3 Reasons To Consider Closed-Loop Drilling Companies

Posted on: 30 July 2015

One of the most common features of drilling for oil or other natural resources is the pit where workers and machinery enter and where liquids and mud are stored. If you are planning on hiring a company to drill natural resources beneath your home or have signed away your oil rights, you need to make sure that you understand the potential dangers of having this pit leak toxins to the surrounding earth. One way to set your mind at ease is to utilize a company that uses a process called closed-loop drilling, which involves storing any toxins that come out of the earth in large tanks and taking them away to be treated. Here are some reasons why you should consider a closed-loop drilling company if you decide to sell your mineral rights.

1. You Won't Have Huge Pits in Your Land When the Company is Done

For each new location on your land, that an oil company needs to drill to get at the natural resources, you are going to end up with a pit in your land. This can be problematic if you are planning on selling the land when all of the natural resources in the land have been discovered and taken away. If you use a normal drilling company, you will have huge pits all over your land because of the extra room that is needed to store the waste from the drilling procedure. If you use a closed-loop drilling company, the holes will be much smaller and easier to fill in.

2. It Reduces Water Usage

Another benefit associated with using closed-loop drilling companies is that they will use less of the water on your property. If you have a pond and are worried about it being drained by the oilfield services company in order for them to do their job, using a closed-loop drilling company will ensure that this doesn't happen. A closed-loop system can reduce as much as 80% of the amount of water that is needed.

3. It Reduces Traffic

Storing waste is much more efficient and easy to transport with a closed loop system. This means that you won't have to contend with a huge amount of oilfield traffic on your property, since as much as 75% can be reduced. This will help reduce the noise on your property as well.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in closed-loop drilling.