This publication, prepared in cooperation with the oil industryas Exploration Production Forum, sets out the oil exploration process, describes the potential environmental consequences of exploration and recommends measures for the prevention or minimization of adverse impacts. The material is based on the experience of IUCNas Environmental Assessment Service.Typical drilling rig modules include a derrick, drilling mud handling equipment, power generators, cementing ... or mud is continuously circulated down the drill pipe and back to the surface equipment to balance underground hydrostatic pressure, ... If the well does not contain commercial quantities of hydrocarbons, the site is abandoned in a safe and stable ... of the reservoir, to determine the number of development wells required, and whether any further seismic work is necessary.
|Title||:||Oil and Gas Exploration and Production in Arctic and Subarctic Onshore Regions|
|Publisher||:||IUCN - 1993-01-01|