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Oil Based Drilling Cuttings Treatment System for CNPC Project
2018-10-21 19:14:33

Recently, GN finished the fabrication of one set oil based drilling cuttings treatment system for CNPC project. Before, CNPC has ever purchased several units drilling cuttings treatment system from GN Solids Control.

The drilling cuttings treatment system is used to treat the drilling cuttings discharged from primary solids control equipment like shale shaker, mud cleaner and barite recovery decanter centrifuge. For environment protection and cost saving consideration, the drilling operators is using the cuttings treatment system to recover more drilling fluids from cuttings, in the meanwhile, less waste will be discharged into the nature. To increase the working efficiency, GN released the vacuum pump unit that performs well to transfer cuttings sludge to treatment system.


This oil based cuttings treatment system is a compact design with all relevant equipment mounted on one skid for easy position on drill site. The equipment lists as below:
1.Cuttings Dryer unit – this is the main equipment used to remove the large size cuttings and recover oil base drilling fluids. After treated by this unit, the OOC will be going down to less 5%. It is the most important equipment in this cuttings treatment system.
2. High Speed Decanter Centrifuge – the decanter centrifuge is used to polish the effluence liquid coming from the dryer unit by remove the fine solid particles. With a speed up to 3200rpm, the centrifuge will remove the solids bigger than 5 microns to make the drilling fluids more acceptable for reusing. 
3. The skid of the system is designed to with a buffer tank that is divided into 2 compartments. First compartment is used for collecting the drilling fluid from the dryer unit, and the second compartment is to store the polished drilling fluids after treated by centrifuge. GN is using the Netzsch screw pump to transfer the fluids from first tank compartment to the centrifuge unit.


GN has rich experience in designing and manufacturing the drilling cutting treatment system and solids control system. Besides this skid mounted system, GN is also able to provide the modularized cutting treatment equipment.