Solids Processing, Injection & Control - Cuttings Management | Schlumberger

Solids Control and Cuttings Management

Equipment and services to maintain drilling fluid integrity and minimize waste

pan installation of SCREEN PULSE

Our solids control technologies optimize drilling efficiencies by maintaining fluid integrity, reducing fluid losses, minimizing HSE impact, and lowering drilling costs through NPT management. Offerings include advanced shale shakers and associated OEM composite screens, new-generation centrifuges and pumps, cuttings dryers, and the RHE-USE two-stage centrifuge system enabling reuse of invert emulsion drilling fluids over multiple wells.

We work closely with rig designers, contractors, operators, and shipyards to customize integrated drilling and waste management configurations for optimal fluid recovery, reduced dilution rates, less waste generation, and lower costs.

Containment and cuttings minimization

New-generation cuttings management technologies reduce the HSE footprint of drilling operations. They include fully enclosed pneumatic technologies for the containment, handling, temporary storage, and transport of drill cuttings. Thermal and frictional desorption minimize the fluid content of cuttings, significantly reducing total waste volumes and the need for costly transportation. We also have significant expertise in planning, implementing, and monitoring in situ injection of drilling waste. Operators save time, labor, rig space, and mitigate HSE risk by avoiding transportation over water or on roadways.


Consistently high-quality solids control performance—on land or offshore


Dynamic dual-motion shale shaker

Integrated balanced- and progressive-elliptical motion with configuration flexibility to suit your needs.


Dual-deck shale shaker

Adapt rapidly to changing drilling conditions with a dual-bed, flat-deck shaker.


Triple-deck shale shaker

Meet objectives for efficiency, flexibility, and rig space with an adaptable shaker in a compact package.


Fluid and cuttings separator

Combine pulsating technology with ultraefficient screens for the utmost in cuttings treatment and fluid recovery.

Shaker Screens

Exclusive line that reduces costs and waste volumes


Composite replacement screens

Significantly reduce costs with exceptional screen life and superior fluids handling.

Metal- and Plastic-Back Screens

Commodity pretensioned metal-back and plastic-back hookstrip screens

Customize your operations without compromising quality with two screen back options.

Cyclones and Mud Cleaners

High-efficiency solids removal and fluid preservation

Mud Cleaners

Solids removal and fluid preservation

Remove dry solids from the entire circulating volume while retaining premium base fluid.


Units that enhance environmental performance


Barite-recovery decanting centrifuge

Achieve high performance at low operating costs for both oilfield and industrial applications.

518 HV

High-volume, high-speed decanting centrifuge

Quickly and effectively dry solids to significantly reduce the costs of makeup fluids and disposal.

CD-500 HV

High-volume, high-speed precision-balanced centrifuge

Simplify solids control with a rotating stainless steel bowl and a single-lead spiral-screw conveyor inside that rotates at a lower rpm.

Drilling Waste Management

Technologies for safer, more efficient handling of drill cuttings


Integrated waste injection services

Meet or exceed stringent environmental standards in remote and environmentally sensitive locations.


Cuttings collection and transportation system

Comply with environmental regulations by safely and efficiently collecting and containing drill cuttings.


Cuttings dryer

Maximizes liquid-solid separation in large-volume processing.

Fluid Treatment and Recycling

Innovations in reducing drilling waste streams and HSE risks


Offshore slop water treatment system

Reduce offshore drilling waste stream by up to 90%.


Automatic tank-cleaning technology

Minimize HSE risks of manual tank cleaning and confined space entry.


Two-stage centrifuge system

Remove low-gravity solids and produce clean fluid for reuse in drilling systems.


Coiled tubing application technology

Precisely control pressure in coiled tubing, drilling, completions, or any other critical operation.

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