Africa is a wide and beautiful land with rich resources including the gold mines and black gold mines, the crude oil. During exploration of the crude oil, the environment protection should be fully taken into consideration, for example, in the drilling mud, there are drilling cuttings to be removed and chemicals to be safely discharged. In this case, an efficient solution for solids control system is quite important. In all countries, the solids control system and drilling waste management system are legally requested.
GN Solids Control, as a professional manufacturer for decanter centrifuges and solution provider for solids control and waste management systems has been cooperating with many companies in Africa. This time, just in last week, GN Solids Control has provided to a client in Africa with a drilling mud solids control centrifuge.
What functions could a decanter centrifuge to serve in a solids control or waste management system for oil and gas drilling?
1. Decanter centrifuge are always located as the 4th stage for solids control, after the desilter cones. Before the centrifuge, there are shale shakers, desander cones and desilter cones, each has a smaller cutting point than last stage. A middle speed decanter centrifuge is always used for recover the expensive barite in the drilling mud.
2. If there is a 5th stage for separation as in many high configuration solids control systems, it should be a high speed centrifuge, too. This centrifuge is used to separate out the cuttings from 2 to 5 microns in the drilling mud.
3. As in many countries in Africa, where there is a drilling rig, along with the solids control system, there should be a drilling cuttings waste management system containing s vertical cuttings dryer and a decanter centrifuge. The vertical cuttings dryer is used to remove the oil on cuttings and the high speed centrifuge is used to remove the small particles in the recovered mud from vertical cuttings dryer.
Those above mentioned equipment are all within GN’s product range. Welcome to consult from GN Sales Team.