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What does the cutting box used in waste drilling fluid process

2017-06-14
Cutting boxes are the primary method of transporting waste drilling fluid and cuttings to shore around the world. Cuttings boxes were developed as an easy method of collecting and transporting cuttings given the weight restrictions of offshore cranes on earlier drilling rigs. 

Cutting boxes are typically placed near the solids control equipment, where cuttings can be moved relatively short distances and collected in the box. 

When a Cutting boxes gets full, it is removed and an empty Cutting boxes is shuffled into position. When a sufficient number of full Cutting boxes are ready, they are backloaded onto a workboat and returned to shore. Empty Cutting boxes from the dock facility replace the returned cuttings boxes.

In the United States, cuttings boxes (small tanks) must be Coast Guard approved. In other developed areas there are similar requirements.