Tech Report: Fluid and Cuttings Separator Reduces Mud Retention on Cuttings 32%, Saving USD 1,497 per Day

SCREEN PULSE separator recovers more than 33,500 lbm of oil-base drilling fluid for Pinedale operator

Fluid and Cuttings Separator Reduces Mud Retention on Cuttings 32%, Saving USD 1,497 per Day

Publication Date: 02/10/2017

An operator in the Pinedale Anticline was drilling with an oil-base fluid to combat clay swelling and improve drilling time. To minimize the waste, costs, and HSE risk associated with oil-base fluid, the operator wanted to reduce the volume of fluids being lost to the drilled solids. M-I SWACO recommended the SCREEN PULSE fluid and cuttings separator, which strips cuttings of free drilling fluid to meet or exceed the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) paint filter liquids test requirements for screening waste.




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