Chapter 1. Environmentally Conscious Petroleum Engineering

  1. Myer Kutz2 and
  2. Ali Elkamel3
  1. M. Rafiqul Awal

Published Online: 1 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470432747.ch1

Environmentally Conscious Fossil Energy Production

Environmentally Conscious Fossil Energy Production

How to Cite

Awal, M. R. (2009) Environmentally Conscious Petroleum Engineering, in Environmentally Conscious Fossil Energy Production (eds M. Kutz and A. Elkamel), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470432747.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Delmar, NY, USA

  2. 3

    University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470233016

Online ISBN: 9780470432747

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Keywords:

  • environmentally conscious petroleum engineering;
  • petroleum engineering - as a formal engineering profession;
  • industrial hazardous waste generation and toxic chemical release;
  • environmental impact of wastes;
  • E&P industry motto and CO2-injection for enhanced oil recovery

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Extent of Environmental Impact of Petroleum

  • Environmental Impact of Wastes

  • Provenance of Environmental Damage

  • Environmental Compliance

  • Environmental Regulations on Fluid and Solids Discharge

  • Major Achievements in Environmentally Conscious Petroleum Engineering

  • Trends of Environmental Impact in the E&P Industry

  • California: A Showcase for Environmently Conscious Petroleum Engineering

  • Potential Sources of Threats to Environment

  • Closing Remarks

  • References

  • Appendix A

  • Appendix B

  • Appendix C

  • Appendix D § 3.13. Rule 13. Casing, Cementing, Drilling, and Completion Requirements (Amended Effective August 13, 1991)

  • Appendix E § 3.14. Rule 14. Plugging (Amended Effective March 1, 1992)