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Atmospheric Emissions from Oil and Gas Extraction and Production in Greece

Version 1 : Received: 25 November 2017 / Approved: 26 November 2017 / Online: 26 November 2017 (12:21:40 CET)

How to cite: Papailias , G..; Mavroidis, I. Atmospheric Emissions from Oil and Gas Extraction and Production in Greece. Preprints 2017, 2017110165 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201711.0165.v1). Papailias , G..; Mavroidis, I. Atmospheric Emissions from Oil and Gas Extraction and Production in Greece. Preprints 2017, 2017110165 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201711.0165.v1).

Abstract

This paper addresses the atmospheric emissions from oil and gas extraction and production in Greece. The study was carried out in 2014 in the Kavala gulf, which currently is the only location of oil and gas production in Greece and where the exploration activities for hydrocarbons started in the late ‘60’s. This study presents the qualitative and quantitative characteristics of atmospheric emissions, in relation also to the emissions’ control management system. Particular reference is made to sulphur compounds since the existence of volcanic rocks results to increased amounts of H2S. The results shows that, currently, atmospheric emissions of pollutants during extraction and production of hydrocarbons in Greece are very low and do not have any significant effect on air quality and climate change. Since it is expected that exploitation of hydrocarbons and oil and gas extraction and production will increase in the future, appropriate measures should be taken to ensure environmental protection, such as the development of integrated monitoring systems and the use of up to date emission control technologies.

Subject Areas

oil and gas production; atmospheric emissions; greenhouse gases; gas flaring; H2S

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