Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
Vol. 19, No. 4, 2015, pp. 767-770
Bioline Code: ja15095
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 19, No. 4, 2015, pp. 767-770
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Evaluation of Some Physicochemical Properties and Heavy Metals in Post-Treated Produced Water from Offshore Locations in the Niger Delta Area, Nigeria|
ONYEMA, H. K.; IWUANYANWU, J. O. & EMEGHARA, G. C.
This study evaluated the physiochemical properties of produced water.
The effective management of offshore E&P wastes is one of the challenges facing the oil
and gas industry in Nigeria. Sampling points were carefully selected to obtain samples
that are truly representatives of the post-treated produced water. The pH of the recipient
marine water showed compliance with the DPR(Department of Petroleum Resources)
standards unlike that of the produced water with a mean value of 6.33.The study
concludes with the recommendation that the provisions of Environmental Guidelines and
Standard for the Petroleum Industry (EGASPIN ) should be followed strictly to facilitate
effective management of offshore E&P wastes in Nigeria as it is not in line with
contemporary international standards as most of the parameters tested and analyzed are
not within limit.