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

Ming Yang, Faisal I. Khan

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering 2012: Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure, CSCE 2012
Subtitle of host publicationLeadership in Sustainable Infrastructure, CSCE 2012
Pages1240-1253
Number of pages14
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering 2012: Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure, CSCE 2012 - Edmonton, AB, Canada
Duration: Jun 6 2012Jun 9 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings, Annual Conference - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
Volume2

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering 2012: Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure, CSCE 2012
CountryCanada
CityEdmonton, AB
Period6/6/126/9/12

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Yang, M., & Khan, F. I. (2012). Pollution prevention in offshore oil and gas operations: Opportunities and implementation. In Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering 2012: Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure, CSCE 2012: Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure, CSCE 2012 (Vol. 2, pp. 1240-1253). (Proceedings, Annual Conference - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering; Vol. 2).