University of Colorado at Boulder
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BMP ID: 6179
Title: Techniques for clean mud capture for reuse
Text: "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 use. Examples include pipe wipers, mud buckets, and vacuuming of spills on the rig floor. Recovery of mud during tank cleaning may also allow the mud to be reused. Solids control equipment, like centrifuges, can be used to remove solids from the recirculating mud stream."
Source Publication Name: Drilling Waste Management Information System
Citation Section: Technology Descriptions: Fact Sheet - Beneficial Reuse 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 11:41 MDT
Last Updated: 2009-09-24 10:16 MDT