drilling mud recycling Articles

  • 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 ...

  • Centrifuge Technology in Drilling Fluid Recycling

    Drilling fluid additives and the water that contains them are an essential part and expense of successfully completing a horizontal directional drilling (HDD) installation, and the longer the bore and larger the product being installed, the more drilling fluids cost. Therefore, it makes economic sense to recycle drilling fluids by removing cuttings and recirculating the cleaned ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • Muddy waters

    Mark Zwinderman of Surface Active Solutions, looks at the dangers involved in the cleaning and maintenance of mud tanks and associated equipment The oil industry involves many thousands of people working daily in potentially hazardous circumstances with dangerous chemicals and sophisticated engineering equipment. There has been a consistent and determined drive by the industry to reduce the ...

  • Green machine takes new tangent on wastewater reuse

    The idea came to Jason Snydmiller while he was on the island of Borneo. At the time, Snydmiller had learned that the super-major – one of the six largest non-state-owned energy companies – he was under contract to would promptly fine any contractor that left oil in local waters. Although it seemed callous then, the rule was essential, since locals depended on the water for fishing and prawn ...


  • Reaching underground resources

    Accessing critical resources such as geothermal energy and natural gas requires drilling — an expensive, energy-intensive, messy process with today's technology. An MIT team has been looking into a more elegant approach. Instead of grinding rock to bits, they would use a continuous beam of energy to vaporize it and then blow out the tiny particles that form with a high-pressure stream of ...

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