University of Colorado at Boulder
BMP of Oil and Gas Development

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BMP ID: 6181
Title: Reuse cuttings as construction material
Text: "Reuse of Cuttings: Reuse of cuttings as construction material: Treated cuttings have been used in various ways: fill material, daily cover material at landfills, aggregate or filler in concrete, brick, or block manufacturing...road pavements, bitumen, and asphalt or use in cement manufacture."
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
Oil / Gas Field:  
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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General Comments:
Cost-Benefit Analysis: “The economics of this approach is rarely based on the value of the finished product, but rather on the alternative cost for the other disposal options."
BMP Efficacy: "Properly done, drilling waste can be used as a filler or base material to make other products; however, the legal liability will always stay with the company who produced the waste initially.”
Date Entered: 2009-08-19 11:47 MDT
Last Updated: 2011-07-17 13:28 MDT