Award-winning local firm finds value in drilling waste

Award-winning local firm finds value in drilling waste

POSTED: Monday, March 31, 2014 - 9:34am

UPDATED: Monday, March 31, 2014 - 10:52am

Blake Scott has built a business on finding value in what once was considered worthless waste from oil and gas drilling.

His Longview-based Scott Environmental Services has developed patented processes to compost hydrocarbon-based waste on site to regrow grass around drilling locations or treat and recycle solid drilling waste for reuse as load-bearing structures — to build the next drilling pad or a lease road, for instance.

The work recently earned Scott recognition as “The Progressive Global Energy and Natural Resources Industry Leader” by the Oil & Gas Awards Judging Panel for the Rocky Mountain region.

The panel noted Scott’s “innovative and principled leadership” and called his work essential to the industry.

The award recognizes a journey Scott began almost 20 years ago with his parents, Bill Scott, now deceased, and Jeanne Scott, who remains one of the company’s majority shareholders.

Read more from the Longview News-Journal.

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