Drilling Mud Articles

  • Leader in sample preparation systems benefits from Axetris MFCs’ high dynamic range - Case Study

    Split ratio flexibility of GC injector increased 30-fold A leading manufacturer of analytical sample preparation systems in gas chromatography (GC) switched to Axetris MFCs - and in doing so, simplified their product range, while offering their customers at least 30 times more flexibility in split ratio. The market-leading dynamic range of Axetris mass flow controllers (MFCs)—with ...


    By Axetris Ag

  • Understanding the potential class II – Division I Safety Hazards present when operating Vertical Cuttings Dryers

    For decades, the industry standard for waste management dryers (a.k.a. vertical cuttings dryers) has relied on belt-driven sheaves. Though belt-driven systems are cost effective and relatively easy to implement, at a minimum they have represented a maintenance nuisance, at worst they represent a serious safety concern when ...


    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

  • APEX hose pumps replace PC pumps for reliable bentonite pumping at South African waterworks

    A major waterworks in South Africa is benefitting from the installation of Bredel APEX15 hose pumps from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group. The APEX pumps have been preferred over progressive cavity (PC) pumps ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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. ...


  • Solids Control for Drilling Mud Process System

    Nowadays, more and more drilling contractors recognize solids control’s importance to oil and gas drilling, HDD, CSM/CBM exploration, etc. How does solid control affect well drilling? Please find the following details. Cost Comparison of Two Oil Well Drilling Let’s find the difference of two kinds of oil well drilling with and without solids control system. Final effect or result is ...


  • Maintenance of Oilfield Drilling Mud Decanter Centrifuge

    Decanter centrifuge is widely used in drilling mud separation to separate smaller solid particles after the equipment processing such as drilling mud shale shaker and drilling fluids mud cleaner or desander and desilter. Usually, decanter centrifuge is equipped with screw pumps or slurry pumps to feed drilling mud to ...


  • Drilling Muds and Drill Cuttings Recovery for Beneficial Reuse

    Drilling Muds Drilling mud, also known as drilling fluid, is a vital component of the drilling process. It helps in the process of drilling boreholes into the earth where holes are required for extraction of oil and gas, core sampling and various other purposes. It is broadly of three types, including water-based, oil-based, and synthetic-based. Among all of these, synthetic-based muds ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • 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

  • Principles of Solids Control

    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 in the drilling process. This shift is due to a growing awareness that drilling fluid maintenance and disposal can become exponential problems as they are both harmful to the environment and ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • Upgrading Water Injection Pumps

    Water injection pumps that are used in oil exploration typically face extreme abrasion, chemical attack, and cavitation erosion in their daily operation. The injected water is frequently loaded with abrasive particles, such as quartz sand, which quickly erode conventional pump surfaces. Sulzer’s service teams offer solutions to increase the lifetime and the performance of water injection ...


    By Sulzer

  • Optimizing drilling efficiencies with a solids control system

    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 in the drilling process. This shift is due ...

  • Mud desanders and desilters used in solids control system

    Mud desander is the second stage in the operation of drilling solid control equipment, commonly used is 10"and 12" cyclones. Oilfield mud desander is mainly used for the separation of solid particles in drilling fluid to particle size 45-74 microns in diameter. According to the processing capability, the ...


  • Selection of best biodiesel blend for IC engines: an integrated approach with FAHP–TOPSIS and FAHP–VIKOR

    The aim of this study is to select the best blend using multi–criteria decision–making (MCDM) technique. The six alternative fuel blends diesel, B20, B40, B60, B80 and B100 are prepared by varying the amount of diesel in biodiesel. Brake thermal efficiency (BTE), exhaust gas temperature (EGT), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), smoke, hydrocarbon (HC), carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - pumping bentonite

    Location: Germany Year: 2009 Working Context description The project is the construction of a big commercial and residential area in northern Germany during foundations phase. Diaphragm walls and Cut Off Walls are a techniques for the construction of permanent or temporary in-situ impermeable barriers. In order to stabilize side walls ...


    By Dragflow North America

  • The Right Supplies Your Car Detailing Business Needs

    Professionals involved in a car detailing business now utilize powerful and advanced car wash systems specifically designed to simplify a host of cleaning applications involved in getting a vehicle clean. These machines also guarantee superior cleaning results in very less time. Leading suppliers now offer a stunning range of equipment for car cleaning applications. The types of machines used by ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Essential Tips For Construction Equipment Cleaning

    Construction equipment cleaning is one of the most underestimated jobs in the construction industry. Cleaning of the construction equipment does not receive the due attention it deserves. Successful construction companies, though, ensure that construction equipment are cleaned thoroughly and professionally. The managers of these companies know that efficient and long lasting machines are ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • 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

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