About the book
Awareness of the importance of environmental issues has become more and more central to the thinking of the oil industry and regulators. This publication presents guidelines on environmental management in oil and gas exploration and production based on the collective experience gained by UNEP and the oil industry. It provides an overview of the environmental issues and the technical and management approaches to achieving high environmental performance. Management systems and practices, technologies and procedures that prevent and minimize the impact on the environment are also discussed.