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Pollution prevention in offshore oil and gas operations: Opportunities and implementation


Yang, M and Khan, FI, Pollution prevention in offshore oil and gas operations: Opportunities and implementation, Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering 2012: Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure, CSCE 2012, 6-9 June 2012, Edmonton, Canada, pp. 1240-1253. ISBN 9781622768004 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Rapid development of offshore oil and gas (OOG) production, increasing environmental awareness, and strict legislations support the need for pollution prevention (P2) in OOG operations. However, the implementation of P2 has been impeded due to (1) the lack of well-developed P2 technologies, and (2) the requirement of more re-development, training, and disruption in current operations compared to pollution control technologies. In this regard, this paper investigates the P2 opportunities in OOG operations. Future work is required for the development of reliable and cost effective technologies or practices with respect to these P2 opportunities. Moreover, the integration of P2 and environmental management system (EMS) is proposed for the effective and systematic implementation of P2 options.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:cost-effective technology, environmental awareness, environmental management system (eMS), offshore oil, pollution control technology, pollution prevention, re-development, civil engineering, environmental management systems, pollution control
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Environmental rehabilitation and restoration
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Mining and extraction of energy resources
Objective Field:Oil and gas extraction
UTAS Author:Khan, FI (Professor Faisal Khan)
ID Code:120792
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2017-08-30
Last Modified:2017-11-01

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