Thanksgiving Holiday Closure

The Railroad Commission of Texas will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 22 through Friday, Nov. 24 in observance of Thanksgiving. The RRC will reopen for regular business Monday morning, Nov. 27. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.

Waste Minimization Case Histories

Drilling Operations

  • Closed Loop Drilling Fluid Systems...Illustrates how drilling wastes were significantly reduced by using a closed loop drilling fluid system when drilling shallow normally pressured wells.
  • Drilling Rig Lubricating Oil...A change in maintenance procedure based on lube oil sampling and analysis, reduces waste lube oil volume by 30%.

Production Operations

  • Paraffin Control...Magnetic Fluid Conditioner decreases problems associated with paraffin buildup.
  • Separator Coalescor Panels...Panel modification reduces maintenance, increases efficiency, and reduces volume of damaged waste panels.
  • Automatic Rod-Pump Shut-Off...Operator designs and builds pressure sensitive auto shut-off, eliminates ruptured flowlines, and increases production.
  • Pump-Jack Gear-Box Lube Oil...An opportunity to reduce gear-box lube oil waste.
  • Produced Water Filters...Procedural modification results in reduction in filter waste. Operator designs and builds pressure sensitive auto shut-off, eliminates ruptured flowlines, and increases production.

Natural Gas Processing Operations

Pipeline Operations

General Operations

  • Inventory Control...Operator eliminates chemicals and reduces waste chemicals and drums by implementing inventory control program.

Last Updated: 7/21/2015 5:23:13 AM