Waste Management Process

Ecoserv Waste Management Process

We offer turnkey, integrated solutions to manage the complete life cycle of waste produced in offshore drilling, industrial downstream, upstream production, and marine dockside industries. Ecoserv offers traditional, robotic and automated cleaning to handle every job safely and efficiently.

Waste Collection

Our waste collection services have been specifically designed and updated to process waste efficiently while ensuring the highest level of environmental safety. After receiving the waste from upstream oil and gas production facilities and testing it at Ecoserv’s transfer stations, it is consolidated into barges and transported to a processing and separation facility for disposal.

Ecoserv’s LADNR permitted transfer facilities are strategically located throughout the region, helping to accelerate projects. With leading technology, Ecoserv’s waste management team are experts in quickly collecting and managing Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM), Non-hazardous Oilfield Waste (NOW) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)-exempt waste streams.


Ecoserv’s Fannett Texas facility provides secure salt cavern disposal into bedded salt formations well below, and totally isolated from, all underground sources of drinking water.

Ecoserv is Texas’ first comprehensive, streamlined solution for E&P waste disposal. This includes the most environmentally friendly options for the decontamination and decommissioning industrial equipment and naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) disposal. Our highly trained staff deliver an unsurpassed quality of work for all customers due to their extensive knowledge of NORM regulations and wide-spread experience in support of compliant production and drilling operations.

Waste Transportation

Ecoserv’s barge capabilities offer both safe and cost-effective solutions for Non-hazardous waste transportation. We provide US Coast Guard certified double hull shale barges and closed top barges to ship E & P waste to our waterfront facilities in LA and TX. Ecoserv’s barge fleet is U.S. Coast Guard OPA 90 certified, ensuring the highest compliance standards in the industry.

Maximum capacities of 4,000 – 7,000 barrels per load make large volume shipments of exploration and production (E&P) waste quick, easy, and affordable.


Ecoserv pioneered the patented, low-pressure injection disposal technology process to dispose of non-hazardous industrial waste into subsurface formations with isolation far below groundwater zones. Class I well injection technology has been lauded by the EPA as “safer than burying them in landfills, storing them in tanks or burning them in incinerators” (EPA Fact Sheet 813-F-94-002 Class I Injection Wells and Your Drinking Water). This injection practice removes and isolates wastes from the surface biosphere, thereby removing potential contamination pathways into the air, soil and surface water that exists at near-surface disposal options.

What are the benefits of the Ecoserv disposal technology?

  • Reduced Exposure to Open Environmental Contamination

  • Reduced Risk of Legacy Liability

  • Reduced Risk of Contamination of Air & Ground Water

  • Does Not Render Land Useless for Future Use

  • Preferred Method of Major Operators

RCRA Services

Blender for waste disposal at Fannett Facility