GEOS attached great importance to environmental awareness and invested in waste management systems that focuses on reducing drilling waste at source and reusing it further in drilling and non-drilling related activities.

Drilled cuttings, drilling fluids on cutting, discharged drilling fluids, drilling fluid losses on surface, rain water and waste water used for cleaning and cooling are classified as drilling waste. An effective drilling waste management strategy is required for eliminating as much drilling waste going to landfill as possible, maximizing recovery and reuse of material at source.

We work closely with our clients, construction companies and rig contractors to optimize solids control and waste management system configurations based on project needs.

GEOS’s waste management system relies on the hierarchy below


Project specific wellsite construction


Drilling fluids discharge by efficient solids control


Drilling fluids by recovering from wet drilled cuttings


Water by Dewatering and maximizing water recovery from waste and rain water


Waste with chemicals for stabilization


Waste - Waste transportation & Disposal

Waste Management Services Equipment and Functions:
Equipment Function
Drying Shaker Drilling fluids recovery from wet drilled cuttings
Decanting Centrifuges Fine solids removal from the active mud volume & Solids removal from waste water when dewatering
Chemical (Floc.) Unit Chemical mixing systems, tanks, dosing pumps, flow meters.
Half-Moon Tanks Act as storage pit for recovered fluids from Drying Shaker before processing with decanting centrifuge
Hopper (Mixing) Tank Storage & pretreatment of waste water and drilling fluids before processing
Centrifuge or Diaphragm Pumps Waste water and drilling fluids transfer between pits
Polyethylene storage tank Recyled water storage
Screw Conveyors Cuttings/Solids tranport from rig shaker to drying shakers