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Case Study: VERTI – G configuration slashes costs, losses of VERSACLEAN fluid

Challenge: To prevent drilling- related problems in the Lias formation, the operator for long had been employing the VERSACLEAN oil-based drilling fluid in the South Oldenburg area of Germany.

Solution: M-I SWACO recommended the operator employ a specially engineered VERTI - G cuttings dryer system designed to recover and return a large percentage of invert emulsion mud to the active drilling fluid system that otherwise would be lost as a waste product.

Result: Use of the VERTI - G cuttings dryer system recovered more than 62.6 m3 of reusable oil from cuttings, resulting in a 14% cost savings in oil-base mud (OBM) and a 13% reduction in disposal costs.


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“By using the VERTI– G cuttings dryer system, the operator was able to successfully recover a considerable volume of VERSACLEAN fluid, reducing both costs and environmental impact.”
Michael Brehm
Project Engineer
M‐I SWACO