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Guiding Principles of Chemical Stewardship for Oilfield Services Companies

Saturday, September 29 | 9:15 AM – 9:45 AM

Learning Level: Competent | Topic: Program Management

The global trend to extend production within mature fields and develop new unconventional resources is a driver for increased chemical use and the development of new chemistries. Concurrently, government regulatory agencies, politicians, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and the public call for increased transparency and disclosure of the chemical composition of products used as well as measures taken by companies to address the health, safety, and environmental hazards associated with their operations. Model best practices developed by trade organizations representing the chemical industry were evaluated to identify common themes. As a result, five guiding principles were identified that could be applied to the oilfield service sector.  This session will review the five principles and discuss the concept of developing sustainable chemical stewardship best practices for oilfield services companies.

Learning Objectives

  1. Compare challenges to those of the Oilfield service sector for responsibly managing the chemicals used when providing services to oil and gas production operations.
  2. Apply the approaches taken to accommodate the diverse size and scope of company operations in the OFS sector to their operations.
  3. Identify the differences between example industry model best practice approaches and evaluate which of them might apply to their own circumstances.
Brian McHenry, Director, Global Chemical Stewardship, Halliburton​