An alternative option to manage these types of drilling muds is a combination approach whereby drilling muds can be treated to either be re-used on-site, or nearby in centralised areas.
The re-use of these drilling muds include the following treatment processes:
- Combined with organic materials to form a growing medium on drill well sites, or over large areas such as turkey nest dam sites, or other impacted areas
- Geotechnical improvement for reinstatement in excavations and pits
- Combined with reagents to limit potential harm to the environment, such as minimising salt toxicity, reducing hydrocarbon levels and pH adjustment, to then either be used for land remediation and/or plant growth
- Integration into civil construction materials such as road base
McMahon Services has the ability and expertise to manage these drilling muds in a cost effective and sustainable manner through state-of-the-art plant and equipment, technically focussed personnel, and a wealth of experience working in remote areas under difficult conditions.