The drilling cuttings zero-discharge process, also known as drilling waste management system, cuttings zero-discharge system, or drilling waste zero-discharge system, can be divided into water-based mud zero-discharge system and oil-based mud zero-discharge system according to its application.
With the continuous increase in environmental requirements, higher demands have been placed on drilling site cuttings treatment. The emergence of drilling waste management and purification systems not only effectively solves on-site environmental issues but also enables the secondary recovery and treatment of waste generated by the site’s solid control system. It preserves useful mud while centrally solidifying the treated cuttings, reducing the damage to the surrounding environment caused by on-site operations.
Traditional tailings treatment usually involves storing cuttings and wastewater generated during drilling in mud pits, which not only occupies limited land resources at the drilling site but also imposes economic burdens. Therefore, the update of mud treatment technology is urgently needed, and the advent of the drilling cuttings zero discharge process solves this problem effectively.
The drilling cuttings zero discharge process involves treating waste generated drilling during the drilling process, without passing through a mud pit for wastewater treatment. It is processed in real-time alongside the drilling process, achieving the integration of work efficiency, economic benefits, energy conservation, and environmental protection. In many drilling sites, this process is also known as the “drilling waste in-sync processing” technology. The drilling cuttings zero discharge process has been widely accepted and adopted in the world.
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