An international recognition of your competencies.
  • A Advanced Certificate is delivered.
  • An expertise confirmed in Unconventional Resources: Environmental Management .
  • Ready-to-use skills.