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Our services are of the highest quality and caliber. They range in a multitude of specialities and we carry not only expertise but licenses in all necessary categories.



            Source Environmental Services, Inc. offers the most comprehensive and thorough N.O.R.M. work in the industry.  We are using state-of-the-art minimization equipment and technology and constantly striving to develop better ways to serve our customers.


1.         N.O.R.M. Surveys

A qualified Surveyor and/or Radiation Safety Officer will go to the customer’s site, measure off a ten meter grid and perform a manual survey with a scintillating device.  The survey data can then be transferred from rough data to computer graphics and returned to the customer at his request.

2.         N.O.R.M. Remediation

Once the survey is complete and cleanup or remediation needs are determined, we apply high pressure and proprietary cleaning technology to most contaminated equipment, tanks and tubulars.  All N.O.R.M. removed is containerized for storage or processing.  If the survey reveals contaminated soils, we will vacuum, excavate and/or remediation as needed to comply with N.O.R.M. and 29-B regulations.  All soils will be tested for compliance in both categories.  Then, the remediated and excavated soil will be isolated, and possibly washed free of contamination, or containerized until such time as it can be further processed or disposed.

3.         N.O.R.M. Minimization/Decontamination

Our primary focus of waste minimization is achieved by using our patented, Triple Sand Wash Unit and Clear Decontamination Booth.  All material entering this booth is spray washed, and decontaminatable items such as PPE are checked for microR/hr readings, washed and removed to a clean location.  Processable materials enter a hopper, along with the wash water and high tech chemicals, then move toward the Triple Sand Wash Unit.

The Triple Sand Wash Unit enables us to separate oils, paraffin and N.O.R.M. particles from produced sands, sludge, soils, scale, etc.  It has solids control equipment, and three separate heated chambers, which allow us to separate larger washed solids from finer, contaminated scale and solids.

4.         N.O.R.M. Encapsulation

After remediation and/or minimization, the containerized N.O.R.M. waste must be disposed.  One of the methods we offer for N.O.R.M. disposal is encapsulation.

Encapsulation of N.O.R.M. is placing the N.O.R.M. material into a tubular, (i.e. casing or PVC pipe) and sealing it from both ends.  It can then be placed down in a P&A well bore and is considered properly disposed.

5.         N.O.R.M. Slurrification and Pump Down

As another method of disposal, N.O.R.M. waste can be particle sized very fine and combined with a Gel-slurry.  This combination is pumpable slurry and can be pumped down hole to displace the mud in a P&A situation.  This method is also called well bore displacement.

6.         Onsite Supervision and Expertise

An added service offered by Source Environmental Services, Inc. is an onsite Radiation Safety Officer and an onsite engineer or geologist (as needed).

R.S.O. services are included in every job we so and we have found that expert help is sometimes a bonus to the services we provide.

Our Engineer, James M. Burton, is not only President of Source Environmental Services, Inc. but also an experienced oilfield engineer and R.S.O.  A combination that is very valuable in P&A situations.

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Storage tank :


Source is able to clean out the smallest tank, or the largest storage tanks in the industry.   This equipment and its uses are as follow:

1.         Equipment

We have several different pieces of equipment.  These pieces allow us to offer other reduction services, and expedite cleaning.

The first of our additional pieces of equipment is the 2000 or 4000 CFM “Guzzler” super suctioning machine.  Using six to eight inch vacuum hose line, the “Guzzler” can move a high volume of material in a short period of time.  It can remove any particles that are smaller than the hose line and has it’s own roll off box for material storage and transportation.

Next is our high speed Horizontal Decanter Centrifuge.  Its been our experience that the most efficient system to remove solids from oily sludge’s and liquids is to break the emulsion binding the oil and water phases.  With the appropriate chemical program, this type of centrifuge can produce a solid phase that has less than 5% moisture and achieved in the centrifuge (over 2,000 G’s) and the essentially 100% of the solids that contribute to the stabilization of oil/water emulsions.  The centrifuge can remove fine solids down to two microns in size.

For fluids, we offer vacuum truck service.  Each truck has a vacuum pump and a tank to remove your fluids and transport them for disposal.

Of course, high pressure washing equipment, steam cleaners, pumps, and hand tools are a part of our standard equipment.


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Non-Hazardous Oilfield Waste Services:

Non-Hazardous Oilfield Waste Services

Source is not only a comprehensive N.O.R.M. specific licensee, but also a full service environmental clean-up company.  We have found it prudent to encompass all aspects of cleaning, and to further our services we acquired, Site Services, Inc.  We now employ it’s personnel, state-of-the-art equipment, and technology for drilling and production equipment and Non-Hazardous Oilfield Waste (N.O.W.) clean up.  Those services include:

1.         Sampling, assessment, designs, and permits assistance

In order to determine the need for any type of remediation, an initial assessment is a necessity.  This will inform all parties involved of the type, amount and extent of contamination, if any.  Samples will be taken and analyzed at a laboratory, and designing or planning of the project can be based on those findings.  Our staff can apply for any necessary permits, and work can begin as quickly as possible.

As an additional service, we offer air quality point source permitting assistance.  Our air quality specialist can meet your specific needs.

2.         Site remediation to 29-B standards

N.O.W. contamination may not be found in the soils of the location, but it can almost always be found in production equipment.  Through use, gas production equipment accumulates scale, sludge, produced sands, and other contaminants and organic matters.

Our process for cleaning these types of materials reduces the wear on the internal components of your equipment and restores its performance efficiency.

3.         Glycol Dehydration System Cleaning

The highlight of our production equipment cleaning service is our trailer mounted, hot glycol dehydrator cleaning unit.  It is a self-contained unit featuring a reboiler, two water tanks, a surfactant tank, a circulation pump, power sprayers, an air compressor, a propane tank, associated hoses, fittings and tools are provided and stored on this trailer.

We can effectively clean a contact tower with little or no acid use at all.  The water is heated to between 160 degrees F and 175 degrees F, and circulated through the tower, and back to our reboiler using an in-line solids trap to filter the wash water.  (The operator determines Circulation time)

While the operator is circulating the tower, our technicians use air wrenches to disassemble the reboiler and still column, and pipe wrenches to breakdown the associated piping.  Then high pressure water sprayers are used to clean the sludge and build up from the reboiler, and blow out all the piping to and from the glycol filter, a needle-gun is also used to chip off heavy scale build up on the fire tube.

Although acid treatments may be necessary as a last resort, we find our process more beneficial and effective in cleaning all the associated components.  Because our process uses biodegradable alkaline degreasers instead of acids, breakdown or removal of metals does not occur, thus extending the life of the equipment.  Another advantage to our process is the limited down time or turn around for your equipment and field.  In almost all cases the tower and reboiler are back in service on the same workday.

4.         Listing of equipment

Here is a list of the production equipment we are typically asked to clean.

a.         Glycol dehydrator contract towers

b.         Reboilers 

c.         Separators

d.         Mono-seps

e.         Multi-seps

f.          Heater treaters

g.         Line heaters

h.         Sump tanks and storage tanks of all sizes

i.          Associated piping and equipment pieces

j.          Contaminated tubing,1 ½”-7 5/8”

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Pipe Cleaning:

Pipe Cleaning

Source is able to clean casing and tubbing utilizing a 40,000lb water blasting system.  The system is capable of hydraulically spinning the pipe through the unit while water blasting.  With the design of jets along with the pressure (40K) the unit is capable of cleaning most any type and thickness of scale and/or rust off the pipe down to the white metal.  With the adjustable pressure control and the two flow water rate we are capable of providing qa wide variety of water jetting tasks (surface preparation, surface cleaning, paint striping, coating removal, and cutting.)  This unit is ideal for cleaning NORM impacted pipe due to no airborne dust or solids; all are caught in a tank where they can be properly handled and disposed of.  The 10k pressure unit is a large volume unit used in situations where heavy mud or solids are to be removed.  Both pressure pumps can be brought onsite and equipped to clean any size pipe with prior notice to place the proper cleaning heads on the machine.


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            Source's commitment to safety goes beyond protecting our own employees, it extends to everyone in, on or around the locations where oil and gas are produced.  SESI has the safety restrictions and Health Physics Program outlined by our license and accepted by all governing authorities.  It is reviewed by the DEQ on each job and at least annually inspected.  The following are a few examples of our safety measures.

1.         Site specific safety briefings

Our R.S.O./Field Superintendents will perform a work permit (Radiation, Hot work, Confined space, etc.) and a safety briefing tailored to the specific hazards of the particular job and site where the work is to be done.

As part of this briefing, the Superintendent will discuss the proper conduct of operations for all personnel on site, the proper use of safety equipment, the reasons why Personal Protective Equipment such as tyvek suits, half-face Hepa respirators, rubber gloves, and rubber, steel-toed work boots are important, and/or necessary.  He will discuss specific safety hazards on location, any environmental concerns to be noted, and will notify all personnel of their restrictions and accessible areas.

Then, as a conclusion to the briefing, he will field questions, and review all vital information discussed.  He will pass around a copy of the briefing report and work permit so everyone can sign it.

2.         Environmental Protection Measures

Source Environmental Services, Inc. will take every precaution feasible to prevent outside contamination of a work area.

Some of the precautions for environmental protection are:

a.         Restricting access to contaminated areas with rope and/or tape barriers,

 which identify the hazards.

b.         Using an impermeable surface such as visqueen to protect the ground.

c.         Frisking all personnel and equipment as it leaves the restricted area.

d.         Visual inspection of all stored materials for leakage, cracks or loss of


e.         Placement of proper labeling to prevent personal contamination.

f.          Use of only approved containers for transportation of materials.

g.         Properly manifesting all items to be shipped.

h.         Strict adherence to Department of Environmental Quality regulations and


3.         Accountability

Source Environmental Services, Inc. will provide you with an easy to follow paper trail documenting the total aspect of the work performed for the customer.  All work is summarized daily on a Daily Report, and inventory logs (as needed).  Each Supervisor/R.S.O. is responsible for reporting all aspects of work performed to the customer and main office.

Along with this reporting, goes the responsibility for Temporary Job Site permitting requirements.  All of the jobs to be performed by Source Environmental Services, Inc., where N.O.R.M. is involved, require notifying the Department of Environmental Quality or applying to other state agencies involved, with an entrance and exit survey for the location.  This requirement insures that your waste is not co-mingled with any other companies’ wastes, and absolves you of any long-term liability.  It is for this reason we feel that a temporary job site serves our customers better than a commercial facility, which does not operate under the same requirements.

As you can see, Source Environmental Services, Inc. is not just another N.O.R.M. contractor.  We are a full service environmental company, capable of serving you in many different ways.  Through extensive training we have established a company that is thoroughly integrated and able to offer more comprehensive service than most of our competitors, onshore and offshore.  From the largest refinery to the smallest site assessment, we can confidently execute the environmental work necessary to complete your project.  We take pride in the fact that we can offer turnkey environmental service to the customers who need it.



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Training Services:

Training Courses may be conducted in the classroom or by computer based training with an onsite instructor.


Courses Offered:

  • NORM Awareness                      1 hrs
  • NORM Worker                            4 hrs
  • NORM Surveyor                          8 hrs
  • RSO                                           40 hrs
  • Hazard Communication             2 hrs
  • Hazwoper                    Level 1-5 (time varies)
  • Hazmat Worker                           4 hrs
  • Hazmat Supervisor                   40 hrs
  • Transporation of Hazmat            8 hrs
  • Confined Space enrty (attendant, entrant , & Supervisor)
  • Respiratory Protection               4 hrs
  • FA/CPR/BBP                       4 & 8 hrs
  • Fall Protection                             4 hrs
  • H2S (Hydrogen Sulfide)             4 hrs
  • Crane Operator                           8 hrs
  • Heavy Machinary                         4 hrs
  • Rigging                                         4 hrs
  • Scaffolding                                   8 hrs
  • Trenching & Shoring                   4 hrs
  • Forklift                                           4 hrs
  • and more!!!


**Call for Price and More Information.


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Consulting Offered:         

  • Onsite Safety Supervisor
  • Safety Policies and Procedures
  • NORM surveys
  • Respirator Fit Testing
  • Plug & Abandonment
  • Down Hole Waste Disposal
  • Safety Meetings

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