Environmental issues of design documentation re-use for subsequent wells construction

Authors: Yu.G. Bezrodny, V.V. Novikova (VolgogradNIPImorneft Branch of LUKOIL-Engineering LLC in Volgograd, RF, Volgograd)

Key words: well construction design; state expert examination of design documentation; environmental protection; safety rules in oil and gas industry; repeated application of design documentation; natural resource management; Industry-Specific Construction Standard (ISCS) 39-86.

Industry-specific construction standards, developed in 1986, and new safety rules in oil and gas industry (2013) fail to provide development and successful approval of design documentation for well construction by the state expert examination in compliance with the updated environmental legislation. The article gives the examples of environmental problems in the course of well construction and repeated application of project design documentation for subsequent wells construction. Recommendations to develop the Amendments for the new rules are given.
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