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Deep Well Injection About Drilling Waste Disposal Technology

  • Date Submitted: 03/02/2015 11:14 PM
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There are kinds of solutions to deal with drilling fields waste all over the world. Deep well injection is a drilling waste management http://www.kosungroup.com/products/drilling-waste-management/ technology, also called subsurface injection or underground injection. Through drilled wells, the wastes are injected into geologic strata that have no potential to lead to migration of contaminants into current or future potable water aquifers (FRTR 2010). Currently liquid waste, liquid radioactive waste, solids waste, even CO2 waste are disposed by the application of deep injection wells technology around the world.

Here we are discussing deep injection technology in the processing of drilling wastes http://www.kosungroup.com/products/drilling-waste-management/. Deep injection wells are also called brine disposal wells, and are officially known as class II underground injection wells. They can take any fluid related to oil and gas drilling, including waste water.

In Pennsylvania, there are another ways to making using of the wells regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency through the Underground Injection Control Program (UIC). The EPA took over the task of permits, inspections and enforcement from state regulators in 1985.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, there are currently seven active deep injection wells for oil and gas waste in Pennsylvania. Three others have received permits from the EPA that either remain inactive or are being appealed.

The oil and gas industry uses injection wells to dispose of drilling waste water, which has a high salt content, as well as chemicals, heavy metals, and radioactive material. Much of the drilling water produced in Pennsylvania gets trucked to Ohio, which has more disposal wells. Water can also be treated at private treatment facilities. The process cleans most of the water, but at least some smaller amount of fluid, or solid “cake,” still needs to be injected back into the ground, or taken to a...

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