07. Well Testing – Operational recommendations

07. Well Testing - Operational recommendations

1 Surface

1.1 Anti-pollution measures

It is possible that hydrocarbon pollution of surface waters could occur during production testing. A spill is likely to be limited as the well and production test equipment are constantly monitored and rigged to enable instant closure of the well. Anti-pollution equipment and materials to handle oil pollution must, however, be readily available during well testing operations.

Disposing of crude oil through burners may cause pollution. This is not always detectable at the offshore location (strong currents, adverse weather conditions . . .

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