The Drilling Cuttings Management System is used for recovering drilling fluids from drilling cuttings as much as possible for reuse, which can save cost and protect environment.
There are two kinds of Drilling Cuttings, Oil based drilling cuttings and Water based drilling cuttings.
For oil based drilling cuttings, GN Company’s System can reduce the oil on the cuttings to 3%-5%.
For water based drilling cuttings, GN Company’s System can reduce moisture content for easy transportation.
This Xinjiang client ordered Oil Based Drilling Cuttings Treatment System. Oil Based Drilling Cuttings Treatment System includes two parts, cuttings drying module and fine solids removing module.
Cuttings Drying Module, its key equipment is Vertical Cuttings Dryer. Its working procedure is feeding Drilling Cuttings into Vertical Cuttings Dryer, then separating oil from cuttings, and passing through the screen opening to the collection groove inside the dryer unit, it is achieved by centrifugal force. Opening size of the dryer screen is designed of 250, 350 and 500 microns as options for different size cuttings drying. And vertical cuttings dryer is equipped with flushing system and air knife system for cleaning of the mud collection groove and screen, in order to avoid block.
Fine Solids Removing Module, its key equipment is decanter centrifuge. The liquid effluence discharged from the cutting dryer would be pumped into decanter centrifuge for polishing treatment to remove the fine solids in drilling fluids. GN Company can manufacture decanter centrifuge from 9 inch (220mm) ~ 30 inch (760mm), with bowl length and diameter ration up to 4.2, and adjustable G force up to 3000G, for reaching client’s requirement in different projects.
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As the leading manufacturer of solids control and drilling waste management systems and equipments, GN Solids Control has a complete series of decanter centrifuges which are suitable for oil and gas industry. Those centrifuges cover a wide range of optional bowl diameters including 9 inch diameter bowl, 14 inch diameter bowl, 18 inch diameter bowl and 22 inch diameter bowl.
GN Centrifuges are widely used for industries of following:
oil and gas solids control,
drilling cuttings waste management
drilling fluid waste management
Among GNLW series decanter centrifuges, you can find the suitable model for both the weighted mud and unweighted mud, and GN has high speed decanter centrifuge and middle speed decanter centrifuge respectively for 2-5 microns and 5-7 microns solids particles separation work. And GNLW series decanter centrifuges could use VFD control panel, in this case, for the same decanter centrifuge, end user could use it at any bowl rotating speed from 0 RPM to the maximum RPM of the centrifuge designed RPM. Like GNLW363CG-VFD, the max speed is 3900RPM and it could be used as both solids control decanter centrifuge and drilling waste management decanter centrifuge.
Besides using the decanter centrifuge for the physical separation, GN Solids Control’s new products, which employed in the chemical and thermal solutions also use Decanter Centrifuges as below:
Dewatering unit and dewatering centrifuge. Dewatering unit is to use some chemicals to flocculate the extra fine particles into larger ones, and the next move is to separate it out with decanter centrifuge or filter press. GN Decanter centrifuge is used for dewatering centrifuge and the efficiency could reach 95%.
Thermal Desorption Unit, it is used to separate the liquid phase from the solids, and then use thermal way to burn the oil from the solid and separate the oil and water by an oil water separator, in this case, decanter centrifuge is the first step for separation.
If you have specific request, or need more information for reference, welcome to contact GN directly.
The solidification unit is a newly adopted solutions for final treatment of drilling cuttings from both the OBM and WBM, especially the water based mud. It is original designed for the drilling cuttings discharged from the traditional drilling waste management systems, the high G dryer and decanter centrifuge, or ,the VG dryer and decanter centrifuge in case of oil based mud.
Normally the drilling cuttings from the traditional drilling cuttings waste management systems are not dry enough to be discharged directly. They need to be transported to other places for further treatment. In order to solve this problem, GN has designed and put into use the solidification unit, it could be connected along side the rig, and treat the drilling cuttings directly until they are inactive and could be buried on rig site as re-fill soil per some countries and regions’ rules.
Working procedure of GNGH Solidification Unit:
By using 3 hoppers, 1 big one and 2 smaller ones, the drilling cuttings to be treated and the other one or two additional components could enter the unit and mixed together. Normally the 2 components are respectively absorber and cement. They made the active things in the drilling cuttings to be inactive and make it harmless for the environment.
Features of GNGH Solidification Unit:
GNGH-15A solidification unit is designed to have 3 VFD’s and it is an automatic operating unit. The 2 hoppers respectively for feeding the absorbers and cement could be used at same time or separately, depending on the operators’ request and the cuttings’ condition. By using the 3 VFD’s, the operator could also adjust the feeding ratio of the 3 to get an ideal result.
Now this solidification unit is used for more than one applications like the mud tank cleaning work and other projects. If you need any more information or have any interest, welcome to visit our website or contact us directly.
As the most well-known Chinese solids control brand, GN Solids Control has been working in oil and gas drilling industry for many years. GN clients are from more than 60 regions and countries including the extra hot places like the Middle East and Africa and extra cold places like Russia and Canada. GN’s main products including:
Waste management equipment and systems for oil and gas drilling, including the drilling cuttings waste management system and drilling waste management systems
Mud recycling systems for HDD, TBM, CBM and water well drilling
Those above mentioned equipment are mainly used for physical separation based on the solids particle size in the liquid. And the equipment are used for separate out the particles. And the barrier between them is not so clear.
Like the high configuration mud plant, it plays some function for the solids control system. In order to reduce cost, some drilling companies don’t use decanter centrifuge in their solids control system, so when the old mud is transported and collected in a mud plant, the mud plant has to prepare a decanter centrifuge for further treating the mud. GN Solids Control produces the complete mud plant components including mud tanks, mud agitators, mud guns and mud mixing system And GNLW series decanter centrifuges are also GN’s core products. Even in some high configuration mud plants, clients use GN dewatering unit for separate the extra fine particles from the drilling mud.
GN mud plants are welcomed with clients. Some Chinese giant drilling companies are purchasing mud plants from GN, and GN mud plant carrying GN’s Logo are exported to many other countries in Europe, Africa, Australia and other places around the globe.
Mud Agitator is one of the solids control equipments that are mainly used for you to mixing the drilling body fluids in the mud tanks to hold the solids inside the drilling fluids suspending other than sedimentation down to the tank bottom level.
GN’s sales team ever gotten many inquiries on the mud agitators; unfortunately, most of the buyers have no idea on how to choose the right product suchs mud agitator, shale shker, mud cleaner, decanter centrifuge, etc. for their project and even seldom know how to use the equipment adequately to ensure a longer life time. GN’s sales are good at comprehension clients’ specific request simply by asking few simple concerns. With the answer from the buyers, GN always could provide the best proposal for clientele. Now let’s see precisely what these questions are and exactly information GN need to give you a proposal.
a. What is the on the inside dimension of the mud tank or pit. From this concern, GN will know the inside duration, width and depth in the mud tank, and then GN will know how long the agitator shaft should be suggested to get clients and how big impeller should be used. For the deeply mud tank or ditch, the stabilizer will be presented to hold the agitator length for stable performance.
c. What is the shape of the mud tank, cylinder or square? Then GN will know tips on how to design the mud agitator.
chemical. What is the electric specification, generally GN would like to know the work site electric voltage and occurrence. Different countries may have various frequency, the 50 Hertz motor cannot be used beneath 60 Hz, and protection is ever the first believe we should keep in mind.
d. Will be S. G. of the chemical? For very thick water, GN will propose greater horse power motor to drive the particular agitator.
For some clients who have get the mud agitators through GN and make the mud tank by themselves, GN often recommends them to make the mud tank with same way of measuring, thus they can get the agitator all same model, which will be much better for clients’ future maintenance. GN advise the RPM setting on the mud agitator between 40-96, too high will disturb the actual solids suspending, while lacking will lead to solids sedimentation.