SAS Environmental Services Blog

7 Simple Ways to Improve the Performance of Your Decanter for Oil Waste Treatment

Posted by Laura Susnea on 17-Dec-2019 11:00:00

If you’re involved in treating oil-contaminated slops and sludges, it’s likely you use a centrifuge in your treatment process.

We love centrifuges and centrifuge operators, and in most cases, they love us as well. This is because centrifuges almost always improve the effectiveness of SAS chemicals, and SAS chemicals almost always improve the performance of centrifuges.

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Topics: treating oil sludge, oil slops treatment, centrifuge, sas chemicals

Liquid waste challenges and how to overcome them

Posted by Laura Susnea on 10-Dec-2019 11:00:00

Many of our clients come to us with liquid waste of some type. This is often drilling slops or some kind of oily liquid from refinery processes, pipeline cleaning or even waste oil collection. A much used approach to this waste has traditionally been to de-water it. This works by removing the water as much as possible from the waste and so reduces the volume of the waste.

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Topics: treating oil sludge, oil slops waste, liquid waste

Shifting mindset in the Oil & Gas Industry: from 'cheapest' to 'best'

Posted by Laura Susnea on 05-Dec-2019 11:00:00

And here we are in December once again and moving towards 2020. The past year has been rather eventful with many changes in the industry. More than ever it is abundantly clear that the industry is looking for innovation and new solutions. Simply cutting margins and providing the same old is no longer cutting it.

The end clients are looking to save money (that’s not new for this year!) and they are looking to reduce their impact on the environment, comply with ever more stringent environmental regulations and to publicly show that the oil industry can reduce its impact on climate change emissions.

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Topics: oil and gas industry, reduce environmental impact, quality performance, innovation and savings

Waste Treatment for UK Offshore

Posted by Laura Susnea on 26-Nov-2019 11:00:00

Waste is a complex challenge that can be differentiated through several criteria, including its origin point. For us it's very important to work with our partners to determine the type of waste and the most efficient to treat it. We've applied this kind of thinking and customised service for our UK Offshore partners. 

SASES were supplied with three samples of waste drilling mud slops/emulsion from offshore UK North Sea operations. The main goal of this project was to split the waste into oil, water and solids phases. Therefore different SASES chemistries were tested to find out which chemicals for oil waste treatment were going to be the most successful with this oil waste. 

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Topics: oil waste process, waste treatment, offshore waste

ADIPEC 2019 – Three key take aways

Posted by Mark Zwinderman on 19-Nov-2019 11:00:00

Apparently, the visitor numbers for ADIPEC this year were up by 7% compared to last year. The Abu Dhabi oil & gas exhibition and conference keeps growing. We were there as part of the Scottish Development International delegation and thanks go to their fantastic team and tireless support for Scottish businesses.

It is always interesting to see how things are changing and there are three things that jumped out to me.

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Topics: ADIPEC, carbon footprint, energy industry

ADIPEC 2019 - Impressions of a 'newbie'

Posted by Laura Susnea on 13-Nov-2019 12:00:00

ADIPEC 2019 is here… larger, more inspiring and more dynamic than ever. With key speakers such as Condoleezza Rice, Udacity co-founder Sebastian Thran and Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources, Frank Fannon, among others, the show’s theme aimed at integrating innovation and diversity in a more conservative industry.

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Topics: ADIPEC, Relationship Management, oil & gas industry

ADIPEC 2019 here we come...

Posted by Laura Susnea on 05-Nov-2019 10:00:00

Around this time of the year if you’re a kid you’re looking forward to winter holidays. If you’re working in the Oil & Gas industry, you’re looking forward to ADIPEC. And that goes for the SAS Team as well.

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Topics: ADIPEC, chemicals for oil waste treatment, environmental services, Oil & Gas 4.0, 'smart' Oil & Gas

Reduce carbon emissions and still perform

Posted by Laura Susnea on 29-Oct-2019 11:00:00

The oil industry operates within a wider society and provides a vital resource and service to society. Without Oil and Gas our current economy will not function. No doubt the future will bring big changes and the energy industry will play a key part in this. There are things the Oil industry can do to improve the environment and contribute to the growing energy needs of the planet.

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Topics: environmental services, carbon emissions reduction, carbon footprint

7 Ways to Get More Out of Your Centrifuge for Oil Sludge Treatment

Posted by Laura Susnea on 22-Oct-2019 12:00:00

If you’re involved in treating oil-contaminated slops and sludge, it is likely you use a centrifuge in your treatment process.   

We love centrifuges and centrifuge operators, in most cases, they love us as well. This is because centrifuges almost always improve the effectiveness of SASES chemicals, and SASES chemicals almost always improve the performance of centrifuges. 

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Topics: oil waste treatment, centrifuge, oil waste process, heavy oil sludge

The cutting edge: getting rid of your drill cuttings

Posted by Laura Susnea on 15-Oct-2019 11:00:00

 

A constant challenge is to balance your waste treatment with a sustainable process that is not only more efficient but also more profitable in the long term. If you've caught up with this month's newsletter then you're up to date with our discussion with ways available to reduce emissions relating to the treatment of drill cuttings. Straight and simple - switching to a low energy cuttings treatment process as the SAS MIST system will reduce emissions by 2/3 compared to thermal systems.

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Topics: waste process, MIST systems, oil slops waste, drill cuttings, liquid waste