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Best Management Practices for Oil Exploration and Extraction
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.Best Management Practices for Oil Exploration and Extraction What are Best Management Practices? Best Management Practices (BMPs) refer to operating procdures and good housekeeping habits for reducing and preventing pollution. The overall philosophy behind BMPs is to conduct everyday activities in more environmentally-sound manner, recognizing that it may not always be practical to control or manage pollution after it is generated. Using BMPs can help facility save money, protect the environment and improve community well-being. Why Implement Best Management Practices in the Oil Exploration and Extraction Industry? The petroleum industry generates number of wastes during oil exploration and extraction. The primary wastes generated by drilling oil wells are drilling fluids and cuttings. Wastes generated by field production are produced water (i.e., brine, petroleum hydrocarbons, metals, chemical treatment additives) and oily sludges. Secondary wastes include hydraulic fluid, weighting
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- contactCity: Springfield
- contactOrganization: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention
- contactPhoneNumber: 217-782-3397
- contactState: IL
- contactZipCode: 62702
- dateCreated: 07 13 2012
- dateLastModified: 07 13 2012
- description: The petroleum industry generates a number of wastes during oil exploration and extraction. The primary wastes generated by drilling oil wells are drilling fluids and cuttings. Wastes generated by field production are produced water (i.e., brine, petroleum hydrocarbons, metals, chemical treatment additives) and oily sludges. Secondary wastes include hydraulic fluid, weighting agents, acids, solvents, tank bottoms and oil debris. Improper disposal of these wastes has the potential to harm the soil, water resources and wildlife. Each suggested BMP will need to be judged on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the conditions, operations and limitations of each facility. You are encouraged to individualize the BMPs to your operations and site conditions, and to develop your own solutions for preventing pollution.
- govType: State
- language: EN-English
- originatorDepartment: Environmental Protection Agency
- originatorDivision: Office of Pollution Prevention
- originatorJurisdiction: Illinois
- originatorOffice: Illinois