Assessment of environmental fate and effects of discharges from offshore oil and gas operations

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Published by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Monitoring and Data Support Division, Office of Water Regulations and Standards in Washington, D.C .

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  • Offshore oil industry -- Environmental aspects -- United States.,
  • Offshore gas industry -- Environmental aspects -- United States.

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Statementoriginal by Dalton, Dalton, Newport ; as amended by Technical Resources, Inc.
ContributionsDalton, Dalton, Newport., Technical Resources, Inc., United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water Regulations and Standards. Monitoring and Data Support Division.
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Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
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As Amended By: Technical Resources. Environmental Impacts of the Oil and Gas Industries the sensitivity of exploration activities including the definition of ‘no go’ times or conditions.

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Water-based and non-aqueous drilling fluids and drill cuttings are the largest waste streams generated in offshore drilling operations. Environmental impact of oil and gas exploration and production arise at various stages of oil and gas activities including, initial exploration, production and decommissioning at the final stage.

There is a broad range of environmental concerns such as oil discharges from daily operations, theFile Size: KB. According to a new report, downward trends observed in discharges from offshore oil and gas installations can be directly attributed to measures adopted by the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR) and their subsequent implementation by the offshore oil and gas industry.

Abstract. The U.S. Department of Energy initiated a new Oil and Gas Environmental Research Program in The mission of the program is to maximize the production and ultimate recovery of U.S.

oil and gas resources by reducing the cost of effective environmental protection (Ham and Hochheiser, ).Author: Brent W. Smith, David A. Gettleson. Environmental pressures from offshore oil and gas operations are greatest in the North Sea (NS), but there are also high activities in the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea.

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Hydrocarbons and ‘chemicals’ are routinely discharged to the marine environment during offshore oil and gas operations. Environmental aspects of the use and disposal of non aqueous drilling fluids associated with offshore oil & gas operations.

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