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.

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