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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 - Well Treatment Options

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

Reduce drums and containers
Switch to purchase of materials and chemicals in bulk containers, reducing the amount of drums requiring handling. Added benefit: less drum handling results in fewer spills and releases requiring cleanup (of contaminated soil).
Use recyclable drums and containers
Purchase materials in returnable/recyclable drums and containers.
Manage chemical inventory
Control inventory by accurately estimating amounts required, or ordering small quantities only as needed.
Exchange unused chemicals
Offer (or exchange) unused chemicals to other facilities in lieu of recycling, treatment, or disposal.
Explore less hazardous products
Determine whether non-hazardous or less hazardous products are available by asking manufacturers representatives and trade groups.
Reuse produced water
Recycle water in hydrotesting of pipeline, equipment, and tanks.
Manage fracturing fluids
  • Use mix-on-the-fly systems for fracturing fluids.
  • Recycle unused fracturing oil back into production stream.
  • Plan fracturing job carefully to avoid mixing unnecessary fluids.

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