Drilling Mud News

  • New mining sensors go wireless - SmartCyclone delivers new opportunities

    A unique combination of wireless and sensor technology brings condition monitoring capabilities to traditional hydrocyclone processes. When oversize material mistakenly reports to the flotation stage of a mineral processing comminution circuit it results in valuable material reporting to tailings and possibly severe degradation of the flotation process efficiency. The expense ...


    By FLSmidth KREBS

  • Baker Hughes Significantly Expands ShopBakerHughes.com e-Commerce Portal

    Plans to add products from its Artificial Lift, Production Chemicals, Drill Bits product lines, as well as Reservoir Software New offerings will be in addition to more than 1600 products now available online Baker Hughes announced today the significant expansion of its popular ShopBakerHughes.com e-Commerce portal, which allows customers to ...


    By Baker Hughes, a GE company

  • World’s largest drilling mud treatment plant on the verge of commissioning

    At this year’s IFAT – World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management in Munich – econ industries presents once more its proven and resource-conserving technology VacuDry to an international audience. An important issue is the construction progress of the world’s largest treatment plant for drilling mud ...

  • Oil and Gas Market for Sedimentation and Centrifugation Equipment will be $400 Million this Year

    Sales of clarifiers, dissolved air flotation, hydro-cyclones and centrifuges for the oil and gas industry will be level in 2016 at $400 million. This makes it a small segment in the $7.4 billion sedimentation and centrifugation market. The reduction in drilling activity has a significant impact on sales of this equipment. There are a few bright spots. For example, with fewer new holes to act as ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Drill cuttings treatment in Azerbaijan

    Drill cuttings containing hydrocarbon contaminants from the Oil & Gas industry are generally considered to be special waste. They are the broken bits from boreholes mixed with water and drilling fluids. Fluids released during the drilling process comprise of water, diesel or other hydrocarbons used for lubrication. There are various different ways to handle drill cuttings. To this ...

  • Mud Cat MFD-1000 Dredges Operating in the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers

    Multiple amphibious, multi-function dredges from Mud Cat are operating in Iraq to clean various dams and barrages that are positioned along the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Iraq’s Ministry of Water Resources (MWR) purchased the MFDs to remove accumulated silt, sand, and vegetation at each dam’s basin. By performing regular dam maintenance, Iraq’s MWR can maintain the designed ...

  • Mud Tanks/ High & Low Catch Tanks

    Trilliant's 200, 300, & 400 bbl Mud Tanks, are designed and built for multiple uses. The tanks can be used to mix drilling fluids and/or store them. These tanks can also be used as flow back tanks and as flocculent tanks. The tanks have three compartments and each wall has a one foot weir for skimming abilities if needed. Trilliant's High & Low Catch Tanks are designed and built to ...

  • Solids Management Systems – Closed Loop Wash Water Systems

    ESD Waste2Water, Inc is excited to announce the NEW Solids Management System (SMS) designed to handle solids above ground while recycling the wash water. The new wash pad design eliminates large in-ground sumps and drive-in pits saving on space and messy clean outs. The SMS is designed to process large amounts of sludge, mud and solid waste generated from washing in a closed loop recycling ...


    By ESD Waste2Water, Inc.

  • econ industries will deliver the largest and most efficient recycling facility for drilling fluids

    Recycling of synthetic drilling fluids from drill cuttings with VacuDry® equipment is state-of-the-art since several years. Now, we are proud to inform you about the delivery of the largest and most efficient recycling facility for drilling fluids that was ever built. Consisting of 4 pcs. of VacuDry® 12,000 evaporators this delivery will be able to treat around 40,000 tons of fresh drill ...

  • US drilling states guided on handling quakes

    A group of U.S. drilling states, seismologists, academics and industry experts issued guidance Monday in a frank new report on handling human-induced earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing or the disposal of fracking wastewater. The 150-page report, produced by the StatesFirst initiative, represents perhaps the most candid discussion on the topic since tremors across the mid-continent - ...


    By Associated Press

  • Trilliant`s EnvironFlare System

    When drilling long horizontals with high volumes of gas and mud, there's always that chance that the fluids will end up blown through the gas buster and out onto location. In a modern environment that is increasingly calling for containment or remediation, reducing that risk is sensible business. Trilliant has designed and is currently installing our new EnvironFlare System (EFS) for supplemental ...

  • Study: Mega injections of wastewater triggers more quakes

    The more oil and gas companies pump their saltwater waste into the ground, and the faster they do it, the more they have triggered earthquakes in the central United States, a massive new study found. An unprecedented recent jump in quakes in America's heartland can be traced to the stepped up rate that drilling wastewater is injected deep below the surface, according to a study in Thursday's ...


    By Associated Press

  • Equipment for the oil and gas industrial waste at international exhibition MIOGE-2015

    On June 23-26, 2015 Moscow Expocentre will hold the main event of the oil and gas industry, which is 13th biennial Moscow International Oil & Gas (MIOGE) Exhibition. The largest oil and gas companies, experts, suppliers of equipment and services will be among the visitors. IPEC will present a lineup of highly efficient equipment for the processing of oil and gas industry waste. ...


    By IPEC

  • Vermeer Announces Ultimate Crew Contest Semifinalists

    Vermeer Corporation is pleased to introduce the Ultimate Crew contest semifinalists. Eight crews from across North America are one step closer to winning a trip to the International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) 2015 where they ...


    By Vermeer

  • Boart Longyear Team Uses Dual-Tube Flooded Reverse Circulation Technique to Drill 60-inch Shaft through Loss Circulation Zones at Wyoming Coal Mine

    A Boart Longyear (www.BoartLongyear.com) drilling team rose to the challenge as it bore down into the earth to create a ventilation shaft for an underground longwall coal mine in Southwest Wyoming. The task? Guide a 60-inch bit to a depth of 550 feet through a challenging geological formation that included two aquifers – all in just over four weeks. Not ...


    By Boart Longyear Inc.

  • Preparation Environment Council, 28 October 2014

    The first formal Environment Council under the Italian Presidency will be held in Luxembourg on 28 October. Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik and Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard will represent the European Commission. The Council will deal with environment points in the morning before moving on to climate issues over lunch and afterwards. The first environment point ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • New IHS Drilling and Completions Solution Delivers In-depth Performance Benchmarking for Well Design Optimization

    IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), a leading global source of critical information and insight, has launched the IHS Drilling and Completions Solution, a unique, operator-only membership service designed to provide oil and gas operators - and their drilling engineering teams -- with detailed current and historical drilling data as well as the performance benchmarking analysis derived from that ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Board: Oil Drilling Risks Remain from Device Woes

    The key last-ditch safety device that failed to prevent the 2010 BP oil spill remains a potentially catastrophic problem today for some offshore drilling, according to a federal safety board investigation. The report issued Thursday by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board details the multiple failures and improper testing of the blowout preventer and blames bad management and operations for the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Spring Cleaning at the Newberry EGS Demonstration

    Welcome back! After a long winter of snowcapped peaks, the Newberry EGS Demonstration site is just about ready to be prepped for this year’s field work. We have a full season of field activities planned this year, beginning in the next few weeks with cleaning up a few downed trees along the roads, making a few road repairs and getting the site ready for contractors and site visitors to ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • 2015 McEllhiney Distinguished Lecturer to focus on use of drilling fluids in well construction

    Ronald B. Peterson, Baroid Industrial Drilling Products senior account executive, will present the 2015 McEllhiney Distinguished Lecture in Water Well Technology “Drilling Fluids: A Common Sense Approach,” the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation announced today. Peterson, of South Jordan, Utah, has been involved in the drilling industry for more than 36 years. ...

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