Drilling Waste Management

Definition - What does Drilling Waste Management mean?

Drilling Waste Management refers to the rules and requirements for the disposal and treatment of the drilling waste. Drilling waste is produced under several conditions such as while drilling the well or during pipeline construction. The chief function is to manage the waste and protect the environment from diverse management practice. It enables site engineers to restore the land capability and ensure that waste management techniques meet all environmental terms and conditions to generate positive results.

Petropedia explains Drilling Waste Management

The fundamental principle of Drilling Waste Management is to take the responsibility of the licensee of the pipeline or the well. It is a practice carried out for drilling mud and cuttings under federal regulations. It includes various types of services such as sump viability, land spray while drilling, pump off disposal, etc. It is a complex process thus service providers use high-end equipment to complete the task successfully. The process is done in a particular order that it initiates with reduction at the source then recycling, treatment and eventually disposal. The process is necessary as it improves the drilling efficiency and reduces waste to a great level.

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