Drilling waste management: A case study of the drilling waste management and environmental control in one of the Iranian offshore fields

Seyed Mohsen Razmgir, Meisam Afsari, Mahmood Amani

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Abstract

In upstream petroleum industry, one of the major operations that can potentially impact the environment is drilling. A major component of the wastes generated during drilling are the rock cuttings and the drilling fluids. The drilling fluids can have different chemical composition and various additives. Spilled or improperly disposed drilling wastes have the potential to harm plants and animals, and it should be managed to minimize risk to human health and the environment. This paper presents the recent experiences in one of the Iranian offshore fields and their approach to develop and implement fluid wastes treatment and management exercises in drilling operations toward minimum impact on HSE in Khark Island. This paper reviews the drilling process, types of drilling fluid used and their composition and the methods to separate cuttings from drilling fluid.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSociety of Petroleum Engineers - Middle East Turbomachinery Symposium 2011, METS - 1st SPE Project and Facilities Challenges Conference at METS
Pages280-288
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event1st SPE Project and Facilities Challenges Conference at Middle East Turbomachinery Symposium 2011, METS - Doha, Qatar
Duration: 13 Feb 201116 Feb 2011

Other

Other1st SPE Project and Facilities Challenges Conference at Middle East Turbomachinery Symposium 2011, METS
CountryQatar
CityDoha
Period13/2/1116/2/11

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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Razmgir, S. M., Afsari, M., & Amani, M. (2011). Drilling waste management: A case study of the drilling waste management and environmental control in one of the Iranian offshore fields. In Society of Petroleum Engineers - Middle East Turbomachinery Symposium 2011, METS - 1st SPE Project and Facilities Challenges Conference at METS (pp. 280-288)