Increase solids- and fluid-handling capacity by 35% and fluid recovery by 40%.
The operator wants a single-deck shaker with higher fluid and solids handling that is reliable and more cost-effective than upgrading to a dual-deck shaker, which can be expensive for land use. The drilling rates are determined by the amount of fluid handled by the shakers. Currently, the operator only has one shaker option for high-volume drilling. This increases the operator’s cost. Another challenge for the operator is the shaker footprint. Efficient use of the deck area is always a concern, so there’s consistently a push for more capacity. In addition, the operator always wants a shaker that reduces the HSE footprint.
Schlumberger recommended the MONGOOSE Max shaker, which increases operator capacity by 35% over previous-shaker technology and is SCREEN PULSE fluid and cuttings separator ready, which will increase fluid recovery and reduce waste at the rig site. This would eliminate the need to upgrade to dual-deck shakers and effectively reduce operating cost and offer a reliable shaker option.
By efficiently increasing shaker capacity and integrating a SCREEN PULSE separator into the MONGOOSE Max shaker, Schlumberger eliminates the need for additional shakers. This potentially reduces the number of shakers from 5 to 3.
Moving the controls to the front of the shaker and designing the screens for ease of install and and removal reduces the operator’s HSE events.
The MONGOOSE Max shaker enabled the operator to increase fluid capacity with no effect on screen life. The integrated SCREEN PULSE separator not only helped lower oil-on-cuttings, but also reduced the overall waste stream. These two qualities equate to a higher fluid capacity and a more efficient recovery system minimizing the number of shakers at the well site.
Moreover, the operator stated the install and removal of screens was more efficient with the new screen system. They also found the design user friendly and it made the deck jacking more efficient with the design inclusion of the frontal-single point jacking system.