The Progressive Energy & Natural Resources Industry Leader, Rocky Mountain 2013

Awarded to: Blake Scott - Scott Environmental Services, Inc

Oil & Gas Awards Judges Comments

“Scott has an innovative ability to keep the oil and gas industry environmentally clean. He created a patented technology that recycles, treats, and/or disposes solid drilling waste. Blake demonstrates solid leadership with his vision.”

Blake Scott, Scott Environmental Inc. – Professional Overview

Blake Scott founded Scott Environmental Services, Inc. in 1994 with his father, Bill R. Scott. Blake has dedicated more than 20 years to developing advanced solidification and stabilization techniques and patented technologies that fully treat freshwater and saltwater-based mud and cuttings, as well as oil-based drilled cuttings.

Through his patented technology, contaminated solid drilling waste is now being recycled into environmentally sound and durable roads, drill pads, and a variety of other much-needed structures where exploration and production is taking place within the Rocky Mountain region. Through science, Blake is making a positive difference in solid drilling waste management for oil and gas operators. He is giving them cost-effective and site-specific solutions, reducing their operational footprints and creatively reusing waste material for use in infrastructure improvements such as drilling pads and roads, benefiting both producers and landowners.

Blake is a pioneer in several areas of environmental science, receiving the first state-wide permit in Texas from the Railroad Commission of Texas for treating contaminated waste in mud and drill cuttings. The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (WOGCC) issued a statewide order permitting Scott to utilize its patented Firmus and Duro processes, The North Dakota Industrial Commission (NDIC) issued a statewide order permitting use of the Duro process, has an operating area in Utah and is licensed in New Mexico. Scott was spotlighted for Best Practice Management by the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment at the University of Colorado Law School for developing these environmentally responsible onsite technologies and Blake’s approach in managing solid drilling waste is one of the best outcomes according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Solid Waste Management Hierarchy.

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