GAME CHANGER: Bernie Ford of CreatEnergy processes dirty drill fluid into clean water.
GAME CHANGER: Bernie Ford of CreatEnergy processes dirty drill fluid into clean water. Derek Barry

Annejeda-CreatEnergy Oil drill fluid reuse is ‘game changer’

ANNEJEDA is a Roma company with a long history in oil and gas, but they remain on the forefront of game-changing innovation in the industry.

They have partnered with a company called CreatEnergy to come up with a solution to turn wasteful drill fluids into valuable high-quality water.

Annejeda managing director Lindsay Reardon said the companies were making a collaborative effort to reduce disposal volumes of drill fluids and reduce costs with a sustainable and cost effective solution, especially in an era of low oil prices.

"We want to recycle drill fluids and drill cuttings on the (petroleum) lease and where practical, put it back to the lease," Mr Reardon said.

"Basically, our approach is: what's on the lease, stays on the lease."

Mr Reardon said rules and regulations were changing and the demands on industry to reduce the environmental impact of operations were increasing with regulators reacting directly to public comment and pressure.

"Treatment methodology of 100 per cent reuse is a game changer for those who understand the imperative in delivering on cooperate governances," he said.

Annejeda's technical partner CreatEnergy develops and implements waste and energy solutions for the resource sector, focussing specifically on the substitution of diesel at mining and energy projects in Australia and overseas.

CreatEnergy's spokesman Adrian Abbott said coal seam gas operations were looking hard at their businesses to determining smarter more responsible and value effective initiatives.

"Our process technologies give back to a lease consistent high quality water, enhanced pavement materials," Mr Abbott said.

"In doing so, this closes the loop, realising opportunities not previously considered attainable."

The partnership is now offering their service to the mining industry in Queensland.

"The implementation of our unique configurations fits a wide range of operating needs, treatment and reuse of drill fluid, cuttings and oil slops," Mr Abbott said.

"All hardware, improvements provided are self-powered and therefore not requiring connection to client power source or a power network."


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