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SDF is an industry leader in the provision of Integrated Drilling Waste Management Services.



Specialty Drilling Fluids Limited (SDF) is an industry leader in the provision of Integrated Drilling Waste management services. It provides specialist services in the management of drilling waste fluids and cuttings from “cradle to grave”. To achieve this, the company has acquired leading-edge technologies and equipment, which have been deployed in several drilling locations (land, swamp and offshore) of most of the major oil and gas operating companies in Nigeria.

The company also has capability to design solutions to meet client specific drilling waste management requirements in line with DPR, Federal Ministry of Environment, EGASPIN and international standards and guidelines.

To meet these challenges SDF has acquired the following, which have been deployed in several jobs handled for our major clients,

Six (6) complete Cuttings Slurrification/Re-injection units, each valued at $1.4 million.
30 x 200-500bbls mud storage tanks, which are also available for lease to Oil companies.
3 units of Vertical Cuttings Drier and accessories, for closed loop waste management.
3000 cuttings skip.
10 x 800tons coral barges.
A flagship Thermal Oil Recovery (THOR) plant – the first and largest low temperature indirect thermal desorption plant in West Africa.
6x150bblsTrailer mounted tanks for waste fluid haulage.
Vacuum trucks, Excavators, Sealed Tippers, Payloaders, Transfer pumps, sludge pumps and other allied equipments.
A well equipped and functional fabrication and machining workshop, where skips, tanks and other equipment are fabricated and maintained
A well equipped state-of-the-art laboratory.
2 Units of Twin phase dense Cuttings Blower System capable of transferring 20ppg cuttings at 30Tons/Hr thro’ 50 m horizontal and 20m vertical distance with 6 x 900 bends.
Vessel and Tank Cleaning equipment- HP water jetting units, PTS Vacuum units, BA systems and accessories.

SDF acquired a THOR System which is the first indirect thermal desorption unit in West Africa and is designed specifically to remove hydrocarbons from drilled cuttings and recover clean base fluid – oil or synthetic.  Indirect thermal desorption is safe, reliable, and economical.  Contaminants can be recovered and recycled into useful products and treated cuttings can be returned to the environment reducing future liability. The SDF THOR System combines innovative technology from Brandt with SDF’s proven experience in waste management to provide a new standard for "green" drilling operations in West Africa. The plant has been installed at our site which is located in the Eyaa Industrial Layout in Onne, Rivers State on forty (40) plots(30,000 sq.m) of land at the waterfront for effective support of offshore and onshore/swamp drilling activities.

Features and Benefits of the the SDF THOR System include:
  1. Provides safe, complete remediation of drilled cuttings at up to 10 tons per hour process rates
  2. Reduces or eliminates future environmental liability
  3. Removes and recovers hydrocarbons, with no measurable degradation, for reuse or resale
  4. Provides a reliable, cost effective option to other treatment alternatives
  5. Designed to process a variety of types of oil based cuttings and oil/water concentrations
  6. Meets current air quality standards
  7. Includes all system components, controls, and monitoring devices in a modular, skid mounted system
  8. Located at a specially designed central waste management facility
  9. Proven field results
The plant is operational and it is the biggest in West Africa and it cost SDF $6,000,000.00 to acquire.

In line with our drive to maximize value for our clients, SDF recently acquired 3 units of Continuous Vertical Cuttings Drier (VCD), from the world acclaimed technology leader in vertical cuttings drier technology CSI of USA. The VCD's can recover up to 95% of valuable drilling fluids that are typically lost with cuttings discharged from shakers. The substantial reduction of fluids on cuttings yields relatively dried cuttings with as low as less than 5% oil by weight. This dramatic reduction of discharged cuttings and maximum recovery of drilling fluids result in huge savings for the operator through significantly reduced mud losses and much lower cuttings disposal/processing costs(much less quantity processed).



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