Waste Management - Cuttings re-injection
The process of grinding drill cuttings to form a slurry which is then pumped downhole, either into a dedicated disposal well or into the annulus of an existing well, has been used since the early nineties and is now a mature technology.
This process of cuttings re-injection or CRI has some major benefits compared to the alternative containment option of transporting cuttings to shore for treatment and disposal. Firstly the CRI process is able to handle volumes of drill cuttings compatible with the fastest realistic rates of drilling even . . .