WWM Study Group: Beneficial Reuse of Oilfield By-products - Opportunities and Challenges

Speaker: John Candler, M-I SWACO-Schlumberger
Speaker John Candler, M-I SWACO-Schlumberger
John Candler is responsible for global environmental compliance and works with customers, industry work groups and regulators to support their ongoing efforts to protect the environment. He has a degree in Civil Engineering from Louisiana State University and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. Since 1987 ...

John Candler is responsible for global environmental compliance and works with customers, industry work groups and regulators to support their ongoing efforts to protect the environment. He has a degree in Civil Engineering from Louisiana State University and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. Since 1987 Mr. Candler has been actively involved in researching and advancing environmentally advanced drilling fluid systems and treatment processes for drill cuttings. In the mid-1990s he was a significant contributor to industry efforts to develop appropriate discharge regulations for the use of synthetic based muds. Other recent research projects have included beneficial reuse of drill cuttings.

Full Description

The positive benefits of beneficial reuse are well recognized. Examples of beneficial reuse in the oilfield include; energy recovery, rigs to reefs, crop irrigation with produced water, enhanced oil recovery with produced water, reuse of flow-back water in hydraulic fracturing operations, reuse of non-aqueous fluids, use of cuttings as construction aggregate and use of cuttings as a soil amendment. These reuse opportunities both reduce waste generation and resource consumption. While there is clear evidence these techniques are both cost effective and good for the environment, they often face significant challenges in their application from technical, cost, regulatory and liability barriers. This presentation will review examples of technologies that have overcome barriers and others that continue to struggle to work their way into common use.

Organizer Reshmy Mohanan

We look forward to you joining us at our next WWM event. Please indicate any dietary restrictions at the time of registration. If you have any questions, please e-mail me at reshmy.mohanan@me.com

When?

Tue, Nov. 10, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

How Much?

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Where?

Petroleum Club of Houston (Total Plaza) - New Location
1201 Louisiana Street, 35th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
United States

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