Oil and gas wells cannot be drilled without creating waste. However, with good waste management practices, the amount of waste and the toxicity of waste can be reduced. By far, the greatest volume of waste generated in the drilling process is drilled cuttings. The first step and perhaps the best waste management practice is good solids control equipment, such as the NOV line of BRANDT™ shale shakers, mud conditioners, and centrifuges.
When operated properly, the solids control equipment removes drilled solids from the mud, maintaining the rheology and thereby decreasing the need for dilution. Good solids control equipment operated properly also yields drier solids. Both decreased dilution and drier solids reduces waste and increase profits for the operator.
The BRANDT Solids Control equipment product line is not considered part of the waste management offerings. Waste management is defined as everything that happens after primary solids control equipment.
Waste management is composed of three main areas.
Providing solids control and waste management products and services to the oil and gas industry since 1974. The FluidControl Quality Management System is ISO 9001-2000 certified.
Drill Site Clean-Up
An extensive in-house fleet of vacuum units, pressure washers, and pumps suitable for a diverse range of applications
Drilling Waste Treatment
Treatment of water-based and oil-based drilling waste to the proper disposal limits
Transport and Storage
FluidControl offers a wide variety of cuttings transport and storage equipment
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