REVIEWED P2 OPTIONS
for the Oil and Gas - Separation and Treatmt of Well Fluid Process
Following are a set of P2 options you may wish to implement. No option is perfect for everyone, but sometimes options that have worked at one facility can work at yours. They might also serve as inspiration.
Reviewed Oil and Gas - Separation and Treatmt of Well Fluid Options
Following are a list of options that have been reviewed by pollution prevention specialists.
These options have worked at other facilities and may work at yours.
Minimize the generation of blowdown.
Recycle back into production stream.
Operate cooling towers efficiently to minimize the generation of blowdown.
Cascade water use.
Minimize sand and scale production
Optimize production rate to minimize sand production.
Use uncontaminated sand as fill material.
Use scale inhibitors.
Avoid mixing incompatible produced waters, which results in scale.
Prevent soil contamination
Follow procedures, including maintenance, to prevent soil contamination.
Use impervious primary and secondary containment.
Use cathodic protection or coated pipe to reduce leaks due to corrosion.
Manage and reduce surplus chemicals
Accurately estimate amounts required, or purchase smaller quantities only as required.
Offer (or exchange) unused chemicals to other facilities in lieu of recycling, treatment, or disposal.
Use non-hazardous chemicals.
Store and maintain chemicals properly to prevent spills or leaks.
Change filters only when necessary.
Use reusable filters.
Use differential pressure as an indicator of needed change.
When handling filters, take precautions to prevent oil spillage.
Isolate all drained fluids in re-sealable container for in-process recycling.
The Zero Waste Network is a project of the University of Texas at Arlington's Enviornmental Training institute. The tools on this site are presented free of charge to help you find pollution prevention alternatives that work for your facility. They were originally developed throught the support of grant funding from the United States Environmental Protection Agency and contributions from several state, private and non-governmental entities. If you need assistance implementing these options contact us, or enroll in one of our upcoming classes .