The contracts, with "major North Sea operators", will see Aberdeen-based TWMA process drilling waste offshore using its TCC RotoMill technology, which allows drill cuttings
to be managed on site.
The maiden RC drilling programme (announced 25 June 2019) was designed to test down-dip extensions of outcropping lithium-bearing pegmatites where rock-chip samples yielding up to 4.2% Li2O had been identified and lepidolite mineralisation observed in RC drill cuttings
The spectrometer already has participated in thermal-vacuum drill testing at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, during which the instrument operated in lunar-like conditions and monitored drill cuttings
from H2O-doped lunar simulant for water ice.
figure By EDWIN OKOTH British oil explorer Tullow Oil is embroiled in a tussle with the National Environment Management Authority (Nema) over the disposal of hazardous waste in Turkana County.The disposal of oil-laced drill cuttings
, which Tullow claims could cost more than S billion, has put it at loggerheads with Nema, which gave the explorer tight timelines to take care of the waste and even recommended which firms should be used to handle them.
Dr Robinson's entry was on Microwave Treatment of Oil Contaminated Drill Cuttings
. This provided a solution to the problem of how to remove the oil contamination from cuttings (small crushed rock fragments discharged from the drilling mud used to lubricate and cool oil well drilling bits).
This method, which utilizes ionic liquids to separate the heavy viscous oil from sand, is also capable of cleaning oil spills from beaches and separating oil from drill cuttings
, the solid particles that must be removed from drilling fluids in oil and gas wells.
The study also will analyze radioactivity in drill cuttings
, drilling mud, drilling equipment, treatment solids and sediments at well pads, wastewater treatment and disposal facilities and landfill leachate, and radiation levels on equipment involved in the transportation, storage and disposal of drilling wastes.
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.Country: USASector: Petroleum/Natural Gas/CoalTarget: Liquid Logistics, Summit Energy ServicesBuyer: Waste Management IncVendor: undisclosed private ownerType: Corporate acquisitionStatus: Closed
Concerns about radioactive drill cuttings
have prompted state lawmakers to increase monitoring at the landfills.