Drilling Waste Articles

  • AutoTracker Reduces Remediation Cost per Gallon by 59% - Case Study

    AutoTracker™ (U.S. Patent Number 6,520,259) Floating Extraction Inlets were added to a DPE system at a remediation site in mid-Michigan following several years of operational problems caused by fluctuating water table levels. Installation was straightforward and system performance improved immediately, reducing on-site maintenance, labor and O&M costs and greatly improving groundwater ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • Thermal Screw Conveyors: Heated or Chilled

    Industrial screw conveyors, also known as auger conveyors, are a widely-used method of bulk conveyance in many industries. These industries include food and chemical processing, water treatment plants, biofuel production, agriculture, and more. Besides conveyance, there are added benefits industrial screw conveyors can bring to its users. One of these benefits is the ...

  • MB Bioremediation - Case Study

    Patented dry product delivering billions of live non-genetically modified microorganisms for bioremediation of oil, gasoline, diesel, grease or any other hydrocarbon based contamination. MB Bioremediation Drill Cutting Remediation Emergency Public Area Clean-up & Treatment Industrial Remediation Oil Production Pit Remediation ...


    By DryLet

  • How to treat radioactive NORM sludge with VacuDry

    NORM doesn’t sound like a big thing. But Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material might let the alarm bells ring. Everyone has heard of “radioactive material” and that sounds dangerous. However, most of this material is trapped deep in the ground beneath our feet. From there it reaches the surface, for example via the water cycle. Another possible pathway for NORM to reach the ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • 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

  • Utilizing unconventional water sources for industrial reuse

    Reclamation and reuse of unconventional wastewater sources for plant raw water, cooling water and process pre-treatment has increased substantially due to increases in the cost of drinking water, recurring water shortages that can impact business operations, and tightening government regulation. Water is required in almost every industrial sector for the processing and manufacture of products. ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Case study - Gas plant groundwater remediation

    One-pass trenching method used for a gas plant groundwater remediation project Not many environmental engineers have heard of one-pass trenching and even fewer have actually applied this cutting-edge technology to environmental control and clean-up. However, a growing number of companies are starting to use this technology, resulting in decreased cost of installation and increased system ...

  • Indianapolis, Indiana - CVOC remediation adjacent to occupied building with sheet pile electrodes - Case Study

    Standard Fixed Price Remediation of TCE and VC in soil and groundwater Project Summary TRS Group, Inc. (TRS) provided a Standard Fixed Price Remediation (SFPR) of trichioroethene (TCE) and vinyl chloride (VC) in soil and groundwater using Electrical Resistance Heating (ERH) for AECOM at a confidential site located in Indianapolis, Indiana, Unique aspects of ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • APEX hose pumps replace PC pumps for reliable bentonite pumping at South African waterworks

    A major waterworks in South Africa is benefitting from the installation of Bredel APEX15 hose pumps from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group. The APEX pumps have been preferred over progressive cavity (PC) pumps ...

  • Drilling Mud in Horizontal Directional Crossing Project

    Horizontal Directional Crossing Project has a not long development in the country and even the world. But in recent years, pipeline horizontal directional crossing has been great development, large-scale construction of oil and gas pipelines across the length and across the diameter of the continuous creation of new records. In horizontal directional crossing project, the drilling mud play a very ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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. ...


  • 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 ...


  • 5 Leading Drilling Waste Management Companies

    Drill cutting waste management as a separate niche has gained a lot of traction in recent times. This is true because post Shale Revolution, the hunt for oil and gas is on the rise and with it drilling waste disposal has become quite important. According to the American Petroleum institute, “Approximately 1.21 barrels of drilling waste is produced for every foot drilled in US”. If ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Long‐and short‐term effects of smothering and burial by drill cuttings on calcareous algae in a static‐renewal test

    Discharge of drill cuttings to the ocean during drilling of offshore oil wells can impact benthic communities through an increase in the concentrations of suspended particles in the water column and sedimentation of particles on the seafloor around the drilling installation. The present study shows an assessment of water‐based drill cuttings, barite, bentonite and natural sediments on shallow‐ ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Solids Control for Drilling Mud Process System

    Nowadays, more and more drilling contractors recognize solids control’s importance to oil and gas drilling, HDD, CSM/CBM exploration, etc. How does solid control affect well drilling? Please find the following details. Cost Comparison of Two Oil Well Drilling Let’s find the difference of two kinds of oil well drilling with and without solids control system. Final effect or result is ...


  • Drilling oil recovery from drill cuttings case study

    By econ industries VacuDry indirect heated thermal desorption Drill cuttings are an increasing waste stream worldwide, econ industries addressed the challenge by developing a process that cleans the waste and at the same time recovers valuable drilling oil. The VacuDry plant started the successful processing of drill cuttings in autumn 2013. Our client, a medium-sized recycling company, was new ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Maintenance of Oilfield Drilling Mud Decanter Centrifuge

    Decanter centrifuge is widely used in drilling mud separation to separate smaller solid particles after the equipment processing such as drilling mud shale shaker and drilling fluids mud cleaner or desander and desilter. Usually, decanter centrifuge is equipped with screw pumps or slurry pumps to feed drilling mud to ...


  • The purpose of using drilling shale shaker in oilfield

    The purpose of using drilling shale shaker is to remove the large cuttings in drilling fluid. Each set of solids control system must be equipped with a sufficient number of shale shaker to ensue the 100% processing rate of drilling fluid circulation. Shale shaker is the first solids control equipment to process and adjust the drilling fluid, ...


  • Managing the impact from shale gas drilling

    Shale gas has transformed the energy market in the United States where drilling is underway in 17 states, with more than 80,000 wells drilled or permitted since 2005. Deposits elsewhere in the world are under varying degrees of exploration. The main environmental impacts of the process are water usage, waste water management, methane emissions, groundwater and soil contamination. These are ...

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