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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operators need to ensure the resulting drill cuttings and cement are not adversely affecting or posing additional risks to existing subsea infrastructure.
The paper, which was co-authored with Zadco, will discuss the handling, processing and recycling of drill cuttings at source, using TWMA technology which complies with zero discharge legislation.
Clean Earth operates 12 facilities in the eastern part of the US, offering treatment and disposal services for contaminated soils, dredged material, hazardous waste and drill cuttings.
For oil-in-water analysis, the analyzer has the capability to measure from sub-ppm to percent levels, making it suited for wastewater, produced water or track water measurements, as well as hydrocarbon levels in drilling mud or drill cuttings.
That is raising concerns about the disposal of Marcellus Shale drill cuttings.
PDEP began a similar study in January, involving a survey of more than 100 sites to test for radioactivity in drill cuttings, wastewater and equipment.
Waste Management may also add to its portfolio rig maintenance and tank cleaning, drill cuttings solidification and disposal, based on clientsa[euro](tm) needs, it said further.
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.
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.
No-Sag: A free flowing bio-polymer when added to a bentonite based drilling fluid provides increased gel strength, resulting in superior suspension of coarse drill cuttings, sand and gravel.