Drilling Waste News

  • New hydrofracturing book published by NGWA Press

    An Introduction to Water Well Hydrofracturing: A Form of Well Development and Cleaning, was recently published by the Association under its NGWA Press label. Authored by Stuart A. Smith, CGWP, and Allen E. Comeskey, CPG, the book is an update of the text Smith authored in 1989 titled Manual of Hydraulic Fracturing for Well Stimulation and Geologic Studies. The new book discusses how ...

  • `Boiling hot` leads to cool results: Army employs hot new approach to environmental remediation

    Army officials are breaking ground on a decades-long environmental remediation project to lift contaminants out of acres of land located on Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville, Alabama. Across football field-sized areas that became contaminated with industrial chemicals, workers employ a hot new approach to soil and groundwater remediation. They use an environmental treatment method called ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Dr. Bridget R. Scanlon receives groundwater’s top science award

    Bridget R. Scanlon, Ph.D., senior research scientist with the Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, has received the National Ground Water Association’s 2016 M. King Hubbert Award for major science contributions to the knowledge of groundwater. “Dr. Scanlon is an active and energetic scientist devoted to the advancement of ...

  • TOS-designed `EFS` containment system

    When drilling long horizontals with high volumes of gas and mud, there's always that chance that the fluids will end up blown through the gas buster and out onto location. In a modern environment that is increasingly calling for containment or remediation, reducing that risk is sensible business. Trilliant has designed and is currently installing our new EnvironFlare System (EFS) for supplemental ...

  • Superior remediation process proven in WY

    Ever tried to quantify what you are spending in man hours, equipment rental, materials handling, outside trucking and dump fees to handle your drill cuttings? Ever wonder when the long-tail liability of landfarming or consigning to a hazmat landfill might come back to you? Trilliant has the answer for your contaminated soil remedation needs. Trilliant's proven Thermal Desorption Unit "TDU" ...

  • World’s largest drilling mud treatment plant on the verge of commissioning

    At this year’s IFAT – World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management in Munich – econ industries presents once more its proven and resource-conserving technology VacuDry to an international audience. An important issue is the construction progress of the world’s largest treatment plant for drilling mud ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • econ VacuDry Technology safely separates oil, water and mercury from the solids

    Common drilling procedures for oil and gas, used widely around the world, produce a consistently increasing amount drill cuttings containing oil. Our VacuDry® technology (vacuum distillation) is designed to safely separate oil, water and mercury from the solids (including NORM), allowing reuse of the oil and safe disposal of the water, mercury, solids and NORM. Treatment of drill cuttings is ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Drill cuttings treatment in Azerbaijan

    Drill cuttings containing hydrocarbon contaminants from the Oil & Gas industry are generally considered to be special waste. They are the broken bits from boreholes mixed with water and drilling fluids. Fluids released during the drilling process comprise of water, diesel or other hydrocarbons used for lubrication. There are various different ways to handle drill cuttings. To this ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Mud Tanks/ High & Low Catch Tanks

    Trilliant's 200, 300, & 400 bbl Mud Tanks, are designed and built for multiple uses. The tanks can be used to mix drilling fluids and/or store them. These tanks can also be used as flow back tanks and as flocculent tanks. The tanks have three compartments and each wall has a one foot weir for skimming abilities if needed. Trilliant's High & Low Catch Tanks are designed and built to ...

  • Gas Busters

    Trilliant Oilfield Services has single mud/gas separators of varying sizes. These separators are capable of safely handling the high volumes of surface gas and liquid which today's under balanced and horizontal drilling projects are producing. Our design provides for an efficient and high degree of mud/gas separation. The 6X23 separator under atmospheric operations has a liquid capacity of 96,000 ...

  • Dr. Robert Cleary receives NGWA’s Special Recognition Award

    Robert Cleary, Ph.D., president of Princeton Groundwater Inc., Tampa, Florida, has received the 2015 Special Recognition Award from the National Ground Water Association. The Special Recognition Award is presented to an individual or organization demonstrating dedication, service, and commitment to the groundwater industry and community through involvement and achievement on a local or regional ...

  • econ industries will deliver the largest and most efficient recycling facility for drilling fluids

    Recycling of synthetic drilling fluids from drill cuttings with VacuDry® equipment is state-of-the-art since several years. Now, we are proud to inform you about the delivery of the largest and most efficient recycling facility for drilling fluids that was ever built. Consisting of 4 pcs. of VacuDry® 12,000 evaporators this delivery will be able to treat around 40,000 tons of fresh drill ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • James ‘Jim’ Jackson of Alloy Machine Works Inc. receives NGWA’s manufacturer award

    James “Jim” Jackson, president and CEO of Alloy Machine Works Inc. of Houston, Texas, has received the Manufacturers Division Special Recognition Award from the National Ground Water Association. The award recognizes Jackson’s contributions to the groundwater industry from the manufacturing sector. It will be presented during the 2015 Groundwater Expo in Las Vegas, December ...

  • Drilling boom brings rising number of harmful waste spills

    Carl Johnson and son Justin, who have complained for years about spills of oilfield wastewater where they raise cattle in the high plains of New Mexico, stroll across a 1 1/2-acre patch of sandy soil - lifeless, save for a scattering of stunted weeds. Five years ago, a broken pipe soaked the land with as much as 420,000 gallons of wastewater, a salty drilling byproduct that killed the shrubs and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Investigation: EPA, state underestimated spill potential

    Federal and state regulators underestimated the potential for a toxic blowout from a Colorado mine, despite warnings more than a year earlier that a large-volume spill of wastewater was possible, an internal government investigation released Wednesday found. The regulators wrongly concluded there was little or no pressure from the millions of gallons of water trapped inside the inactive Gold King ...


    By Associated Press

  • Equipment for the elimination of the sludge pits at international forum

    IPEC presented its own solutions to preserve the environment at Caspian Day, which was celebrated on August 12-13, 2015 in Astrakhan. The representatives of governments, businesses, public and scientific organizations of the Caspian states attended the international forum. Thermal Decomposition Plant TDP-2-200, ...


    By IPEC

  • Growth in the $7.6 Billion U.S. Remediation Market Slips in 2014 Despite Rebound in the Private Sector

    The U.S. environmental remediation market declined 2% in 2014 as larger companies lost share, although it was an improvement over the 4% decline reported in 2013, according to Environmental Business Journal's annual review of the remediation market. EBJ's annual remediation survey, conducted in March-April 2015, showed that for the more than 50 respondents reporting remediation revenues in 2014, ...

  • Pyrolysis plant TDP-2-200 at the international oil and gas exhibition MIOGE-2015

    TDP-2-200 is the solution for critical waste management in oil and gas industry. It processes drilling waste and oil sludge and converts them into valuable substances: boiler fuel, gas and high quality biochar. The final products of pyrolysis process are not only excellent substitute for fossil fuels but as commodity yielding significant value in green ...


    By IPEC

  • Tomorrow: EPA Administrator to Tour ReGenesis Project in Spartanburg, SC

    Tomorrow, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and State Representative Harold Mitchell Jr. will tour the ReGenesis Project and hold a media availability on the work to clean up and fully remediate two Superfund sites and four brownfield sites in Spartanburg, South Carolina. At the core of EPA's mission is an unwavering pursuit of environmental justice because pollution and climate impacts are a ...

  • Oklahoma geology group links earthquakes to oil waste wells

    The Oklahoma Geological Survey said Tuesday it is "very likely" that most of the state's recent earthquakes were triggered by the subsurface injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas drilling operations. Geologists have been studying the cause of hundreds of earthquakes that have shaken the homes and the nerves of residents in central and north-central Oklahoma, where the pace of oil and ...


    By Associated Press

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