Company finds new path in solid drilling waste recycling

By D. Ray Tuttle, The Journal Record

TULSA – A Texas-based solid drilling waste management technology company is looking to expand its scope of operations in Oklahoma despite the gloomy economic conditions.

Several fields are good for business in this environment, Scott Environmental Services President J. Blake Scott said.  The company operates in the South Central Oklahoma Oil Province, or SCOOP, and Cana fields in Oklahoma.  “We try to target the low-cost plays in Oklahoma,” Scott said.  The company also operates in the Permian Basin and the Eagle Ford Shale play. [Read more…]

Breakthrough Solid Drilling Waste Management Technology Receives Attention From Oil And Gas Industry

LONGVIEW, Tex. — According to the American Petroleum Institute, for every foot drilled in the U.S., 1.21 barrels of drilling waste are generated–approximately half of this is solid drilling waste.  Due to a lack of satisfactory waste disposal methods available, Scott Environmental Services, Inc. developed processes to manage the solid waste produced from drilling.

New Technology Magazine – Revolutionary Methods by Scott Environmental Services, Inc.

Converting Solid Drilling Waste into Construction Material

Well Servicing Magazine
November/December 2014
by Mark Crawford

“After several years of research Scott Environmental Services, based in Longview, Texas has patented a unique process in which the technology allows oil and gas operators to recycle, treat, and/or dispose of solid drilling waste…”

Converting Solid Drilling Waste into Construction Material

Drill Cuttings – New Cost Saving Solution

By Caitlin Crawford
CBS 7 News

A new solution is on the horizon that will help oil and gas production companies take care of the environment and potentially save companies money, as drilling techniques continue to advance.

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Optimizing Production through the Innovative Management of Solid Drilling Waste

Oil and Gas Network

Volume 15, Number 3


Drilling and production practices over the last several years have changed dramatically. Some of the most important changes have been horizontal drilling, multiple wells being drilled on single drilling pads, and multi-stage fracing. Examples of the success of these changes are increased rigs drilling horizontally, increased lateral lengths in the horizontal sections of the hole, increased well densities on each pad, and increased frac stages. The result of these changes have been lower costs and higher estimated ultimate recoveries (EURs) from each well.

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Blake Scott Wins Prestigious Oil & Gas Award

DENVER  – Blake Scott, founder and president of Scott Environmental Services, Inc. (Scott), has been named Industry Leader by the Oil & Gas Awards Judging Panel. This premier accolade was presented at a gala event in Denver which brought together exploration and production experts who acknowledged the individuals, companies, technologies and approaches that advance the industry and yield greater oil and gas efficiencies in the Rocky Mountain region.

The Industry Leader award is given in recognition of outstanding achievements and contributions made by an individual to the oil and gas industry. In a statement provided by the 2013 Oil & Gas Awards Judging Panel, “His innovative and principled leadership stands out and the work of Blake and his company are essential to the Oil & Gas industry when recycling and environmentally friendly practices are so critical.” [Read more…]

Q&A: Oil field leftovers don’t go to waste

By Emily Pickrell, FuelFix

Blake Scott, the founder and president of Scott Environmental Services, has developed a way to turn solid drilling waste into a material that can be used to pave oil field roads and rig pads. His Texas-based business, which recycles the waste in mud and drill cuttings, now operates in six other states. He described the work in a recent interview with the Chronicle. Edited excerpts: [Read more…]

Blake Scott on NewsWest 9 in Midland, Texas

Blake Scott was featured in a local news segment October 15, 2013.

Drilling waste recycler takes a cue from Superfund cleanups


Nathanial Gronewold, E&E reporter


HOUSTON — The American Petroleum Institute estimates that for every foot the oil and gas industry drills into the ground, roughly 1.2 barrels of drilling waste is created. About half of this waste is in solid form, mainly some residual drilling mud and cuttings.

While some of the mud is recycled and reused, disposing of the rest of this waste has been a headache for the industry. But a growing Texas company is looking to turn drill bit cuttings and other waste material into a product that saves the industry money and further enables its growth.

Scott Environmental Services, a company founded in the mid 1990s and headquartered in Longview, is busy rolling out is proprietary waste treatment and reuse technology to a handful of oil and gas-producing states. [Read more…]

Waste not, want not

J. Blake Scott, Scott Environmental Services Inc.
August 1, 2013
Waste Testing

Paul Kern, Scott operations manager, and Gumaro Herrera, Scott supervisor, testing consistency in partially-treated solid drilling waste as part of Scott’s Duro(SM) process.

Innovative drilling waste treatment, recycling, and reuse brings new meaning to an old saying.

Though the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) largely exempts E&P from most hazardous waste requirements, the majority of states and some localities have their own regulations that can range from somewhat expensive to prohibitively so.

And because more than a barrel’s worth of solid cuttings is produced for every 0.6 m (2 ft) of modern oil and gas drilling, the issue of remediation looms large for American drillers. This is especially so when the material includes salts; hydrocarbons; pH; and metals such as lead, mercury, and arsenic.

Traditionally, most oil and gas operators buried their waste after partial treatment, land-spread it, or hauled it off to a disposal site. While in some cases this is still appropriate, there is an economically sensible way to develop the nation’s oil and gas resources while also reducing environmental impacts. [Read more…]