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Waste Disposal Regulations for Drilling Mud & Cuttings Technology, Cost Trends, Environmental Impact and Regional Regulatory Bodies by Mud Type (Water-Based, Oil-Based, Synthetic Based), by Region and Markets Analysis with Forecast

  • INTRODUCTION
    • OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
    • MARKET DEFINITION
    • STUDY SCOPE
      • SEGMENTS COVERED
      • STAKEHOLDERS
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • INTRODUCTION
    • REGULATORY SCENARIO
      • BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
      • COMPARATIVE REGULATORY SCENARIO
  • INDUSTRY & TECHNOLOGICAL OVERVIEW
    • INTRODUCTION
    • ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
      • Table CONSTITUENTS THAT IMPACT THE ENVIRONMENT, BY WASTE TYPE
      • Table EXPOSURE TYPE
      • Table ELEMENTAL COMPOSITION OF DRILLING MUD (MG/KG)
    • DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT HIERARCHY
      • WASTE MINIMIZATION
        • Table WASTE MINIMIZATION TECHNOLOGIES
      • REUSE OR RECYCLING
        • Table DRILL CUTTINGS REUSE & RECYCLE MANAGEMENT OPTIONS
      • TREATMENT & DISPOSAL
        • Table DRILL CUTTINGS & DRILLING FLUID DISPOSAL TECHNOLOGIES
      • VENDOR SELECTION MATRIX
    • DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT COSTS
      • Table COST DRIVERS FOR DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT
      • DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT COSTS, BY TECHNOLOGY
        • Table APPROXIMATE COSTS OF DIFFERENT DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES
      • DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT COST, BY REGION
        • Table DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT, REGIONAL COST VARIATIONS
      • DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT: KEY COMPANIES & SOLUTIONS OFFERED
        • Table KEY COMPANIES IN THE DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT MARKET & THEIR SOLUTIONS PORTFOLIO
  • DRILLING WASTE REGULATION, BY REGION
    • INTRODUCTION
    • NORTH AMERICA
      • NORTH AMERICA DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY
        • Table NORTH AMERICA: DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • U.S.
        • Table CALIFORNIA: DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR WATER DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table CALIFORNIA: DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR OIL DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table CALIFORNIA: DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR SYNTHETIC DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table GOM: DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR WATER DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table GOM: DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR OIL-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table GOM: DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR SYNTHETIC DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table LOUISIANA: ONSHORE LAND SPREADING PRACTICES & STANDARDS
        • Table TEXAS: ONSHORE LAND SPREADING PRACTICES & STANDARDS
        • Table REST OF THE U.S.: DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR WATER DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table REST OF THE U.S.: DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR OIL-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table U.S.: ACTIVE PLAYERS AMONG DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS
      • CANADA
        • Table CANADA: DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR WATER-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table CANADA: DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR OIL-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table CANADA: DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR SYNTHETIC-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table CANADA: ONSHORE LAND-SPRAY DISPOSAL METHOD, DISCHARGE PRACTICES, &STANDARDS
        • Table CANADA: ONSHORE LAND-SPRAY-WHILE-DRILLING DISPOSAL METHOD, DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS
        • Table CANADA: ONSHORE DISPOSAL ONTO FORESTED PUBLIC LANDS METHOD, DISCHARGE PRACTICES, &STANDARDS
        • Table CANADA: ONSHORE PUMP-OFF DISPOSAL METHOD, DISCHARGE PRACTICES, &STANDARDS
        • Table CANADA: ONSHORE MIX-BURY-COVER DISPOSAL METHOD, DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS
        • Table CANADA: LAND-SPREADING DISPOSAL METHOD, DISCHARGE PRACTICES, &STANDARDS
        • Table CANADA: ACTIVE PLAYERS AMONG DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS
    • EUROPE
      • EUROPE: DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT MARKET, BY COUNTRY
        • Table EUROPE: DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • RUSSIA
        • Table RUSSIA DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR WATER-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table RUSSIA DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR OIL-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table RUSSIA DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR SYNTHETIC-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table RUSSIA: ACTIVE PLAYERS AMONG DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS
      • NORWAY
        • Table NORWAY DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR WATER-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table N0RWAY DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR OIL-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table NORWAY DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR SYNTHETIC-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table NORWAY: ACTIVE PLAYERS AMONG DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS
      • U.K.
        • Table U.K. DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR WATER-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table U.K. DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR OIL-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table U.K. DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR SYNTHETIC-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table U.K.: ACTIVE PLAYERS AMONG DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS
    • ASIA-PACIFIC
      • ASIA-PACIFIC DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY
        • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • CHINA
        • Table CHINA DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR WATER-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table CHINA DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR OIL-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table CHINA DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR SYNTHETIC-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table CHINA: ACTIVE PLAYERS AMONG DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS
      • THAILAND
        • Table THAILAND DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR WATER-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table THAILAND DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR OIL-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table THAILAND DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR SYNTHETIC-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table THAILAND: ACTIVE PLAYERS AMONG DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS
      • AUSTRALIA
        • Table AUSTRALIA DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR WATER-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table AUSTRALIA DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR OIL-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table AUSTRALIA DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR SYNTHETIC-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table AUSTRALIA: ACTIVE PLAYERS AMONG DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS
    • SOUTH AMERICA
      • SOUTH AMERICA DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY
        • Table SOUTH AMERICA: DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • VENEZUELA
        • Table VENEZUELA DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR WATER-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table VENEZUELA DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR OIL-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table VENEZUELA DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR SYNTHETIC-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table VENEZUELA: ACTIVE PLAYERS AMONG DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS
      • ARGENTINA
        • Table ARGENTINA DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR WATER-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table ARGENTINA DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR OIL-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table ARGENTINA DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR SYNTHETIC-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table ARGENTINA: ACTIVE PLAYERS AMONG DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS
      • BRAZIL
        • Table BRAZIL DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR WATER-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table BRAZIL DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR OIL-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table BRAZIL DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR SYNTHETIC-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table BRAZIL: ACTIVE PLAYERS AMONG DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS
    • AFRICA
      • AFRICA DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY
        • Table AFRICA: DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • EGYPT
        • Table EGYPT DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR WATER-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table EGYPT DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR OIL-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table EGYPT DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR SYNTHETIC-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table EGYPT: ACTIVE PLAYERS AMONG DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS
      • NIGERIA
        • Table NIGERIA DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR WATER-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table NIGERIA DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR OIL-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table NIGERIA DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR SYNTHETIC-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table NIGERIA: ACTIVE PLAYERS AMONG DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS
        • Table ANGOLA DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR WATER-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table ANGOLA DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR OIL-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table ANGOLA DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR SYNTHETIC-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table ANGOLA: ACTIVE PLAYERS AMONG DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS
    • MIDDLE EAST
      • MIDDLE EAST DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY
        • Table MIDDLE EAST: DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • OMAN
        • Table OMAN DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR WATER-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table OMAN DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR OIL-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table OMAN DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR SYNTHETIC-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table OMAN: ACTIVE PLAYERS AMONG DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS
      • SAUDI ARABIA
        • Table SAUDI ARABIA DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR WATER-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table SAUDI ARABIA DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR OIL-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table SAUDI ARABIA DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR SYNTHETIC-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table SAUDI ARABIA: ACTIVE PLAYERS AMONG DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS
      • KUWAIT
        • Table KUWAIT DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR WATER-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table KUWAIT DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR OIL-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table KUWAIT DISCHARGE PRACTICES & STANDARDS FOR SYNTHETIC-BASED DRILLING MUD & CUTTINGS
        • Table KUWAIT: ACTIVE PLAYERS AMONG DRILLING WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS

Waste Disposal Regulations for Drilling Mud & Cuttings Technology, Cost Trends, Environmental Impact and Regional Regulatory Bodies by Mud Type (Water-Based, Oil-Based, Synthetic Based), by Region and Markets Analysis with Forecast

Growing environmental concerns and the increasing global energy demand lead to stricter government regulations
Initially, drilling activity in exploration and production (E&P) involved simple processes. Drilling waste management was not a prime concern, as the only additives in drilling mud were barite and bentonite. Shale shakers, desanders, and centrifuges were used to help reduce the solid loading in the drilling fluid system. These two additives have a low environmental impact. Most waste management practices involved onsite waste management through simple techniques such as storage in pits and burial.

Environmental protection has always played a role in E&P operations. During the 1970s, intense efforts were made across all industries to examine discharges for possible environmental hazards. These activities led to the formulation of environmental regulations. To ensure compliance with these regulations, a number of companies provide drilling waste management services. These services can be categorized on the basis of phase into solid control, containment & handling, and treatment & disposal.

Water-based mud is the least regulated and most widely adopted mud in the world
Water-based mud consists of water, salts, barite, bentonite, and other minor additives, with water being the primary fluid. The composition of the water-based mud is dependent on the density of the mud, and has an approximate make-up of 76% (weight) water, 15% barite, 7% bentonite, and 2% salts and other additives. Owing to this, this type of mud has the least amount of regulations associated with it. The use of other non-aqueous fluids, such as synthetic- and oil-based muds, entails compliance with strict disposal regulations; for instance, maximum discharge limit of 1% of oil on cutting (dry weight).

North America and Europe impose the most stringent discharge regulations in the world
With regard to regions, North America and Europe are frontrunners in terms of environmental protection; these regions enforce strict regimes to preserve human health and the environment. The main regulatory regimes in these regions are the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the OSPAR Convention, which formulate regulation policies for discharge in the region. Stringent environmental laws such as zero discharge policy in the offshore region and heavy penalties for violation of regulations have come into play in countries like China. Waste disposal regulations in other regions, such as Africa and the Middle East, are comparatively lenient.

Countries such as Norway and the U.K. enforce strict regulations for the discharge of oil-based cuttings into the sea. These follow the regulations of the OSPAR convention. According to the OSPAR 2000/3 decision, discharge is subject to a limit of 1% oil on cuttings.

Organizations Profiled:
Environment Canada (Canada), Fisheries and Ocean Canada (Canada), National Energy Board (Canada), Environmental Protection Agency (U.S.), United Kingdom Onshore Operators Group (UKOOG), National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (Australia), Department of Mineral Fuels (Thailand), and others.

Reasons to buy the report: This research report has focused on various levels of legislation levied across various countries, major technology used for waste minimization, recycling & reuse, and treatment & disposal, and key equipment and service provider and agency profiles, which together comprise and discuss the basic views on the competitive landscape, price comparison, and other factors.

The report will enable both, established firms as well as new entrants/smaller firms to gauge the pulse of the country, which in turn, will help the firms garner a better understanding of the regulatory framework.


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