ENVIRONMENTAL RULES MAKE SCRUTINY OF RIG WORK PRACTICES A MUST

John Candler M-1 Drilling Fluids Co. Houston Mention environmental regulations and visions of big chemical plants come to mind. The words "hazardous waste" bring images of 55-gal drums brimming with noxious chemicals. These terms also apply to oil field rig site operations, but not in such obvious manners. Some common oil field practices are illegal according to existing environmental regulations. On the surface some of these regulatory violations seem minor, but they can lead to serious

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