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Waste Management Facilities

A cooperative effort among representatives of the oil and gas industry, commercial waste management facilities, and state governments developed guidelines for third party, commercial firms managing exploration and production (E&P) waste. These guidelines reflect our industry's continuing commitment to environmental protection and to assuring that the wastes from oil and gas exploration and production are properly managed.

The guidelines were developed by the an Exploration and Production Waste Management Facility Guidelines Workgroup, coordinated by the American Petroleum Institute (API), which represents a broad cross-section of parties interested in E&P waste management issues. The workgroup includes representatives from the following entities: American Petroleum Institute, ARCO, Chevron, Exxon, Marathon, Mobil, Newpark Resources, Shell, State of Colorado, State of Louisiana, State of Oklahoma, State of Texas, Texaco, and U.S. Liquids.

The guidelines are intended to identify design, construction, and operational options that may be used, depending on site-specific conditions, at facilities to protect human health and the environment. Their purpose is to provide flexible guidance to waste management facility owners and operators while remaining protective of human health and the environment. Although these guidelines are intended to be useful to a varied audience, three audiences will find the information contained herein particularly useful: (1) E&P waste facility owners and operators; (2) customers of the waste management facility (i.e., E&P companies); and (3) state regulatory personnel.

Guidelines for Commercial Exploration and Production Waste Management Facilities

Size: 1,006 MB
Version Date: Feb 27, 2009

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