The energy industry predominantly uses oil-based drilling fluids to drill horizontal wells. Oil-based drilling fluids provide many benefits to the operator including better well bore stability, improved hydraulics, enhanced penetration rates and increased lubricity, while helping industry meet its initiative to reduce water consumption. As the well is drilled, the drill cuttings from the well bore contain drilling fluid; this is commonly known as drilling waste. The energy industry primarily manages drilling waste by mixing it with sawdust, wood chips, fly-ash or other stabilizing agents and disposing of it into landfills.
Recover® is an environmental technology company with a patented process for cleaning oil-based drilling waste. Our technology recovers base oil from drilling waste while providing a significant reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. Recover® is in the business of recovering energy and our team is proud to help make the energy industry more sustainable.