Patriot Environmental Services to open new oilfield waste facility in Kern County

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New facility will open in the summer of 2018 to provide solidification services for exploration and production (E&P) wastes in across central California

With the addition of this facility, we have the ability to offer a cost effective, convenient, and compliance-focused waste disposal option in the heart of Kern County’s oil/gas community. -- Chris Gonzalez, Bakersfield Regional Sales Manager, Patriot Environmental Services

Patriot Environmental Services today announced its plans to build and operate a new oilfield disposal facility at 19421 Creek Road in Bakersfield, CA. This new facility will provide solidification services for exploration and production (E&P) wastes such as drilling mud, tank bottom, and other sludges not suitable for direct landfill disposal.

The new facility is scheduled to open in September, 2018, and will be located in a logistically convenient yard west of the City of Bakersfield near the busy Seventh Standard transportation corridor. The facility will be able to process over 12 million gallons of sludge per year once opened, and have room to add additional capacity if the market needs it in the future.

The new facility aims to offer fast approvals with less complicated analytical requirements for solidification and ultimate disposal of oilfield waste streams, as well as operational certainty and cost effectiveness for potential customers across central California’s evolving industrial waste disposal landscape

Patriot has operated fixed disposal facilities in Anaheim and Orange since 2015, and has established a sterling safety and compliance record with no OSHA recordable incidents or notices of violation with strict Orange County regulatory requirements. Patriot also has environmental service offices in Bakersfield and Ventura that will be able to use the new disposal facility to support customer needs for future and ongoing cleaning and waste management projects.

Patriot’s Bakersfield Regional Sales Manager Chris Gonzales says, “Patriot has been providing industrial cleaning, transportation, and waste management services to the oil/gas E&P sector for over 16 years in California, and 8 years in the Bakersfield region. With the addition of this facility, we have the ability to offer a cost effective, convenient, and compliance-focused waste disposal option in the heart of Kern County’s oil/gas community. We believe this facility will alleviate E&P customers from the burdens of attempting to manage sludges at the point of generation or enduring the lengthy and expensive profiling processes currently available in the area.”

“Solidification of E&P wastes is a much needed service in Kern County as sludges generated in oilfields are difficult to dispose,” adds Josh Teves, Patriot’s VP of Compliance and head of its waste management operations. Teves continues, “Sludges are problematic in that the solid content is too high for injection or solar evaporation, and contain free liquids prohibited by landfills. Patriot’s facility will provide a cost effective solution to this problem and serve as a centralized location for E&P sludge disposal. The facility will supplement Patriot’s existing environmental services footprint in Kern County to offer true cradle-to-grave services to its E&P customers.”

The American Petroleum Institute (API) estimates that approximately 1.21 barrels of total drilling waste are generated for every foot drilled in the United States. Of this total drilling waste, nearly 50% is solid drilling waste. The oil and gas industry must dispose of this waste in accordance with various laws and regulations of federal, state and local governments.

Once construction is complete, Patriot will be conducting facility audits for interested customers and hosting an open house.

About Patriot Environmental Services

Patriot is a premier provider of comprehensive, vertically integrated environmental services, including emergency spill response, hazardous waste management and transportation, industrial cleaning, hydro-excavation, full facility closure and remediation, non-hazardous wastewater treatment, solidification, and other complementary services.

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