Many operators in the industry are developing fields to withstand drilling programs that last more than 10 years, and they want their frac pits to last the length of the program. Unfortunately, wind, rain, and other extreme weather can erode outer frac pit walls over time.
Big D can help mitigate this problem by installing erosion control blankets on the outside of pit walls. The erosion control blankets reinforce the surrounding area and allow for vegetation to take root, minimizing the amount of dirt work repairs needed over the life of the pit. Our available materials can provide biodegradable, temporary, or permanent erosion control for your frac pit walls.
In place of erosion blankets, many of our customers prefer to use a 20 mil or 30 mil liner on the outside wall to serve as erosion control. When doing so, it is best practice to do a double trench on the top berm rather than going up and over with the same liner used for your primary containment.