Environmental Issues

The Oil and Gas industry holds a major potential of hazards for the environment, and may impact on large areas of the sea, the seabed and on land. They affect the environment through emissions to air, noise from seismic surveys and their physical footprint on the seabed. Commercial fish species are sensitive to sound and, at close range, larval fish might even be killed by seismic sources.  Water contamination due to discharges of water effluents rich in inorganic salts without appropriate treatment (saline pollution). Thermal pollution due to discharge of effluents with temperatures higher than recipient water bodies. Water contamination due to oil spills. Particulate emissions into the atmosphere generated during operations at production and refining plants. Noise pollution caused by equipment and operations that generate loud noise. Sulfur and nitrogen oxides, ammonia, acid mist and fluorine compounds gas emissions from production and refining plants operations. Accidents that impact the environment, such as large oil spills, leaks, fires and explosions on plants. Eventual deaths.

  • Track 1-1 Air Emissions
  • Track 2-2 Water Effluents
  • Track 3-3 Exploration
  • Track 4-4 Drilling
  • Track 5-5 Monitoring
  • Track 6-6 Accidental Events
  • Track 7-7 Solid Wastes
  • Track 8-8 Production

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