Solids processing, injection & control—Cuttings management | SLB

Solids control and cuttings management

Equipment and services to maintain drilling fluid integrity and minimize waste

Solids control on rig site.
Pan installation of SCREEN PULSE separator.

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.

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Screens, plugs, and other shaker equipment are available on The Oilfield Marketplace.

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Solids Control

  • Shakers.
    M-I SWACO technology

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

  • Man Performing Maintenance Checks on Mud Cleaner
    Mud Cleaners
    Solids removal and fluid preservation

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

  • Closeup of shaker screen inside shale shaker.
    Shaker Screens
    Exclusive line

    Reduce costs and waste volumes on shakers from M-I SWACO or third parties. View

  • Four centrifuges and their sizes.
    High-volume, high-speed units

    Enhance environmental performance. View

  • RHE-USE two-stage centrifuge system
    Two-stage centrifuge system

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

Cuttings Management

  • CLEANCUT cuttings collection and transportation system
    Cuttings collection and transportation system

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

  • Woman Looking at Data
    Integrated waste injection services

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

  • Cuttings Dryers
    Cuttings dryer

    Maximizes liquid-solid separation in large-volume processing. View

  • SCREEN PULSE fluid and cuttings separator
    Fluid and cuttings separator

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

Fluids Processing

  • Xpress ATC technology
    Automatic tank-cleaning technology

    Minimize HSE risks, waste generation, and emissions. View

  • ENVIROUNIT offshore slop water treatment system
    Offshore slop water treatment system

    Reduce offshore drilling waste stream by up to 90%, reduce trips to shore, lower emissions and fuel use. View

  • Man loading shaker screen
    Coiled tubing application technology

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

  • Filtration
    Filtration Products, Equipment, and Services
    Technologies to remove suspended solids from fluids

    Protect your well and completion with optimized filtration solutions. View