This course focuses on sustainability of the petroleum (oil and gas) and mining industry with emphasis on environmental impacts associated with extraction, production, storage, distribution and utilization of industrial products and services. The course discusses oil and gas extraction process, petroleum refining, and mine development and offers commentary on developments in cleaner technologies in the resource sector. The regulatory framework of these industries is also addressed along with adaptive management strategies aimed at preventing ecosystem destruction due to extraction activities. Sustainability management systems, risk communication and emergency response to incidents will also be covered.
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