AECOM Experts Co-Author Petroleum Industry Remediation Guide

AECOM Experts Co-Author Petroleum Industry Remediation Guide

AECOM recently authored a global handbook for remediation in the petroleum industry.

AECOM recently authored a global handbook for remediation in the petroleum industry.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 9:05am

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AECOM remediation experts have co-authored a new Good Practice Guide for Management and Remediation of Sites in the Petroleum Industry for the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA).

AECOM senior remediation and environmental engineers Chris Carleo and Kelly Hansel, working closely with experts from major oil and gas companies, co-authored the remediation manual, which details strategies and practices for managing contaminant releases to soil and groundwater from refineries, terminals, gas stations, and exploration and production facilities. The new guide summarizes cleanup principles and approaches, provides a globally applicable risk-based framework for identifying and managing impacts and corrective actions, and aligns innovative and proven risk management and site remediation technologies with industry standards.

AECOM has worked extensively with IPIECA to improve environmental performance and natural resource management, especially in developing countries and emerging economies. Earlier, M. Venkatesh, AECOM senior vice president, process engineering, authored IPIECA's manual on Petroleum Refinery Water and Wastewater Management." According to Venkatesh, "These remediation approaches and techniques can be successfully applied at facilities to produce positive environmental outcomes and cost savings, especially where information on standards and practices is not available." Venkatesh was study manager for the remediation manual.

Carleo has 30 years of experience in site remediation for major industries and expertise in investigation, conceptual site models, feasibility studies, and remedial design and action development. Hansel has 23 years of experience in remediation of petroleum releases to soil, surface and groundwater, sediment, as well as fate and transport and exposure pathways.

AECOM is a premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm with a leading environmental practice serving the oil and gas industry and other clients. IPIECA is the London-based oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, with membership covering half of the world's oil production, and principal communication channel with the United Nations.

Read AECOM's global handbook for remediation in the petroleum industry and visit the company's oil and gas section for more information.


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