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Following are a set of P2 options you may wish to implement. No option is perfect for everyone, but sometimes options that have worked at one facility can work at yours. They might also serve as inspiration.

Reviewed Oil and Gas - Separation and Treatmt of Well Fluid Options

Options below have reviewed by pollution prevention specialists. They are commonly recommended and implemented for facilities.

Minimize the generation of blowdown.
  • Recycle back into production stream.
  • Operate cooling towers efficiently to minimize the generation of blowdown.
  • Cascade water use.
Minimize sand and scale production
  • Optimize production rate to minimize sand production.
  • Use uncontaminated sand as fill material.
  • Use scale inhibitors.
  • Avoid mixing incompatible produced waters, which results in scale.
Prevent soil contamination
  • Follow procedures, including maintenance, to prevent soil contamination.
  • Use impervious primary and secondary containment.
  • Use cathodic protection or coated pipe to reduce leaks due to corrosion.
Manage and reduce surplus chemicals
  • Accurately estimate amounts required, or purchase smaller quantities only as required.
  • Offer (or exchange) unused chemicals to other facilities in lieu of recycling, treatment, or disposal.
  • Use non-hazardous chemicals.
  • Store and maintain chemicals properly to prevent spills or leaks.
Manage Filters
  • Change filters only when necessary.
  • Use reusable filters.
  • Use differential pressure as an indicator of needed change.
  • When handling filters, take precautions to prevent oil spillage.
  • Isolate all drained fluids in re-sealable container for in-process recycling.

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