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Best Management Practices for the Oil and Gas Industry

Top Ten BMPs: #8 Dust and Tailpipe Emissions

  • Apply water or chemical treatment, such as magnesium chloride, calcium chloride, lignin sulfonate, or asphalt emulsion.
  • Restrict vehicle speeds to 10 mph on-site.
  • Cover or reclaim excavated or inactive storage piles after activity ceases.
  • Wash equipment and reclaim excavation faces.
  • Use telemetry and well automation to remotely monitor and control production.
  • Use centrally stored water that is piped to the well pads and fracturing facilities through a temporary surface line.
  • Use centralized fracturing pads with hard-line frac pipes that can serve many well pads.
  • Centralize (or consolidate) gas processing facilities (separation, dehydration, sweetening, etc.).
  • Use vans and buses to shuttle employees to the work site.

  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

Dust and Tailpipe Emissions

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