Study Area, Including Statistical Data

Map: Major exploration and drilling areas (in red)


Some exploration and production (E&P) drilling wastes are disposed of in clay-lined, bermed, earthen pits at centralized and commercial drilling-fluid disposal sites (CCDD sites) in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.

This study is a census, compilation, and summary of information on active and inactive (including abandoned) sites in these four states. Information includes number and acreage of pits, waste volume, and levels of selected constituents in the waste and adjacent soil and groundwater.

Texas   New Mexico
Matagorda County Briggs Site Lea County CRI Halfway Site
Lane Salt Lake Site
Louisiana Oklahoma
Bossier Parish Elm Grove Site Blaine County Southard Site
Cameron Parish Big Diamond Site Canadian County FPC Site
Iberia Parish Waguespack Site Lattimer County Gowen Site
Jefferson Davis Parish Laccassine Site
Mermentau Site
Major County Bluff Site
Guard Site
Lafrouche Parish Bourg Site
Lafrouche Site
McClain County Kelly Site
T & S Site
Webb/Femco Site
Pointe Coupee Parish Reliable Site Pottawatomie County Merkle Site
St. Landry Parish MAR Site Roger Mills County Safe Earth Site
St. Mary's Parish Bateman Island Site