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Drilling Waste Management Information System: The information resource for better management of drilling wastes
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Drilling Waste Management Technology Identification Module

The Technology Identification Module is an interactive tool for identifying appropriate drilling waste management strategies for a given well location and circumstances.

The Technology Identification Module follows the philosophy of a waste management hierarchy. Waste management options with the lowest environmental impacts are encouraged ahead of those with more significant environmental impacts. The Technology Identification Module helps identify waste management options, but users should also consider their own site-specific costs and waste volumes.

How it Works

Users will be asked to answer a series of questions about the location of the well site, physical features of the site that may allow or inhibit the use of various options, whether the regulatory agency with jurisdiction allows or prohibits particular options, and whether cost or the user's company policy would preclude any options. Nearly all questions are set up for only "yes" or "no" responses. Depending on how the initial questions are answered, users will face from 15 to 35 total questions. Some of these can be answered immediately, while others may require some additional investigation of other portions of this web site or external information. Suitable options will be identified as users complete the questions, and users will be able to print out a summary of suitable options when the process is completed.

First-time users are encouraged to run quickly through the list of questions and provide sample answers to see the types of information that are needed to complete the questions. Then they can return to answer questions more carefully and to explore multiple options.