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.
SAS-ES were supplied with a sample of oil slops waste (pictured right) from operations in Texas, USA where an effective chemical dosing and separation process was being sought. For this project, SAS-ES were set the task of maximising oil and solids recovery, so that the clean water fraction could be recovered for polishing and safe disposal via salt-water disposal wells. This would require SAS-ES products to effectively split the waste into three distinct phases of oil, water and solids, in order to maximise the recovery of clean oil, thus retaining a high water quality for disposal.
Last week the SAS-ES team travelled to Houston, Texas for the Offshore Technology Conference. Just 5 years ago, in 2014, attendance numbers for this trade show were over 100,000, however in recent years they have plummeted down to around 60,000. Does this drop in numbers signify the end of an era of successful trade shows? We thought we'd take this opportunity to share with you our thoughts, and how the conference went for SAS-ES.
A waste management company based in Pennsylvania used SAS SludgeTreat 156SC to split and treat heavy emulsified oil slop waste from drilling operations.
This weekend the SAS-ES team are headed to Houston, Texas for The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) taking place next week! Having attended OTC for the past 19 years we thought we should share with you some of our best advice for the event, which we gained the hard way...
The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is right around the corner, so we thought it would be a good time to share some of our best Hints and Tips for when you are in Houston! If, like the team at SAS-ES, you are making the trip to Texas for the event next month you'll want to read on...
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In North Dakota’s Bakken region, fracking has generated nearly 10,000 wells for unconventional oil and gas production—and along with them, almost 4,000 reported wastewater spills resulting from the activity.
It’s indisputable that fracking requires enormous volumes of water and produces equally enormous volumes of wastewater. So, water itself now poses a risk to the American fracking industry, and that cannot be ignored.
The Bakken Shale Play, which is primarly located in Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota, is one of the largest oil developments in the United States of America in the past 40 years. The play has single-handedly driven North Dakota's oil production to levels four times higher than previous peaks way back in the 1980s. Due to this, as of June 2015, North Dakota became second to Texas in terms of oil production.