Réf: HSE05-Waste

Waste Management

  • Duration in hours: 4 x 4h
  • Module level: Foundation
1600 €

Overview: Waste Management is an integral part of Management of the Environment. Oil and Gas Operators have made public commitment to reduce the production of waste and increase their recovery. It is the entire responsibility of the Operator to manage its waste and ensure traceability of it until its final disposal.
In offshore operations it is a sensitive issue framed by stringent international and local regulations protecting the integrity of the oceans.
This course covers the Management of any waste generated by Oil and Gas operations with a specific focus on Hazardous Wastes which may impact human health and Environment.
After having described the diversity of issues of waste and pollutions generated by the Oil and Gas Operations, the course describes the regulatory frame of Waste Management.
It details the Process of Waste Management through a structured Plan defining first the Roles & Responsibilities of the Actors of Waste Management and closing by the Indicators and Reporting allowing to continuously improve the Process.
The main elements of this Plan are the prevention/minimization of wastes, the transport, storage, treatment and disposal of wastes with a particular focus on Hazardous Wastes.


Audience: Head of HSE department, HSE Engineers, HSE Superintendents: All personnel involved in the monitoring of Operator and Contractor performance in term of Waste Management. Members of the administration dealing with the Environment issues of the O&G Industry.


Deliverables: By the end of the course Participants will feel confident in their understanding of:
-    The diversity of issues and the various waste generated by the O&G Operations,
-    The International Regulatory frame, the Best Practices of the Industry in terms of Waste Management,
-    The Waste Management Plans & Procedures,
-    The Monitoring & KPIs.
By the end of the course Participants will be able to:
-    To implement and manage a full Waste Management Plan.


Certificate: The training will be open and closed by an online test. Upon completion of the training, including the test, participants will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance issued by Adinergy.

  1. Diversity of Issues: An Environmental Issue – Waste Impacts - Waste Identification & Quantification: Waste categories - The Hazardous waste types – The listed Hazardous wastes (F-K-U-P) – Waste Management Definitions - Pollution & Impacts of Operations on Environment – Exercise on impacts of O&G operations – Contamination & Pollution prevention - Exercise on identification of atmospheric emissions.

  2. Regulatory Frame - Best Available Techniques: International Conventions related to Waste Management - Exercise on MARPOL convention - International Guidelines & Standards: OSPAR, IOGP, IFC, IPIECA, ITOPF, ISO, UNEP - National Legislation & Company Rules – Best Available Techniques (BAT) definition & examples.

  3. The Waste Management Plan:
    • Roles & Responsibilities: Role definition of the main actors in WM: Waste producer – Waste Holder – Waste Coordinator. Waste Contractor control.
    •  Review of Waste Infrastructures in Country.
    • Waste Limitation and Production Prevention – Hazardous Waste minimization programs.
    • Collection, Segregation and Storage before Processing: Disposal & premises requirements for hazardous wastes.
    • Waste Transportation: General principles – Transport of Hazardous wastes: Packing & Identification. Transportation with licensed and authorized carriers.
    • Waste Treatment: General principles – Specific cases of hazardous wastes: Drilling fluids, drilling cuttings, chemical products. Mercury treatment.
    •  Waste Traceability.

  4. Audit – Reporting - Improvement: Audit - Performance Indicators – Reporting – Training.
    Prevention and Contingency Pollution Plans: SOPEP - OSCP – BOCP

  5. Business Cases.

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