The well-drilling process generates two types of wastes — used drilling fluids and drill cuttings. Drilling fluids (or muds) are used to aid the drilling process. Muds are circulated through the drill bit to lubricate the bit and to aid in carrying the ground-up rock particles (drill cuttings) to the surface, where the muds and cuttings are separated by mechanical means. Most onshore wells are drilled with water-based or oil-based muds, while offshore wells may also use synthetic-based muds.

drilling waste management

A closed-loop drilling fluid system uses a series of storage tanks and solids control equipment to remove drill cuttings from the drilling fluid once it has carried them out of the wellbore during the drilling process. By removing these cuttings quickly and efficiently, an operator can increase the life of the drilling fluid and minimize waste, both of which have a significant impact on overall drilling costs.

DC closed-loop drilling fluid system also called modular drilling waste management units are small packages of different function for drilling waste management. The modular waste management equipment include drilling cuttings transfer unit, high G dryer shaker unit, waste mud transfer unit, packaged skid mounted vertical cuttings dryer, and decanter centrifuge with telescopic skid, and drilling waste container.

All of DC solid control equipment is modular and self-contained, allowing for rapid rig-up, reduced costs, and a small footprint. Our highly experienced engineering staff will work to ensure that every project has a tailored solution to maximize fluids recovery, minimize waste, and fit your budget.

 

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