SAS Environmental Services Blog

The Western Australia Fracking Debate

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 16-Nov-2017 12:00:00

Western Australia has one of the world’s largest reserves of gas trapped in rock deep below underground. The problem is, the Western Australia government has recently imposed a state-wide moratorium on fracking for unconventional gas, pending an independent scientific inquiry.

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Topics: Fracking, oil and gas industry, western australia

Tank Bottom Sludge Oil Recovery

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 14-Nov-2017 10:00:00

SASES recieve many oil sludge waste samples, for this particular project the sample provided was black, oil coloured and contained a high oil content. The sample had been recovered from tank bottom sludge from a crude oil storage tank and sent to us by one of our customers to try and create a three phase split of oil, water and solids. 

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Topics: Oil Sludge Treatment, oil recovery, tank bottom sludge

What's Your Waste Management Problem?

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 09-Nov-2017 12:00:00

Here at SASES we love talking to our customers. Talking about what’s working, what’s not working, and one of our favorite topics of conversations is problems!

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Topics: waste management, oil contaminated waste, refinery waste, heavy oil sludge

Sludge Samples Sent From Saudi Arabia

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 07-Nov-2017 10:00:00

SASES recieved a sample of oil sludge waste from a Saudi Arabian company. The challenge for SASES was to find out which of our products would be able to split this tough oil sludge into clean oil, water and solids, as no other oil sludge treatment process had been successful. 

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Topics: Oil Sludge Treatment, saudi arabia

MIST Oil Waste Treatment for the Takreer Project in Abu Dhabi

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 02-Nov-2017 12:00:00

SASES, through its partner Elgin Separation Solutions (“Elgin”), will be providing its unique MIST ECO Systems technology to the Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company, Takreer. The project involves a combination of MIST engineered systems collaboratively developed with Elgin and unique SASES chemistry for waste drill cuttings and oil slops treatment. SASES has successfully deployed this process and chemistry worldwide for over 15 years.

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Topics: oil slops treatment, refinery waste, heavy oil sludge, Abu Dhabi, MIST systems, drill cuttings

The SASES Waste Management Process Start-Up and How to Get it Right

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 31-Oct-2017 10:00:00

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” 

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Topics: oil waste treatment, waste management, waste process, oil waste treatment process

Are Polymers the Best Option for your Oil Sludge Treatment Operations?

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 26-Oct-2017 12:00:00

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is, “how are the SASES chemicals different from ploymers (flocking agents)?”

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Topics: Oil Sludge Treatment, chemical based system, polymers

4 Ways That SASES Minimizes Risk for Oil-Contaminated Waste

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 25-Oct-2017 13:00:00
We are frequently contacted by consultants and waste treatment professionals looking for solutions for treating oil-contaminated waste such as slops, muds, tank bottom sludge and refinery waste. They explain they’re looking at both chemical and thermal solutions, and are weighing up the pros and cons. The number one reason for seriously considering SASES as part of the solution is risk reduction.

Here are 4 reasons why SASES offers you the lowest risk option, and why you should take a serious look at SASES chemical based system before committing to any significant investment.

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Topics: oil contaminated waste, oil contaminated waste treatment, chemical based system

De-watering vs. SASES Oil Slops Treatment

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 24-Oct-2017 10:00:00

Many customers arrive at our website or call us after having considered a number of options for their oil slops treatment. The standard for treating this waste is still to try and de-water using some kind of chemistry or blend the waste with oil solids and process through an energy intensive, slow thermal type of process. 

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Topics: oil waste treatment, oil slops treatment, de-watering

The Problem with Flowback Waste

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 19-Oct-2017 12:00:00

In this blog, there will be a quick introduction to flowback waste, one possible way to help address this challenge will be discussed and the results from a recent test on a flowback waste sample from the US will be shared.

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Topics: Drilling Waste, Fracking waste, flowback waste