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Environment 24/7

Over the past two decades safety has become a core value within most sectors of the oil and gas industry. With increased understanding that, in many cases, safety and the environment go hand in hand, environmental training courses are now being developed just as safety programs were in the past. Moreover, environmental performance awards now are being given as industry seeks new ways to encourage better protection of the environment. However, “Environmental Culture” is not where it should be in most companies. The reasons vary, but perhaps the two biggest obstacles are: (1) the lack of understanding of what environmental culture means or should look like, and (2) senior management of many companies have not bought into, or do not recognize the critical role they play in creating such a culture.

Environment 24/7 is the sequel to Safety 24/7—Building an Incident-Free Culture, which is a fictional story of a manager in an organization plagued with injuries and fatalities who is given 120 days to create a culture of safety.

Environment 24/7 takes the fictional story to the next level by demonstrating many of the principles used to successfully change people’s behavior toward safety are key to developing a culture of environmental responsibility and accountability.

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Project Announcements

Publications, Lectures & Presentations

The Environmentally Friendly Drilling Team held a workshop on Natural Occurring Radioactive Material at Ohio State University on May 12, 2014.

Meeting Announcements

Environmentally Friendly Drilling will host Advanced Analytical Methods for Air and Stray Gas Emissions and Produced Brine Characterization Workshop at Houston Advanced Research Center - Lone Star Campus Center in the Board Room on Thursday, July 10, 2014.

Publications, Lectures & Presentations

The Environmentally Friendly Drilling Virtual Rig Kiosk was displayed at the 2nd Annual Energy Network Expo on April 3, 2014 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott & Convention Center in The Woodlands, Texas.

HARC scientists are geared up to conduct measurements of emissions from oilfield equipment powered by dual fuel diesel engines.


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