Drilling Waste Management
Formation drilled cuttings can be handled by various methods, depending largely on environmental requirements, geographic location, and geological conditions. Cuttings must be transported and prepared prior to final disposition, which may include reinjection into subsurface formations. Optimal drilling waste management demands high performance in surface and subsur-face engineering analysis and unparalleled diagnostic expertise—before, during, and after the operation.
Improve drilling efficiency and environmental compliance with an integrated solids-control system. The goal of all modern solids-control systems is to reduce overall well costs through the efficient removal of drilled solids while reducing and minimizing the loss of drill fluids. Additional goals include worker health and safety and environmental compliance. The key to designing the best systems in the market comes down to working with the rig designers, contractors, operators and ship yards to provide the best in class. To operate each type of equipment so that the maximum separation efficiency is achieved requires a lot of thought, and many factors must be considered. The quantity and sizing of equipment must be specific so that the efficiency of the solids-control system can be maximized through data such as final volume of mud accumulated while drilling, total volume of solids removed and fluid dilution rates. The greater percentage of drill solids removed and drilling fluid preserved, the higher the operating efficiency.