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

COURSE NO: C04-058
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Centralized Wastewater Treatment for Facilities Managing Oil and Gas Extraction Wastes: Wastewater Management Practices
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of wastewater treatment technologies that are applicable to the treatment of oil and gas extraction wastes used at centralized wastewater treatment (CWT) facilities managing these wastes.


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.


CWT facilities that manage oil and gas extraction wastewaters use a variety of treatment technologies, depending on characteristics of the wastewater received and the treatment objectives.


This 4 PDH online course is intended for chemical, petroleum, environmental and industrial engineers as well as other interested in learning about the wastewater treatment technologies that are 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 following waste treatment technologies: chemical precipitation, filtration/flotation/ sedimentation and crystallization
  • Understanding the following technologies: evaporation/condensation, reverse osmosis, and biological treatment
  • Learning about the cost considerations of the listed technologies
  • Understanding the capabilities and limitations of the listed technologies
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review “Wastewater Management Practices: Centralized Wastewater Treatment for Facilities Managing Oil and Gas Extraction Wastes”, which is based on Section 6 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.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 4 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on section 6 of this EPA publication.
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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