drill cuttings


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drill cuttings

[′dril ‚kəd·iŋz]
(engineering)
Cuttings of rock and other subterranean materials brought to the surface during the drilling of wellholes.
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Waste management plays a vital role in the process of drilling a well, as drilling fluid circulates drill cuttings from the wellbore, the fluid and cuttings are managed during and after their surface return.
The contracts involve the containment, handling, processing, recycling and disposal of drill cuttings at remote offshore locations.
1 million tanker truck trips, 21 billion gallons of fresh water removed, 353,000 cubic yards of drill cuttings, and more than 2,345 acres cleared .
Recycling drilling wastes on-site using our thermal processing technology saves transporting large volumes of drill cuttings to land for treatment or for landfill.
Drilling fluid is used to prevent blowouts of oil and natural gas caused by collapse of the drilling well wall and to carry drill cuttings from the well bottom to the surface.
Duo-Vis/Super-Vis: A bio-polymer, when added to a bentonite-based drilling fluid, provides high gel strength, resulting in vastly improved suspension of large drill cuttings, sand and gravel.
Area 2) cleaning and stemming blast holes of drill cuttings (earth-cuttings and filling) 3) sinking of masonry well-01 no at dahuka rehabilitation site.
Among them are the efficiency and emissions of sunflower biodiesel, challenges of cutting transport in micro-borehole coiled tubing drilling for mineral exploration, the origin of lateral thrust in the Maway area of Kurdistan, simulating kerosene-water two-phase flow in vertical and inclined pipes, and the potential for using treated petroleum drill cuttings in mine backfill.
In early March 2007, LUOC completed construction of a temporary storage and waste management system for drill cuttings on Khauzak and Shady fields.
Mission scientists will now assess the drill cuttings around the fresh half-inch diameter hole to determine whether they are suitable for processing by the rover's on-board lab.
Sandstone drill cuttings recovered from the well have been analyzed and