Environmental Hazards

Introduction to Atmosphere Emission 

In this course you will learn about that atmospheric emissions are significant and about the regulations and initiatives that have been put in place to reduce these emissions and the impact they have on the environment.

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Course Description 

Offshore Oil and Gas operations involve the use of energy sources to provide the means for the exploration, development and production of oil and gas.

The energy needed to operate many offshore installations can be measured in many Megawatts (MW) of power. Fossil fuels, typically natural gas and diesel or fuel oils, are used as the energy source and in addition, some of the produced gases and vapours are either combusted or lost to the atmosphere, as caused by process plant operational conditions and limitations.

The resulting atmospheric emissions are significant, therefore many regulations and initiatives have been put in place to reduce these emissions and the impact they have on the environment.

Course Objectives

  • Consider the environmental impacts of atmospheric emissions
  • State the effects that CFC and similar refrigerants have on the atmosphere
  • List some of the elements that are released to atmosphere as a result of operations offshore
  • Recognise the regulatory controls and legislation that applies to atmospheric emissions
  • Define some of the measures that can be taken to reduce emissions
  • Understand the permitting and reporting requirements for atmospheric emissions