We are involved in the treatment and disposal of oil based mud (OBM) and water based mud (WBM) drill cuttings with specialized and modernized equipment.
Oil Based Mud Cuttings Treatment Process Specification.
Oil-based mud (OBM) cuttings are delivered to Frigate's waste treatment facility in skips. A skip is a hazardous waste container with an average material retention capacity of 3 (three) tons. OBM cuttings may also be recovered from dewatered sludge. Prior to any intervention, OBM cuttings earmarked for treatment are first analysed internally in the laboratory, and also through an accredited third-party, to establish its initial water-to-oil ratio. The enquiry, described as retort test, investigates amongst others, the amount of water and oil content in the cuttings. In a complete treatment cycle, mud cuttings are initially processed for preliminary pre-treatment and thereafter thermally desorbed with the Low Temperature Thermal Desorption Unit, LTTDU.