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Environmentally Friendly Drilling: Continuing the Quest Forum - Discussion Board

Posting Date: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Operators, service companies, suppliers, research universities, government agencies and environmental organizations are all interested in working together to devise innovative methods to reduce the environmental footprint of onshore field development requiring high density drilling and completion operations.

Taking a holistic approach in addressing environmental and community issues such as air, water, and land, we wish to focus on identifying gaps as well as opportunities. The diverse ecosystems found around the world, semi-arid, upland/woodlands, wetlands, urban, etc. all have unique criteria for low-impact operations. Many oil and gas producers have identified and implemented cost-effective environmental practices and technologies as part of their standard operating practices. The challenge will remain with balancing operations with ecosystems and socioeconomic concerns with economic viability of solutions.

The EFD team has developed an online message board forum area open to all in order to provide an area for discussion for stakeholders to share experiences, technological advances (current, on the horizon and sought) and other 'lessons learned.' Registered users can post questions, concerns and experiences relating to minimizing the impacts associated with oil and gas.
This open forum area will include topics such as:

  • Field Development Strategies
  • Self Regulation
  • Low impact well site and road construction
  • Wellbore integrity
  • Green Completions: Handling emissions and flow-back
  • Hydraulic Fracturing Techniques and Alternatives
  • Handling Produced Fluids: Storage, Treatment, Re-Use, etc.
  • Air Emissions and Inventories
  • Green Equipment and Rigs

The Continuing the Quest Forum can be found at