Regulatory Management in California Oil & Gas Underground Injection Control Operations
International Journal of Economy, Energy and Environment
Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2018, Pages: 58-65
Received: Dec. 27, 2018;
Accepted: Jan. 20, 2019;
Published: Feb. 18, 2019
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Yu Bingsen, College of Petroleum Engineering, Xi’an Shiyou University, Xi’an, China
Yuan Shibao, College of Petroleum Engineering, Xi’an Shiyou University, Xi’an, China
Su Zezhong, College of Petroleum Engineering, Xi’an Shiyou University, Xi’an, China
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Chinese oil & gas companies have not paid attention to the fluid injected into the reservoir that causes the loss of mineral resources and pollution in the environment. Underground injection control regulation is lacking in China. A foreign country’s related experience in regulation and commissioning methods would be able to expedite the regulatory process. The California Division Oil & Gas regulatory agency is currently using underground control regulations to manage all its properties: the underground control evaluation process, aquifer exemption, area of review, injection project monitoring, testing & reporting and publicizing injection project information. In order to stabilize oil & gas production in China, the country will need to establish a new management method. The provincial government should legislate underground injection control regulations, establish a regulatory agency, and publicize the data information. Only then will China be able to protect its mineral resources and the environment.
Underground Injection Projects, Protect the Mineral Resources, Regulatory Commission, Legislate Underground Injection Control Regulations
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Regulatory Management in California Oil & Gas Underground Injection Control Operations, International Journal of Economy, Energy and Environment.
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