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E-609 - Unconventional Resources: Environmental Management

E-609 - Unconventional Resources: Environmental Management

5 days
HSE/SHALEENVGB
Sessions
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?

Audience

    • Managers, engineers, and operations staff involved in the management of environmental issues of unconventional development.

Level

  • Foundation
  • 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.
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).
Course Content

THE STAKES: A CONTROVERSIAL ENERGY

0.75 day

  • Public perception and the industry point of view.

TECHNOLOGIES: KEY ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

0.25 day

  • Fracking and water. Air emissions. Wastewater and waste (e.g. sand, NORM and metals, hazardous chemicals).
SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 1 day

ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION & IMPACT ASSESSMENT

1 day

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

CASE STUDIES (South Africa, Denmark, USA…)

1.5 days

  • Lessons learned.

THE INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY APPROACH (the golden rules) & INTERNATIONAL OIL & GAS PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION

0.5 day

  • Proactive measures.
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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).