Variability of the components of oil drilling waste according to the treatment temperature

Keywords: Hydrocarbon, Metals, Mineralogy, Waste


In Mexico's hydrocarbon sector, drilling waste represents a problem because the techniques to treat it increase production costs and although thermal desorption represents a good option, it presents variations in removals. For these reasons, these variations were evaluated according to the treatment temperature (< 320 ° C) on a laboratory scale. It was observed that the samples have minerals in common (quartz, barite, and calcium sulfate) and these do not vary after treatments, but other minerals were observed that are present in some samples and not in others. It was also observed that the hydrocarbons decrease with respect to the temperature, but when comparing the removed percentages and the fractions, they are different between the samples; likewise, Cd, Cr, Pb, Ni, Zn, V, Ba, Fe, and Mn were detected, but their concentration in the leachates is low. It is concluded that the variation in the constituents of the drilling cuttings could depend on the source of generation and that this factor could influence the final properties of the treated solid since although the removal of hydrocarbons is achieved, the fractions present, and the concentration of metals are different between the samples


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Vázquez-Vázquez, L., García-Zaleta, D., Torres-Sánchez, S., López-Martínez, S., Hernández-Nuñez, E., Zurita-Macias-Valadez, M., & Morales-Bautista, C. (2023). Variability of the components of oil drilling waste according to the treatment temperature. Revista Mexicana De Ingeniería Química, 22(1), IA3039.
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