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11.27.10

RP 51R, Environmental Protection for Onshore Oil and Gas Production Operations and Leases

RP 51R, Environmental Protection for Onshore Oil and Gas Production Operations and Leases, First Edition/July 2009 This standard provides environmentally sound practices, including reclamation guidelines, for domestic onshore oil and gas production operations. Facilities within the scope of this document include all production facilities, including produced water handling facilities. Operational coverage begins with the design and construction of access roads and well locations, and includes reclamation, abandonment, and restoration operations. Gas compression for transmission purposes or production operations, such as gas lift, pressure maintenance, or enhanced oil recovery (EOR) is included. Annex A provides guidance for a company to consider as a "good neighbor."