API RP 51
Onshore Oil and Gas Production Practices for Protection of the Environment
|Publication Date:||1 February 2001|
This standard provides environmentally sound practices for domestic onshore oil and gas production operations. It is intended to be applicable to contractors as well as operators. Facilities within the scope of this document include all production facilities, including produced water handling facilities. Offshore and arctic areas are beyond the scope of this document. Operational coverage begins with the design and construction of access roads and well locations and ends with abandonment/ restoration operations. Gas compression for transmission purposes or production operations, such as gas lift, pressure maintenance, or enhanced oil recovery is included; however, gas processing for liquids recovery is not addressed.