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Centralized Wastewater Treatment for Facilities Managing Oil and Gas Extraction Wastes: Wastewater Characterization and Management

COURSE NO: C02-077
PDH CREDIT: 2
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Centralized Wastewater Treatment for Facilities Managing Oil and Gas Extraction Wastes: Wastewater Characterization and Management
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course investigates  whether the current Centralized Wastewater Treatment (CWT) Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards (ELGs) are adequately managing wastewater discharges from CWT facilities accepting oil and gas extraction wastes.

 

The EPA collected and evaluated data regarding oil and gas wastewater characteristics, as well as data characterizing discharges from CWT facilities accepting oil and gas extraction wastes, which are presented in this course.

 

The exploration, development and production of oil and gas reserves vary markedly from region to region. There are a number of solid and liquid waste materials generated during oil and gas exploration, extraction and production, and these waste materials may be managed by CWT facilities. The nature and characteristics and quantity of the wastes generated depend upon a number of factors, such as the type of drilling, the characteristics of the formation, the depth of the well and the type and quantity of chemical additives used during drilling, production and well maintenance activities.

 

This 2 PDH online course is intended for chemical, petroleum, environmental and industrial engineers as well as other interested in understanding the wastewater characterization and management used at CWT to treat oil and gas extraction wastewaters.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with the basics of the wastes that are discharged from oil and gas extraction activities
  • Familiarizing with pollutants that are considered for evaluation in drilling wastewater
  • Gaining an overview of the additives used in well development along with their purpose
  • Familiarizing with pollutants that are considered for evaluation in produced water
  • Familiarizing with characterizing the concentrations of pollutants in process wastewater discharges
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review “Centralized Wastewater Treatment for Facilities Managing Oil and Gas Extraction Wastes: Wastewater Characterization and Management”, which is based on Section 5 of the U.S. EPA publication “Detailed Study of the Centralized Waste Treatment Point Source Category for Facilities Managing Oil and Gas Extraction Wastes, publication number EPA-821-R-18-004, dated May 2018.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
CWT FOR FACILITIES MANAGING OIL AND GAS EXTRACTION WASTES: WASTEWATER CHARACTERIZATION AND MANAGEMET (3.8 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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