Now, more than ever, operators are under pressure to manage their drilling waste in an environmentally responsible manner. Trucking and shipping significant quantities of waste, much of it water, is an uneconomical process and it generates a disproportionately large carbon footprint.
Likewise the thermal treatment used to separate and clean the solids, hydrocarbon and aqueous phases, whilst effective, high water concentrations can cripple the throughput and require enormous amounts of energy ($) to boil off.
Aubin’s oil slop breaker chemicals are used to split the heavy emulsions being returned from drilling activities into their constituent phases. The water is largely removed and can be polished for discharge, leaving the hydrocarbon and solids to zoom through the heat treatment at substantially lower running costs.