drilling fluid additive Articles

  • Industry leading drilling fluid dewatering

    The drilling industry is regulated by a myriad of environmental regulations that protect our air, water, and land resources. As these regulations continue to evolve, so too must the technologies utilized by the drilling industry. Though lowering compliance costs is always a worthy initiative, incorporating technology that also enhances the drilling process by improving down-hole conditions and ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • Centrifuge Technology in Drilling Fluid Recycling

    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 cuttings and recirculating the cleaned ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • Getting ahead of the Caribou - pitdry process—innovative solidification solution for spent drilling fluids

    An oil company has been producing oil and gas in British Columbia’s Southern Foothills since 1992. The operator has continuously invested in the area and recently opened up new gas producing wells northwest of Fort St John, the largest city in the northeast region of British Columbia. The new wells are situated 4,600 feet above sea level in a rigid mountain terrain. The viable way to connect the ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • Drilling Mud Circulation System

    As more utility contractors are moving up to larger rigs, they are also moving toward the use of solids removal ( solids control ) systems. These solids control systems are not stand-alone units. They are part of the drilling mud system along with the ...


  • Drilling Mud and Mud Circulation System

    As more utility contractors are moving up to larger rigs, they are also moving toward the use of solids removal ( solid control ) systems. These solid control systems are not stand-alone units. They are part of the drilling fluids system along with the drilling fluid and the fluid pump. ...


  • The purpose of using drilling shale shaker in oilfield

    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, ...


  • A new approach to drilling waste management – prevention!

    Grangemouth based Surface Active Solutions (SAS) has developed its microemulsion based technology to aid the prevention and management of drilling waste. The many activities surrounding the removal of drilling mud in surface and downhole cleaning applications usually generate significant volumes of oil contaminated drilling waste. The drilling mud is typically removed through the use of solvents ...

  • Drilling Mud in Horizontal Directional Crossing Project

    Horizontal Directional Crossing Project has a not long development in the country and even the world. But in recent years, pipeline horizontal directional crossing has been great development, large-scale construction of oil and gas pipelines across the length and across the diameter of the continuous creation of new records. In horizontal directional crossing project, the drilling mud play a very ...


  • Customized Drilling Waste Hi-G Dryer Shipped to North Africa

    Along with large scale application of KOSUN drilling waste management equipment in North Africa market, establishment of two after-sales service centers respectively in Egypt and Algeria and four-year strategic cooperation with a local partner, KOSUN drilling waste management equipment has been well accepted by customers in North Africa. Now there are 12 KOSUN ...


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

    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 its useful life in their ...


    By Vermeer

  • The “Straight Skinny” on bentonite-based drilling muds & their standard practice use in the horizontal remediation well industry

    Let’s make our point up front: 1) bentonite-based drilling fluid is NOT bad for horizontal remediation well (HRW) projects; 2) it does not damage the formation; 3) it is a naturally occurring clay material that is mined; and 4) it does flush easily/adequately during well development. Most remediation professionals have designed and/or installed vertical wells at one time or another ...

  • Principles of HDD Solids Control & Buyers Guide

    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 drilling fluids.  Even today, ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • The Application of Waste Solids Management Vertical Cuttings Dryers as an integral element of a successful Solids Control System

    In Elgin’s last White Paper, “Common Challenges Relative to the Use of Decanter Centrifuges for Barite Recovery in the Oil & Gas Industry,” a detailed discussion was offered about the complexities involved in achieving effective solids control when deploying a dual-centrifuge “barite ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • Common challenges relative to the use of Decanter Centrifuges for barite recovery in the oil & gas industry

    When centrifuges are properly deployed, they can have dramatic effects on drilling performance. In fact, without them, many of the advances made in drilling would not have been considered achievable. Classically, we believe that centrifuges can achieve two common goals: Reduce the content of drilled fines, specifically colloidal solids, and Perform barite recovery in order to reduce ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • Laser induced release of encapsulated noble gas in SCHOTT receiver

    Thermo oil based parabolic through technology is limited to operational temperatures close to 400°C due to the decomposition of the heat transfer fluid and accompanying hydrogen permeation into the vacuum annulus. The presence of hydrogen in the annulus leads to an increase of thermal losses and a decrease in thermal efficiency. In order to overcome this so-called ‘hot tube ...

  • Oil and Gas Development - Onshore Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Geodrilling International - Installation of Closed-loop Borehole Probes

    The installation of closed-loop borehole probes is a challenge on almost any project. With many domestic clients requiring a large meterage of borehole to be installed in a small site, Nicholls Boreholes has found that the traditional manual installation of closed-loop borehole probes is no longer a safe or acceptable option. The company has developed the Loop Feeder, a hydraulically-driven, ...

  • Singleton well site

    Client: P.R. Singleton Limited Date: 2008 – 2009 Value: £20,000 CL Voelcker was appointed by P.R.Singleton Limited to assist with the variation of permit conditions for their on-shore oil well site in West Sussex. The site is an existing oil well site for which additional capacity is required. The initial ...

  • Questions And Answers About Saltwater Spills

    An estimated 1 million gallons of saltwater generated by oil drilling has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, company and tribal officials say, and federal authorities are investigating whether any of the liquid reached Lake Sakakawea, one of the nation's largest man-made lakes. Here are some questions and answers about the spill and saltwater: Q: How does oil drilling produce ...


    By Associated Press

  • Reaching underground resources

    Accessing critical resources such as geothermal energy and natural gas requires drilling — an expensive, energy-intensive, messy process with today's technology. An MIT team has been looking into a more elegant approach. Instead of grinding rock to bits, they would use a continuous beam of energy to vaporize it and then blow out the tiny particles that form with a high-pressure stream of ...

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