Waste management - Transport of cuttings to shore for disposal

Waste management - Transport of cuttings to shore for disposal

The option of transporting drill cuttings from the rig has a number of attractions. Unlike the use of WBM or CRI, the skip and ship option can in principle be applied to any drilling operation from…

Waste Management Strategy - cuttings discharge

Waste Management Strategy - cuttings discharge

As part of the continuous drive to improve environmental performance, drill cuttings discharges must be addressed and recommendations made for reducing the environmental impact of this waste stream.…

Waste Management - Cuttings re-injection

Waste Management - Cuttings re-injection

The process of grinding drill cuttings to form a slurry which is then pumped downhole, either into a dedicated disposal well or into the annulus of an existing well, has been used since the early…

Waste Management - UK Regulaitons

Waste Management -  UK Regulaitons

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) regulates environmental aspects of the UK offshore E&P industry. The Scottish Office Agriculture, Environment and Fisheries Department (SOAEFD) and The…

Waste Management - WBM and drilling fluid performance

Waste Management - WBM and drilling fluid performance

WBM systems have been the traditional drilling fluids since the early days of the oil industry. Deeper, hotter wells, more deviated and with increasing well path tortuosity have brought the WBM…

Waste Management - Mud Containment Equipment

Waste Management - Mud Containment Equipment

One of the recommendations of the UKOOA was that all UK operators should ensure that all installations contracted to or operated by them have oil mud containment systems in place. The guidelines…