drilling fluid disposal Articles

  • Industry leading drilling fluid dewatering

    The drilling industry is regulated by a myriad of environmental regulations that protect our air, water, and land resources. As these regulations continue to evolve, so too must the technologies utilized by the drilling industry. Though lowering compliance costs is always a worthy initiative, incorporating technology that also enhances the drilling process by improving down-hole conditions and ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • How to economically evaluate a drilling fluid plant? A systematic approach

    As the results of government initiative to increase production, large number of wells are planned to be drilled in the next few years. As a consequence of this, huge volumes of drilling fluid are dumped or disposed into land. To maximise savings of drilling fluid, this study aimed to investigate if it is economically viable to set up a drilling fluid plant. This study provides consistent and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Getting ahead of the Caribou - pitdry process—innovative solidification solution for spent drilling fluids

    An oil company has been producing oil and gas in British Columbia’s Southern Foothills since 1992. The operator has continuously invested in the area and recently opened up new gas producing wells northwest of Fort St John, the largest city in the northeast region of British Columbia. The new wells are situated 4,600 feet above sea level in a rigid mountain terrain. The viable way to connect the ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • How to Deal with Drilling Waste

    At present, environmental protection is a basic state policy in China, and it has been a strategic mission and goal for our country to maintain a sustainable development of society, economy and environment. Along with the continuous improvement of environmental laws and the increasing environmental awareness among people, the departments concerned have successively enacted various environmental ...


  • SAS drilling mud cleaning products

    Effective & fast mud cleaning for the oilfield. SAS microemulsion drilling mud cleaning products speed up the cleaning and removal of drilling mud waste. The cleaning of drilling mud residues from mud pits, offshore supply vessels and mud trucks is traditionally a time consuming task. Using high pressure water or standard cleaning detergents usually results in large volumes of mud slop ...

  • Optimizing drilling efficiencies with a solids control system

    The correct solids control system can improve drilling rig efficiency, reduce costs and minimize the environmental footprint of your operation Although the use of drilling fluids within the HDD / trenchless industry is still relatively new, recent trends suggest that this standard is shifting as solids control is one of the most important phases in the drilling process. This shift is due ...

  • A new approach to drilling waste management – prevention!

    Grangemouth based Surface Active Solutions (SAS) has developed its microemulsion based technology to aid the prevention and management of drilling waste. The many activities surrounding the removal of drilling mud in surface and downhole cleaning applications usually generate significant volumes of oil contaminated drilling waste. The drilling mud is typically removed through the use of solvents ...

  • Principles of HDD Solids Control & Buyers Guide

    Relative to the use of drilling fluids within the oil & gas industry, the use of drilling fluids within the horizontal directional drilling (“HDD”) industry, is new.   As the use of HDD technology did not become mainstream until the 1980’s, it took another decade before drillers started to consider the use of basic drilling fluids.  Even today, ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • The use of oilfield shale shaker

    Shale shaker for solids control are devices that remove drill cuttings from the drilling fluid while circulating and drilling. There are many different designs and research into the best design is constantly ongoing since drilling fluids solids control is vital in keeping down costs associated with the drilling ...


  • Principles of Solids Control

    Although the use of drilling fluids within the HDD / trenchless industry is still relatively new, recent trends suggest that this standard is shifting as solids control is one of the most important phases in the drilling process. This shift is due to a growing awareness that drilling fluid maintenance and disposal can become exponential problems as they are both harmful to the environment and ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • The Application of Waste Solids Management Vertical Cuttings Dryers as an integral element of a successful Solids Control System

    In Elgin’s last White Paper, “Common Challenges Relative to the Use of Decanter Centrifuges for Barite Recovery in the Oil & Gas Industry,” a detailed discussion was offered about the complexities involved in achieving effective solids control when deploying a dual-centrifuge “barite ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • Separation principle of decanting centrifuge

    KOSUN DC series decanting centrifuge is used in separating suspension of solids phase with particle diameter(d≥2μm) for drilling mud and fluids handling. Ruggedly built for oilfield and industrial services, it is especially effective in environmentally sensitive areas. It delivers high fluid-recovery rates and ...


  • Common challenges relative to the use of Decanter Centrifuges for barite recovery in the oil & gas industry

    When centrifuges are properly deployed, they can have dramatic effects on drilling performance. In fact, without them, many of the advances made in drilling would not have been considered achievable. Classically, we believe that centrifuges can achieve two common goals: Reduce the content of drilled fines, specifically colloidal solids, and Perform barite recovery in order to reduce ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • Why the mud won`t stick anymore

    Certainly, the Increased demand on resources within the oil and gas Industry has led to significantly higher costs In many areas of operation, not least having the means to clean equipment, such as mud tank*, pffertivply. And in the process of cleaning the mud pits on the rigs and the cleaning ot Thp mud Tanks on platform supply vessels and barges, there is the added complication of tightened ...

  • Case Study - 28 MW Dual-Flash Power Plant

    Brady Hot Springs, Nevada, USA – 1992 GDA was a partial owner in this successful project and was responsible for exploration and development of the resource. As Manager of Wellfield Development, GDA recommended the comprehensive wellfield development plan, formulated the exploration program, supervised surface geological mapping and geophysical surveys for siting production and injection ...

  • Questions And Answers About Saltwater Spills

    An estimated 1 million gallons of saltwater generated by oil drilling has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, company and tribal officials say, and federal authorities are investigating whether any of the liquid reached Lake Sakakawea, one of the nation's largest man-made lakes. Here are some questions and answers about the spill and saltwater: Q: How does oil drilling produce ...


    By Associated Press

  • Shale gas extraction - frac water treatment

    The client The Client is a company which makes part of a Group based in the Eastern Europe and specialized in drilling activities and well services for the exploration/extraction industry. The Client’s needs Shale is a sedimentary rock that is predominantly comprised of consolidated clay-sized particles. Shale gas is produced from organic-rich shale ...

  • Optimizing water management in hydraulic fracturing for shale oil and gas production

    Centralized treatment of wastewater is emerging as a viable solution for long-term efficiency in managing water sourcing and wastewater treatment in hydraulic fracturing. The number of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) shale oil and gas wells in the United States continues to increase. Within the Bakken Shale formation alone, in North Dakota and Montana, upwards of 15,000 hydraulic fracturing ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Optimizing Water Management in Hydraulic Fracturing for Shale Oil and Gas Production

    Centralized treatment of wastewater is emerging as a viable solution for long-term efficiency in managing water sourcing and wastewater treatment in hydraulic fracturing. The number of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) shale oil and gas wells in the United States continues to increase. Within the Bakken Shale formation alone, in North Dakota and Montana, upwards of 15,000 hydraulic fracturing ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Case study of Moyno Tri-Phaze System

    Pembina Belly River B East Unit, Warburg, Alberta, Canada In 1994, Talisman Energy, Inc. acquired the majority working interest in the Pembina Belly River B East Unit in Warburg, Alberta, Canada. It was considered attractive due to its potential to increase oil production through workovers and infill drilling. The old battery, constructed in the 1960’s, consisted of a production header ...


    By Moyno, Inc.

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