Baker Hughes launches waste recycling unit
Houston (US), November 8, 2011
Baker Hughes has launched its mobile and portable onshore waste facility that offers operators a one-stop solution to processing a wide range of drilling fluids and solids in close proximity to shale formations.
The new Eco-Centre CR eliminates the need to take waste to separate facilities while reducing environmental impacts and transportation risks, said a senior official.
“Operators are facing water shortages and increased restrictions on raw water use and disposal in many areas of the world. Our portable Eco-Centre CR can be located where operators need it, reducing costs and efficiently recycling drilling waste for future use,” explained Scott Schmidt, Baker Hughes’ president of Drilling and Evaluation.
“This mobile facility allows operators to process a greater variety of drilling waste streams with a higher throughput, while reducing the impact on the environment. We manage the drilling waste process, from generation at the well-site to ultimate and environmentally compliant disposal.”
This new processing center, which has been used in the Marcellus Shale, is modular in design and uses the best available technology to deliver a 100 per cent reusable, recycled fluid, he stated.
The system works by destabilizing the fluid, the solids then are brought together and separated out using a centrifuge that allows for maximum return of the solids-free liquid to the fluid system, he added.-TradeArabia News Service
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