When a drilling project has been approved, site surveys should always be performed to minimise the risk of harm to personnel and equipment, and to protect the natural environment, although many oil and gas companies do not do so. Looking at the industry own reports on hazards, one get's a good perspecive of what hazards will be faced.
Super importante que todos la esteja neste dia 12 Janeiro 2016 - sessão da pesquisa de gás e petróleo no Algarve organisado pela ENMC. This session will be in Portuguese but even if you don't have enough Portuguese you can still join us outside the wall in the support group on the 12 January at 18h00pm. We invite you to be there. More info in English below.
Decommissioning of onshore facilities usually includes the complete removal of permanent facilities and well abandonment, including associated equipment, material, and waste disposal or recycling. Specific additional requirements to be considered for oil and gas facilities include well abandonment and pipeline decommissioning options.
Typical non-hazardous and hazardous wastes routinely generated at offshore facilities include general office and packaging waste, waste oils, oil contaminated rags, hydraulic fluids, used batteries, empty paint cans, waste chemicals and used chemical containers, used filters, fluorescent tubes, scrap metals, and medical waste, etc.
Produced water is water produced in association with crude oil, is by far the largest waste stream in most oil fields, accounting for up to 95% of total wastes. It is composed of a complex mixture of inorganic (dissolved salts, trace metals, suspended particles) and organic (dispersed and dissolved hydrocarbons, organic acids) compounds, and in many cases, residual chemical additives (e.g. scale and corrosion inhibitors) that are added into the hydrocarbon production process.
Vast quantities of gas and oil resources are in the process of being discovered under Portuguese waters. The government and executives of oil and gas companies, which includes such names as Repsol, Galp and Partex (an offshore company owned by the Portuguese Gulbenkian Foundation) have been telling us how great this will be for the country. But will it?
Here you find answers to some of the questions that we are asked on a regular basis. These should assist you in deciding for yourself whether you are pro or anti oil drilling in our offshore in the Algarve basin and Alentejo basin, by Repsol /Partex (Gulbenkian Foundation), by GALP/ENI or by Kosmos Energy or any other company that our blinded government deems worthy of an offshore license to drill for oil and gas. Although in this article we focus on Repsol /Partex concessions mainly.