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The purpose of using drilling shale shaker in oilfield

by KOSUN Machinery  (Nov. 7, 2014)

The purpose of using drilling shale shaker is to remove the large cuttings in drilling fluid. Each set of solids control system must be equipped with a sufficient number of shale shaker to ensue the 100% processing rate of drilling fluid circulation. Shale shaker is the first solids control equipment to process and adjust the drilling fluid, ...

Can low oil prices be good for the environment?

by Associated Press  (Nov. 14, 2014)

Deepwater drilling rigs are sitting idle. Fracking plans are being scaled back. Enormous new projects to squeeze oil out of the tar sands of Canada are being shelved. Maybe low oil prices aren't so bad for the environment after all. The global price of oil has plummeted 31 percent in just five months, a steep and surprising drop after a ...

Centrifuge Technology in Drilling Fluid Recycling

by KEMTRON Technologies, Inc.  (Jun. 1, 2014)

Drilling fluid additives and the water that contains them are an essential part and expense of successfully completing a horizontal directional drilling (HDD) installation, and the longer the bore and larger the product being installed, the more drilling fluids cost. Therefore, it makes economic sense to recycle drilling fluids by removing ...

Optimizing drilling efficiencies with a solids control system

by KEMTRON Technologies, Inc.  (May 1, 2014)

The correct solids control system can improve drilling rig efficiency, reduce costs and minimize the environmental footprint of your operation Although the use of drilling fluids within the HDD / trenchless industry is still relatively new, recent trends suggest that this standard is shifting as solids control is one of the most important phases ...

Case study - drilling operations

by Dragflow North America  (Jan. 22, 2013)

Location: New Zeland Year: 2010 Working contest The pond is on a drilling rig site. The rig is used for Geo-thermal power exploration. The Problem Pumping heavy slurry: bentonite, geo-thermal minerals, drilling fluid, sand, pumice. Performance of sucker trucks where unsatisfactory. ...

Directional drill resale values and how to get the most for your rig

by Vermeer  (Sep. 1, 2010)

Wide resale value disparity among brands There’s a lot to consider when purchasing or leasing a horizontal directional drill — features, durability, support, training and overall value. But one area often overlooked is the potential resale value of the unit. Too often contractors will overlook the potential value of the machine after ...

Case study - drilling operations

by Dragflow S.r.l.  (Oct. 30, 2011)

Location: New Zeland Year: 2010 Working contest The pond is on a drilling rig site. The rig is used for Geo-thermal power exploration. The Problem Pumping heavy slurry: bentonite, geo-thermal minerals, drilling fluid, sand, pumice. Performance of sucker trucks where unsatisfactory. Our ...

Fossil Fuel Development in the Arctic is a Bad Investment

by Earth Policy Institute  (Sep. 17, 2014)

Even master chess players can miss a great move when they have been primed to look for a different one. To explore this phenomenon, researchers tracked master chess players’ eye movements when given chessboards with different layouts. With the first board, players could reach checkmate using a familiar move. When given the second chessboard, ...

Modeling emissions from offshore drilling

by Trinity Consultants  (Nov. 10, 2011)

To regulate drilling activities proposed by oil and gas companies in the oil-rich Gulf of Mexico (GOM), governing agencies require the submittal and approval of certain plan documents before drilling activities can be initiated. For drilling activities in the Western GOM, these plans typically consist of one of the following: EP, or Exploration ...

Principles of HDD Solids Control & Buyers Guide

by KEMTRON Technologies, Inc.  (Jun. 1, 2014)

Relative to the use of drilling fluids within the oil & gas industry, the use of drilling fluids within the horizontal directional drilling (“HDD”) industry, is new.   As the use of HDD technology did not become mainstream until the 1980’s, it took another decade before drillers started to consider the use of basic ...

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