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BMP ID: 6178
Title: Use Synthetic Based Muds when possible
Text: "Drilling Fluid Systems That Generate Less Waste: Synthetic-based muds (SBMs) drill a cleaner hole than water-based muds (WBMs), with less sloughing, and generate a lower volume of drill cuttings."
Source Publication Name: Drilling Waste Management Information System
Citation Section: Technology Descriptions: Fact Sheet - Drilling Practices That Minimize Generation of Drilling Wastes
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Usage Type: Recommended
Timing: • Drilling
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Surface Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Mineral Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Primary Contact: Argonne National Laboratory
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Alternate Contact: National Energy Technology Laboratory
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Categories: Land Surface Disturbance
Location: General / Federal
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Date Entered: 2009-08-19 11:36 MDT
Last Updated: 2009-09-24 10:16 MDT