Case Studies

Drilling waste BC

By Michael MacDonald | May 28, 2015

Drilling waste in BC in need of solidification at remote mountain top site. Drilling mud produced near slopes estimated at greater than 28⁰ restricting mobility and truck access. Project deadline was constrained by heavy rain prior to mobilization and wildlife migration and fisheries preservation. Thin layers of gravel-like natural soil provided inadequate soil properties for mix-bury-cover site processing.

Gas Exploration Invert Mud Solidification

Gas Exploration Invert Mud Solidification

By Michael MacDonald | May 28, 2015

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.

Drill Mud Sump in Fort McMurray, Alberta

Drill Mud Sump in Fort McMurray, Alberta

By Michael MacDonald | May 28, 2015

Large volume of oil and gas exploration drilling fluid stored in drill mud sump to be solidified in severe cold in Fort McMurray, AB in January. Long distance to liquids disposal site made liquid transport and disposal costs extremely high. After treatment, the solidified waste drill fluids were transported to a solids disposal site saving approximately 8 hours per load.

HDD Mud Solidification in Multiple Bore Project

HDD Mud Solidification in Multiple Bore Project

By Michael MacDonald | May 28, 2015

MetaFLO’s licensee was contracted to provide service on a large Ontario gas distribution upgrade project. Nearly 50 bores were drilled using horizontal directional drilling technology to complete this upgrade. MetaFLO’s licensee was required to process the resulting liquid waste which totaled more than 500,000 gallons of directional drill mud.