Analysis and evaluation of the environmental impacts of upstream petroleum operations

Irhoma, A., Su, D. ORCID: 0000-0002-9541-8869 and Higginson, M., 2016. Analysis and evaluation of the environmental impacts of upstream petroleum operations. International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 30 (1/2), pp. 116-142. ISSN 1368-2148

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Abstract

Sustainability is increasingly considered an essential business function, but in Libya, petroleum companies are slow to address operational issues that could reduce environmental concerns. This study aims to evaluate the environmental impacts of upstream petroleum operations. The methods adopted in the study are a literature review, an environmental impact assessment (EIA) study and qualitative analyses from, fieldwork trials and 56 semi-structured interviews. The results of the study show that the main environmental impacts are aquatic, terrestrial or atmospheric, with the most significant pollutants linked to the latter category, mainly from engine exhausts, turbine emissions, gas flaring and venting. Major environmental degradations are identified in Libyan upstream operations and a number of recommendations formulated minimising their effect. Particular importance is placed on establishing strict sustainability policies and regulations, and the implementation of an environmental management system.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management
Creators: Irhoma, A., Su, D. and Higginson, M.
Publisher: Inderscience
Date: 2016
Volume: 30
Number: 1/2
ISSN: 1368-2148
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 01 Apr 2016 16:20
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:00
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/27284

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