Traditional waste management practices are prone to human error. Even highly trained, responsible operators are capable of costly mistakes.
Ill-equipped machinery is less precise and places more pressure on human operators.
Technology and research are often underutilized in the industry, hindering safety and efficiency.
The ultimate result, if any of the above criteria are in place, is the possibility of unintended negative impact to the environment.
The industrial and regulatory environment demands that today's oilfield service providers be:
Advanced technology directly guides operations to ensure regulatory compliance and protection of the environment for all stakeholders.
Thorough and accurate reporting must be instantly available and accessible for clients; inclusive of waste characteristics, load placement, volumetrics and loading criteria.
Flexibility in adjusting relevant factors is vital to adhere to dynamic environmental / regulatory conditions.
J&L's ECO1 is an advanced land application system that bridges the gap between environmental science and regulatory compliance with the latest in technology and equipment. The system is the first technology of its kind to remotely automate application units across the United States. ECO1 has the ability to manage a single truck or an entire fleet on a district, state, regional or national scale based upon the characteristics of the waste and regulatory requirements at any site.
Application management starts with capturing site specific characteristics such as vegetation, slope, hydrologically/environmentally sensitive areas and site perimeters on a mobile mapping device. This data is synchronized to the environmental control center.
Once the truck is in the field and application has commenced, Site-specific criteria govern application rate and product placement based upon regulatory/environmental parameters previously established in the environmental control center.
With more than 3,000 completed jobs and 10-plus years in operation, J&L has never been assessed a regulatory fine. With the advent of ECO1, this trend is expected to continue for many years to come.
J&L has the flexibility to adhere to diverse regional compliance standards with no loss in accuracy or repeatability of land application process. J&L was servicing more than 4 percent of the nations total rig count at the end of Q1, with the capacity to double by year-end.
J&L's automated process shifts the application control from human field operators to technologically-driven equipment that meets or exceeds any regulatory standards.
J&Ls second-generation fleet utilizes superior technology to distribute waste material with greater precision than that of competitors, ensuring compliance and eliminating negative environmental impact. J&L utilizes an in-house lab and conjuction with multiple independent labs to conduct advanced soil and waste research, placing J&L at the forefront of the industry.
Mapping software allows site specialists to accurately visualize the entire property and surrounding resources. Environmental specialists can establish applications boundaries to ensure environmental resources are properly preserved and protected. Meanwhile, applicators understand exactly where application should take place and to what level.
The system's Environmental Control Center combines site suitability findings, lab analysis, appropriate regulatory standards and sediment trapping calculations to create land application instructions that are wirelessly transmitted to the land application fleet.
Land application units equipped with GPS guidance monitor contaminant loading, volumetrics, unit speed, and coverage while recognizing application exclusion zones within the site. Application automatically ceases if a boundary is breached or application rates approach regulatory/environmental limits.
Digital record-keeping ensures an accurate log of application site instructions and operations, keeping the information secure, organized and readily available for internal or external auditing.