Atmospheric Impacts of the Oil and Gas Industry provides the most up-to-date scientific and technological methods available to quantify oil and gas industry emissions and atmospheric impacts in a manner that is relevant to the development of, compliance with, and enforcement of effective policy and regulations. The book offers a concise survey of these methods to facilitate the implementation of solutions that promote sustainable energy production.
Part I covers a technical and descriptive summary of air quality and global change issues relevant to the oil and gas industry, with Part II summarizing state-of-the-art methods pertaining to the analysis and solution of the problems identified in the earlier section. Examples of state-of-the-art methods covered include real-time monitoring with chemical ionization mass spectrometry, drone-mounted mini-lasers and gas cells, tomographic remote sensing, inverse modeling of emissions, 3D fluid, chemical, and transport models, and contemporary control technologies, such as flare minimization, oxidation catalysts, and vapor recovery.
In addition, field studies, policy-relevant modeling assessments, and regulatory decisions from multiple geographic regions are presented, providing readers best practices from real world applications.
Eduardo P. Olaguer has a Ph.D. in Meteorology from MIT and over 25 years of environmental research experience related to energy and chemicals. He has built complex global and urban atmospheric models, developed advanced techniques for source attribution and remote sensing-based Computer Aided Tomography, and directed two air quality field campaigns (SHARP and BEE-TEX). Dr. Olaguer also served as an editor for peer-reviewed journals in atmospheric and environmental science and on various national and international research panels for industry and government. His current research includes measuring oil and gas industry emissions and modelling their atmospheric impacts using state-of-the-art approaches.
Part I: The Issues that Matter 1. A Brief History of Oil and Gas Development From an Environmental Perspective 2. Overview of Oil and Gas Processes and Their Emissions to Air 3. Toxic Air Pollution on Neighborhood Scales 4. Urban and Regional Ozone 5. Particulate Matter and Surface Deposition 6. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Impacts Part II: Tools for Crafting Solutions 7. Emission Inventories 8. Ambient Air Monitoring and Remote Sensing 9. Data Assimilation and Inverse Modeling 10. Photochemical Simulation 11. MultiScale Impact Assessment 12. Emission Controls