Managing drilling waste

I would like to offer a different perspective on managing offshore drilling wastes from that presented in the article “Canadians evaluate technologies to manage offshore drilling cuttings” (OGJ, Aug. 7, 2006, p. 43). In that article, the authors used a complicated numerical weighting and ranking system to evaluate eight technology options. Their results suggest that three drilling waste management methods (vertical centrifuge, horizontal centrifuge, and reinjection) are the optimum ones.The two types of centrifuges suggested by the authors would be used to remove sufficient synthetic-based fluids from cuttings so they can meet regulatory standards. The authors refer to the US ...

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