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December 2020 (published: 17.12.2020)

Number 4(43)

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UDC 658.562

Identification and assessment of environmental risks for oil and gas service companies

Sergeeva I.G., Skhab N.A.

During their activities, service companies serving oil and gas production face several environmental challenges. The implementation of an environmental management system in accordance with the requirements of the international standard ISO 14001 provides asolution to these problems. One of the most important elements of this system is risk-based thinking, planning and implementation of necessary actions in relation to environmental aspects. However, currently existing methods of environmental risk management do not take into account the specifics of the activities of oil and gas service enterprises. This paper provides a methodology for identifying and assessing the environmental risks of service companies that carry out repair and maintenance of pipelines of industrial companies. The authors define an algorithm of actions when working with environmental aspects and propose criteria and methods for assessing the level of environmental risks of oilfield service enterprises, taking into account the specifics of their activities. As the main assessment methods, the usage of expert analysis methods and a risk assessment matrix in a complex are proposed.The authors also define a number of technological operations for which the identification of environmental risks is carried out, and propose measures aimed at preventing the occurrence of risk events. The developed algorithm allows to customize the process of identifying and assessing environmental risks specific to the oil and gas service industry, and can be used by oil and gas companies in the development and implementation of an environmental management system.
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Keywords: environmental risks, the environmental management system, risk management, ISO 14001, oil and gas service.

DOI 10.17586/2310-1172-2020-13-4-3-10

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