Solids Processing

Reduce NPT, environmental risks with effective drilling waste management

Every drilling operation produces cuttings as a byproduct, and it's critical to remove these cuttings properly. Inefficient cuttings processing can lead to poor fluid performance, increased NPT, and increased environmental liability exposure.

Typically, cuttings are carried out the wellbore with the drilling fluid and are screened out of the liquid mud at the shale shaker. We deliver some of the industry’s most reliable and effective solids processing equipment and services to help you effectively treat your solid drilling waste.

Lower risk and improve performance

A major challenge in processing drilling waste is the diverse nature of the waste produced. The methods and technologies used to treat different waste streams are as varied as the waste itself. The treatment method we select for your drilling project is based on the characteristics of the waste material, the local environmental regulations, and the available infrastructure.

In most areas of the world, cuttings and drilling fluid discharges offshore are strongly regulated. The restrictions vary from the control of discharges (quality and quantity), to complete zero discharge. Each situation requires a different approach in the treatment of the waste generated during the drilling operation.

The physical state, chemical composition, and any associated hazard also determine the appropriate waste treatment. We are continuously developing and implementing technologies that minimize the energy or chemicals required to eliminate the environmental hazards associated with your solid drilling waste.