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    Drilling Waste Management Mitigation, Assessment and Monitoring

    Description

    • This training course is designed to present basic knowledge of the types of drilling wastes generated, and their effect on personnel, wildlife, and the environment.
    • The course then goes on to discuss strategies by which the impact of these wastes can be estimated during the planning stage.


    Day 1

    ·         Introduction

    ·        Drilling Operations – an overview

    o   Onshore Rigs

    o   Offshore Rigs

    ·        Types of Drilling Waste and their effect on the environment

    o   Drilling Fluids

    Aqueous-based fluids

    Non-Aqueous based fluids

    o   Drill Cuttings

    o   Chemical additives

    o   Air emissions ( VOC, H2S) from Drilling Rigs and their environmental impact

    o   Heavy metals and their impact on the surrounding soil/water

    o   NORM

    ·        Classification of Drilling Waste

    ·        Toxicity of Drilling Waste

    ·        Impact of Drilling Waste on the environment

    o   Effect of Drilling Waste on human health

    o   Effect of Drilling Waste on the water table

    o   Effect of Drilling Waste on soil

    Class exercise

    Day 2

    ·        Regulatory requirements for categorization of Drilling Wastes

    ·        Introduction

    ·        Managing Waste Onshore / Offshore

    ·        Solids Control

    ·        Disposal Methods for Offshore Operations

    o   Offshore Discharge

    o   Cuttings Reinjection

    o   Transportation

    ·        Disposal methods for Onshore Operations

    o   Onsite Burial

    Waste Pits / Landfill

    Day 3

    ·        Disposal methods for Onshore Operations (cont’d)

    o   Bioremediation

    o   Land farming

    o   Land spreading

    o   Composting

    o   Vermiculture

    o   Thermal methods

    ·        Beneficial use of Drilling Waste

    o   Road spreading

    o   Reuse in construction

    ·        Case study

    Class exercise

    Day 4

    ·        Minimization and management of Drilling Waste

    ·        Introduction

    ·        Waste Management Hierarchy

    o   Source Reduction

    o   Recycling

    o   Waste Reuse

    o   Waste Recovery

    o   Waste Disposal

    ·        Drilling practices to minimize waste generation

    o   Directional drilling

    o   Drilling Small Diameter Hole

    o   Techniques that Use Less Drilling Fluid

    o   Use of a Cleaner Energy Source

    ·        Case study

    Class exercise

    Day 5

    ·        Waste volume estimation

    ·        Introduction

    o   Governing Equations for Waste Volume Estimation

    o   Waste Estimation by the Pit Size Approach

    o   Deductions from Waste Volume Equations

    ·        Factors that impact the volume of Drilling Waste

    o   Hole size /hole length

    o   Porosity

    o   Washout factor

    o   Solids removal equipment

    ·        Step-by-step Waste Management Plan

    ·        Economics of Drilling Waste Management

    ·        Drilling Waste Management screening criteria

    ·        Summary, Conclusions, and recommendations

    o   Summary

    o   Conclusions

    Recommendations

    • This course is recommended for a broad spectrum of facility, production, and completion engineers who are related to onshore and offshore drilling facilities.
    • Safety professionals will benefit greatly from this course as it covers the HSE impact on drilling operations on-site personnel and the environment.
    • The course will benefit managers and legal personnel in making them aware of whether their Drilling facilities are in compliance with regulations.
    • Case studies/incidents/examples will be used to enhance knowledge and class interaction.


    • Drilling Operations – an overview
    • Onshore Rigs
    • Offshore Rigs
    • Types of Drilling Waste and their effect on the environment
    • Drilling Fluids
    • Aqueous-based fluids
    • Non-Aqueous based fluids
    • Drill Cuttings
    • Chemical additives
    • Air emissions ( VOC, H2S) from Drilling Rigs and their environmental impact
    • Heavy metals and their impact on the surrounding soil/water
    • NORM
    • Classification of Drilling Waste
    • Toxicity of Drilling Waste
    • Impact of Drilling Waste on the environment
    • Effect of Drilling Waste on human health
    • Effect of Drilling Waste on the water table
    • Effect of Drilling Waste on soil
    • Class exercise
    • Regulatory requirements for categorization of Drilling Wastes
    • Introduction
    • Managing Waste Onshore / Offshore
    • Solids Control
    • Disposal Methods for Offshore Operations
    • Offshore Discharge
    • Cuttings Reinjection 
    • Transportation
    • Disposal methods for Onshore Operations
    • Onsite Burial
    • Waste Pits / Landfill
    • Disposal methods for Onshore Operations
    • Bioremediation
    • Land farming
    • Land spreading
    • Composting
    • Vermiculture
    • Thermal methods
    • Beneficial use of Drilling Waste
    • Road spreading
    • Reuse in construction 
    • Case study
    • Class exercise
    • Minimization and management of Drilling Waste
    • Introduction
    • Waste Management Hierarchy
    • Source Reduction
    • Recycling
    • Waste Reuse
    • Waste Recovery
    • Waste Disposal
    • Drilling practices to minimize waste generation
    • Directional drilling
    • Drilling Small Diameter Hole
    • Techniques that Use Less Drilling Fluid
    • Use of a Cleaner Energy Source
    • Waste volume estimation
    • Governing Equations for Waste Volume Estimation
    • Waste Estimation by the Pit Size Approach
    • Deductions from Waste Volume Equations
    • Factors that impact the volume of Drilling Waste
    • Hole size /hole length
    • Porosity
    • Washout factor
    • Solids removal equipment
    • Step-by-step Waste Management Plan
    • Economics of Drilling Waste Management
    • Drilling Waste Management screening criteria

    • Fundamental knowledge of drilling waste management.

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