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The Drilling Waste Management Information System: An Interactive Web-Based Tool for Access to Technological, Environmental, and Regulatory Information on Drilling Waste Management

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Argonne National Laboratory's Environmental Science Division developed the Drilling Waste Management Information System (DWMIS) (http://web.ead.anl.gov/dwm) to provide a unique Web-based resource for technical and regulatory information on practices for managing oil and gas drilling muds and cuttings, including current practices, state and federal regulations, and guidelines for optimal management practices. Visitors can use these resources to learn about industry standard practices, determine which regulatory requirements must be met, and select optimal management strategies for their location and circumstances. The site consists of three modules. The Technology Description Module provides basic information about practices currently employed by industry to manage drilling wastes. The Regulatory Module identifies and summarizes state and federal regulations or guidelines that form the regulatory context for drilling waste management. The interactive Technology Identification Module requires users to answer a series of questions about their drilling project. The replies lead users through a decision tree, resulting in a suggested subset of waste-management options that would make the most sense for a given well location or environmental setting. The Web site was developed under DOE's Natural Gas and Oil Technology Partnership program, which supports joint national laboratory and industry research projects, and funded by the National Energy Technology Laboratory.

<strong>Authors:</strong>Robert Sullivan, Thomas Kotek, Pamela Richmond, Markus Puder, Debra Elcock
<strong>Institution:</strong> Argonne National Laboratory

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