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6189 Commercial Disposal Facilities "Although drilling wastes from many onshore wells are managed at the well site, some wastes cannot be managed onsite" and require commercial disposal.
6191 Disposal in Salt Caverns "Salt caverns used for oil field waste disposal are created by a process called solution mining. Well drilling equipment is used to drill a hole from ...
6184 Optimizing land farm operations for better drill cuttings disposal "Land Farming: Optimizing Land Farm Operations: The addition of water, nutrients, and other amendments (e.g., manure, straw) can increase the ...
6183 Reuse cuttings as a fuel source "Reuse of Cuttings: Use of cuttings for fuel: Several trials have been conducted in the United Kingdom using oily cuttings as a fuel at a power ...
6181 Reuse cuttings as construction material "Reuse of Cuttings: Reuse of cuttings as construction material: Treated cuttings have been used in various ways: fill material, daily cover material ...
6180 Reuse cuttings for road spreading "Reuse of Cuttings: Road Spreading: One use of cuttings is to stabilize surfaces that are subject to erosion, such as roads or drilling pads. Oily ...
6190 Slurry Injection of Drilling Wastes Slurry Injection "involves grinding or processing solids into small particles, mixing them with water or some other liquid to make a slurry, and ...
6179 Techniques for clean mud capture for reuse "There are many relatively simple processes that can be used on drilling rigs to capture clean mud that would otherwise be discarded and return it to ...
6188 Thermal Desorption "Thermal desorption uses a non-oxidizing process to vaporize volatiles and semi-volatiles through the application of heat. Because thermal desorption ...
6187 Thermal Treatment Technologies "Thermal technologies use high temperatures to reclaim or destroy hydrocarbon-contaminated material [in drill cuttings]. Thermal treatment is the ...
6186 Use Cement Kiln incineration treatment for cuttings disposal "Incineration: Cement Kilns: In cement kilns, drilling wastes with oily components can be used in a fuel-blending program to substitute for fuel that ...
6174 Use closer spacing for successive casing strings "Drilling Smaller-Diameter Holes: Closer Spacing of Successive Casing Strings: In the past, only standard-sized bits and casings were available, such ...
6176 Use coiled tubing when drilling new wells "Drilling Smaller-Diameter Holes: Coiled Tubing Drilling: This type of drilling does not use individual sections of drill pipe that are screwed ...
6172 Use directional drilling to minimize number of wells drilled "Directional Drilling: Horizontal Drilling: Some productive formations are not thick but extend over a large lateral area. Prior to the advent of ...
6177 Use pneumatic drilling when possible "Drilling Techniques That Use Less Drilling Fluid: Pneumatic Drilling: In selected formations, wells can be drilled using air or other gases as the ...
6185 Use Rotary Kiln incineration treatment for cuttings disposal "Incineration: Rotary Kilns: Most incineration of drilling wastes occurs in rotary kilns, a mature and commercially available technology, which is ...
6171 Use single platform or drilling pad to drill multiple extended-reach wells Directional Drilling: Extended Reach Drilling: "In some situations, it is impractical or too expensive to drill wells from locations directly above ...
6175 Use slimhole drilling "Drilling Smaller-Diameter Holes: Slimhole Drilling: According to DOE (1999), slimhole wells are defined as wells in which at least 90% of the hole ...
6178 Use Synthetic Based Muds when possible "Drilling Fluid Systems That Generate Less Waste: Synthetic-based muds (SBMs) drill a cleaner hole than water-based muds (WBMs), with less sloughing, ...
6182 Using cuttings for wetlands restoration "Reuse of Cuttings: Restoration of Wetlands using cuttings: Another new application for drilling wastes involves using them as a substrate for ...
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