In deeper-water environments, offshore operators encounter not only hostile drilling conditions and complex logistics but also increasingly stringent environmental regulations that often call for zero, or near-zero, discharge of drill solids. As a result, they have had to rethink the way in which cuttings laden with oil- and synthetic-based drilling fluids are handled.
CLEANCUT cuttings collection and transportation system provides a complete field-proven method for containing, handling, temporarily storing, and transporting both water- and oil-based drill cuttings. All operations are conducted within a totally enclosed and protected environment. A CLEANCUT system can be configured to conform to available rig space.
Adaptability and cost efficiency
The flexible configuration of the CLEANCUT system means that it can be engineered to fit rig layouts with small footprints, thereby increasing space for other equipment. Further, it can handle cuttings generated at high ROP, reducing and even eliminating NPT caused by overloaded processing equipment. The totally enclosed system design prevents exposure of personnel and the environment to drilling wastes, even in extreme Arctic and tropical conditions. It also minimizes the use of crane lifts, thereby significantly reducing employee exposure to overhead hazards.