SYNTHETIC-BASED DRILLING FLUIDS HAVE MANY ENVIRONMENTAL PLUSES

Synthetic-based drilling fluids have several technological and environmental advantages over water-based and oil-based drilling fluids and can cut total well costs in many cases. Spent drilling fluids and drilling cuttings are among the most significant waste streams from exploration and development activities. They pose a serious and costly disposal problem for offshore operators who must barge spent mud and cuttings to shore for land disposal if the material does not meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) discharge limitations or permit requirements.

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    PennWell Publishing Company

    1421 South Sheridan, P.O. Box 1260
    Tulsa, OK  United States  74101
  • Authors:
    • Burke, C J
    • Veil, J A
  • Publication Date: 1995-11-27

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 59-64
  • Serial:
    • Oil and Gas Journal
    • Volume: 93
    • Issue Number: 48
    • Publisher: PennWell Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0030-1388

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00714728
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 11 1995 12:00AM