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Best Management Practices for the Oil and Gas Industry

Top Ten BMPs: #4 Less Toxic Materials

  • Substitute organic additives, polymers, or biodegradable additives for oil-based mud to reduce toxicity.
  • Buy less volatile solvents and liquid chemicals in bulk and keep containers covered.
  • Lubricate with mineral oil and lubra-beads instead of diesel oil.

Less Toxic Materials

  1. Reduce Emissions During Drilling/Completions
  2. Reduce Emissions During Production
  3. Conserve Water
  4. Less Toxic Materials
  5. Reuse Materials
  6. High Efficiency Equipment
  7. Monitoring and Maintenance
  8. Dust and Tailpipe Emissions
  9. System Design
  10. Construction and Reclamation

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