water drilling Articles

  • Locating Groundwater Wells for Fracking Operations in West Texas - Case Study

    In June 2014, our clients used AGI resistivity imaging tools to successfully locate a 125-gallon-per-minute groundwater well in West Texas as well as geohazards that could, if left unlocated, cause significant damage to property and increase costs. Process Our clients used the ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Drilling: Then & Now

    In a recent conversation with a colleague, we discussed the then and now of drilling. Reflecting back to 1988, it was jarring to realize that we have entry-level Geologists & Engineers today that were born that year! They won’t ever truly know what it was like then, and how far the drilling industry has come. They would be amazed at the lives, limbs, and hearing lost over past decades, ...


    By Woodward Drilling Co., Inc.

  • Drilling Muds and Drill Cuttings Recovery for Beneficial Reuse

    Drilling Muds Drilling mud, also known as drilling fluid, is a vital component of the drilling process. It helps in the process of drilling boreholes into the earth where holes are required for extraction of oil and gas, core sampling and various other purposes. It is broadly of three types, including water-based, oil-based, and synthetic-based. Among all of these, synthetic-based muds ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...


  • Drilling Mud Circulation System

    As more utility contractors are moving up to larger rigs, they are also moving toward the use of solids removal ( solids control ) systems. These solids control systems are not stand-alone units. They are part of the drilling mud system along with the ...


  • 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

  • Oil Drilling Operation Wasteawater Treatment

    Wastewater Treatment Success Stories Oil Industry Operation Wastewater Treatment Wastewater on a self-contained drilling platform comes from several sources. The following examples are samples obtained from the ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Case Study: Nigerian Drilling Platforms

    Wastewater on a self-contained drilling platform comes from several sources. The following examples are samples obtained from the seven oil-drilling platforms off of the coast of Nigeria. The first platform had samples from the industrial laundry, kitchen, emulsified, cutting oily-water and drilling mud. The samples were treated individually and then combines so as to simplify the platform ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • 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

  • Drilling Mud and Mud Circulation System

    As more utility contractors are moving up to larger rigs, they are also moving toward the use of solids removal ( solid control ) systems. These solid control systems are not stand-alone units. They are part of the drilling fluids system along with the drilling fluid and the fluid pump. ...


  • Drill King International is exploring reverse-circulation drilling opportunities in Chile

    The new XT RC50 hammer from Drill King International completed drilling trials at the beginning of August 2016. This 5in (127mm) reverse-circulation (RC) hammer is the first one from the XT (Extreme Torque) series, introduced by the down-the-hole (DTH) drilling equipment manufacturer from Texas, US. The XT RC hammer series will complement Drill King's extensive line of DTH air- and water-powered ...

  • Modeling emissions from offshore drilling

    To regulate drilling activities proposed by oil and gas companies in the oil-rich Gulf of Mexico (GOM), governing agencies require the submittal and approval of certain plan documents before drilling activities can be initiated. For drilling activities in the Western GOM, these plans typically consist of one of the following: EP, or Exploration Plan – required to conduct ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • 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 ...

  • Nigerian drilling platforms wastewater treatment

    Wastewater on a self-contained drilling platform comes from several sources. The following examples are samples obtained from the seven oil-drilling platforms off of the coast of Nigeria. The first platform had samples from the industrial laundry, kitchen, emulsified wastewater, cutting oily-water and drilling mud. The samples were treated individually and then combined so as to simplify the ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Case study 101: Lodi drilling salt water disposal site

    Operational Profile Type of Operation: Commercial Salt Water Disposal Location: Texas Equipment: Gun Barrel b/d: 2000 bbl Gravity of oil: 50 degrees BS&W beforestudy: 1% Unit size: 4” Separation Enhancer Key ...


    By Eco1st Technology Group

  • Top Water/ Borehole Drilling Companies in Uganda (East Africa)

    Rural water being a source for health, an essential nutrient and a building block for peoples’ lives in local communities cannot be sustained without external support in form of boreholes as they are the ‘surefire’ answer to providing fresh water in rural communities. A borehole is simply a deep-hole or a shaft sunk into the earth purposed ...

  • 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 ...

  • What`s at Stake: The debate over Arctic Drilling

    Royal Dutch Shell is planning to park two massive Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle's waterfront before they head north - but the petrochemical giant will first have to get around protesters in kayaks and others who want to thwart the new frontier in oil exploration and spark a national debate about fossil fuels and climate change. Here's a look at the debate over Shell's plans to drill in the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Equipment List for full solids manage & drilling waste

    Solids Handle & drilling waste management are pretty important for drilling contractor. If they manage this division well, they can save lots of money on drilling mud / drilling chemicals, also they can be environmental friendly. There is much equipment needed for solids control & drilling waste ...


  • Mono nov at the cutting edge of drill waste management

    Equipment from Mono is being used in a joint venture with Baroid Drilling Fluids at a state of the art facility in Kazakhstan. Baroid, part of the Halliburton Company, provides drilling fluids and services to energy companiesworldwide, and is a global leader in Total Fluids Management services. The system is a fully contained closed system and uses a Mono pump for handling oil-based mud ...

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