S&E - Recovery of Oil from Oil Based Mud Drilled Cuttings: Overview of Processes and Technology

The presentation will review a variety of technology available from various suppliers currently in use or new technologies still in development for the recovery of oil based drilling fluids from drilled cuttings to reduce the environmental impact and cost of the disposal of oil based drilled cuttings and reduce overall operating costs by recovering expensive drilling fluids.  A review of a computer model used to determine the energy requirements to recover oil by thermal desorption will also be discussed.


The Drilling Waste Management Group will have an afternoon meeting immediately following the S&E luncheon beginning from 1:30 to 3:00 pm the 2 topics being presented are:

Development, Verification and Improvement of a Sediment Toxicity Test for Regulatory Compliance.”  This paper discusses 1) analysis of NPDES compliance data, 2) Round Robin test, 3) Analysis of reference fluid, 4) Refinement of test sediment type and 5 preparation of test muds.  Dr. Phil Dorn, Shell Global Solutions (US) Inc.

“Recent Developments in Home Security Laws Impacting E&P.”  This paper presents an overview of home security laws impacting the petroleum industry and offers practical solutions for companies trying to minimize liability related to terrorism.  James Randle, Esq.. Jenkens & Gilchrist PC

Walkins/non-members welcome 35$

Location: Wetchase Hilton
9999 Westheimer
Houston , Texas

Date: March 16, 2005, 11 a.m. - March 16, 2005, 1 p.m.