Environmental Hazards

Introduction to Chemical Releases & Chemical Management

It is a requirement that the use of chemicals in an offshore environment is implemented and properly managed with respect to selection and approval for use, purchase and transport to location, and once on location how chemicals are safely stored and used in operations.
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Description 

In the oil and gas industry, the use of chemicals is vital to maintaining efficient operations throughout all phases, from initial drilling, to subsequent production, pipeline and maintenance operations all the way through to abandonment and decommissioning operations.

 It is a requirement that the use of chemicals in an offshore environment is implemented and properly managed with respect to selection and approval for use, purchase and transport to location, and once on location how chemicals are safely stored and used in operations.

Learning Outcome 

By the end of this course you should be able to:
  • Relate to potential impacts of chemical use and releases to the environment
  • Explain why accurate measurement of all chemical usage is important
  • Identify various legislation covering chemical usage offshore 
  • Describe the requirements for maintaining safe chemical storage 
  • List some of the areas where chemicals are used on a process facility 
  • Recognise the precautions used to prevent and mitigate chemical spills 
  • Consider where chemicals may be used on an offshore facility 
  • State how and why chemical usage is recorded and reported"