ESRF NWT Upstream Oil & Gas Waste Stream Study

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ESRF NWT Upstream Oil & Gas Waste Stream Study:
Regional Waste Management Modelling
US-Canada Northern Oil and Gas Research Forum
November 13, 2012, Anchorage Alaska
Todd M. Paget, P. Eng.
Industrial Specialist – Oil & Gas
Environment Division
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR)
Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT)
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ESRF NWT Upstream Oil & Gas Waste Stream Study:
Where?
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NWT, Canada
Why?
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Project Motivation
What?
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Regional Waste Management
How?
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ESRF
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RWMTool
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Deliverables
When?
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Timelines
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Significant Resource Potential in NWT, Canada
Alaska
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Mackenzie Valley - NWT
Beaufort: on, near, and offshore
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Beaufort Sea
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NWT
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NWT
Central Mackenzie Valley
BC
AB
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ESRF NWT Upstream Oil & Gas Waste Stream Study: Regional Waste Management Modelling Tool - RWMTool
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Significant O&G potential in NWT: onshore, near-shore, offshore
Historically: reliance on municipal infrastructure for industrial waste
Existing NWT infrastructure does not meet industrial needs
Government, Land Claimants, Stakeholder concerns:
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Waste management for on-shore, near-shore and off-shore upstream oil and gas
Various waste streams, substantial quantities
facilities not designed, managed or licensed to accommodate
Regulatory jurisdiction and requirements unclear
Coordination of treatment/disposal lacking
No integrated regional approaches
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May result in adverse and unacceptable environmental economic
effects/liabilities to NWT communities, governments
Future development exacerbates challenges
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Result: determining approaches to waste management one of the
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most controversial and time-consuming aspects of planning,
assessments and reviews…
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ESRF NWT Upstream Oil & Gas Waste Stream Study: Regional Waste Management Modelling Tool - RWMTool
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O&G Waste Management identified as priority:
◦ Consultations in regional planning processes:
 Beaufort Sea Strategic Regional Plan of Action
 Beaufort Basin Regional Environmental Assessment
 Significant during Joint Review Panel for proposed MGP
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Regional Waste Management?
Requirements:
◦ Assess immediate and long-term regional management issues
and options resulting from waste production and disposal
 Infrastructure, transportation
◦ Where? On-shore, near-shore and off-shore in the NWT
 Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR)
 Gwich’in Settlement Area (GSA)
 Sahtu Settlement Area (SSA)
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ESRF NWT Upstream Oil & Gas Waste Stream Study: Regional Waste Management Modelling Tool - RWMTool
Project Concept and Proposal developed, submitted to ESRF……
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Environmental Studies Research Funds (ESRF):
◦ Initiated in 1983, receives its legislative mandate through the Canada
Petroleum Resources Act (CPRA)
◦ Designed to assist in the decision-making process related to O&G exp.
and dev. on Canada's frontier lands
◦ Frontier lands: where Canada has the rights situated in areas north of 60
degrees, and offshore of Canada's East and West Coasts
◦ Sponsors environmental and social studies pertaining to petroleum
exploration, development, and production activities on frontier lands.
◦ Funding provided through levies on frontier lands paid by interested
holders; i.e. O&G companies
◦ Directed by joint government/industry/public management board
◦ Administered by secretariat, in Office of Energy Research and
Development, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
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ESRF NWT Upstream Oil & Gas Waste Stream Study: Regional Waste Management Modelling Tool - RWMTool
Technical Objectives:
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Combine waste streams, and projects over regional temporal and
spatial boundaries
Built on database(s)
Waste stream types (WS) and quantities
Waste factors (WF)
Infrastructure and Design Standards in a Searchable Database
Simulate development scenarios projected over spatial and temporal
boundaries
◦ Compare:
 Mass balance scenarios over regional temporal and spatial boundaries
 Infrastructure and Design Standards
Develop info, options……………
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ESRF NWT Upstream Oil & Gas Waste Stream Study: Regional Waste Management Modelling Tool - RWMTool
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Compile waste tables
Verify types…
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Sanitary fluids
Sanitary solids
Domestic Solid Waste
Kitchen Waste
Typical Exploration/Seismic/Drilling/Completions/Workover Waste Types
Blasting sand/material
Mud sacks
Cement returns
Pipe/equipment hydrates
Completion/W.O./well treatment fluids Pipe/equipment scale
Blasting sand/material
Produced sand
Deck drainage
Produced water
Drill cuttings
Tank sludge
Drilling fluids
Thread protectors
Hydraulic test (BOP) fluids
Washwater
Hydraulic fluid
Water (noncontact i.e. cooling water or fire water
Industrial incineration ash
Typical Domestic Waste Types
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greywater
blackwater
Human waste solids
Sanitary incineration ash
Refuse/trash
Domestic incineration ash
Recyclables
Kitchen solid food waste
Near and offshore: Marine
Operations Wastes
Marine support vessels
Drill ship
Ice Breakers
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Type I/II/III waste
Compostable
Non-compostable
Kitchen liquid waste
Food contaminated packaging
Recyclables
Typical Industrial Field Support Waste Types
Absorbent materials
Hydraulic fluid
Antifreeze
Pallets
Contaminated soil
Pallets
Contaminated water/snow
Rags, oily
Batteries
Tires
Filters
Unused and discarded materials
Lab waste, sample wastes, and residues
Used oil
Solvents
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Establish Waste Factors (WF)
Project over common times and
spaces of operation…
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ESRF NWT Upstream Oil & Gas Waste Stream Study: Regional Waste Management Modelling Tool - RWMTool
RWMTool Conceptual Example
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∑WFx x t1
time 1(ti⇨tn)
∑WF(x, y, z) x ∑ tn
∑WFy x t2
time 2(tii⇨tn)
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Spatial Boundaries…
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Their wastes streams overlap in space
and time…
∑WFz x t3
time 3 (tiii⇨tn)
∑WF(x, y, z) x tn = Scenario A
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ESRF NWT Upstream Oil & Gas Waste Stream Study: Regional Waste Management Modelling Tool - RWMTool
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Assist in identifying the economic constraints and
opportunities with regard to regional waste
management options
Assist decision-makers in developing regional waste
management strategies:
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environmentally sound
cost effective
technically feasible
socially acceptable
While minimizing the cumulative environmental impacts
that may otherwise occur
Win win for everyone….
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ESRF NWT Upstream Oil & Gas Waste Stream Study: Regional Waste Management Modelling Tool - RWMTool
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Task 1:
◦ Gather and Prepare Model Input Data, and Database
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Task 2:
◦ Compile Infrastructure and Design Standards in a Searchable
Database
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Task 3:
Develop Regional Waste Modelling Tool:
◦ Application interface (API) OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium)
compliant for integrations with GIS software and Web Mapping
Services (WMS)
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Task 4:
◦ Final Report
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ESRF NWT Upstream Oil & Gas Waste Stream Study: Regional Waste Management Modelling Tool - RWMTool
Task
Year
Due date
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Contract Start Date
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1-May-12
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Gather and Prepare Model Input Data and Produce Database
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31-Oct-12
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Compile Infrastructure and Design Standards in a Searchable Database
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30-Apr-13
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Develop a Regional Waste Modelling Tool (RWMTool)
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31-Oct-13
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Draft Final Report
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31-Jan-14
Final Report
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30-Apr-14
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Environment & Natural Resources (ENR) – TAG Lead
Environment Canada (EC)
Contractor (AMEC)
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC)
Industry Rep
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ESRF NWT Upstream Oil & Gas Waste Stream Study:
Regional Waste Management Modelling
US-Canada Northern Oil and Gas Research Forum
November 13, 2012, Anchorage Alaska
Thank you!
Questions?
Todd M. Paget, P. Eng. : [email protected]
Industrial Specialist – Oil & Gas
Environment Division, ENR, GNWT
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