by Michael MacDonald Michael MacDonald

Challenge

Very remote site with 900 tonnes of invert liquid drilling waste in need of disposal. The site was many hours from the nearest liquid waste disposal site and only accessible by winter roads. Disposal options were very costly.

Solution

MetaFLO licensee KBL Environmental provided turnkey solution to process the liquids resulting in a stackable, easy to ship solid while adding a very low dosage of MetaFLO’s newly developed organics solidification reagent. These ‘invert muds’ have historically required costly transportation and disposal as a liquid slurry by vacuum truck and bulking.

Result

KBL successfully treated these oil-based drill cuttings with less than 3% (by weight) eliminating the need for liquid waste treatment. The process throughput capacity was 60 MT/hour and lead to a savings of greater than 30% over historical methods of treatment.

Additionally, this innovative invert mud solidification solution reduced the number of truck hours by approximately 60%. This solution is believed to have prevented 80,000 pounds of CO2 emissions.

KBL also reduced risk by transporting less material in larger dump trucks – it was far less risky than transporting liquids in vacuum tankers to a distant liquid waste treatment facility.

Gas Exploration Invert Mud Solidification
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