Nov 16

Drilling engineering is a subset of petroleum engineering. Drilling engineers design and implement procedures to drill wells as safely and economically as possible.

solids control

solids control

Exploration and petroleum engineering are the oil and gas industry’s two main sections. Petroleum engineering is a field of engineering related to the production of crude oil or natural gas.

Drilling engineers are in charge of the process of planning and drilling the wells. Their responsibilities include:

  1. Designing well programs to prevent blowouts
  2. Designing casing strings and cementing plans, directional drilling plans, drilling fluids programs, and drill string and drill bit programs.
  3. Specifying equipment, material and ratings and grades to be used in the drilling process.
  4. Providing technical support and audit during the drilling process.
  5. Performing cost estimates and analysis.
  6. Developing contracts with vendors.

Solids Control is one of the most important phases of the drilling process. The primary reason for using mechanical solids control equipment is to remove detrimental drilled solids from the mud system. Mechanical separation of drilled solids is achieved via screen separation(shale shaker, mud cleaner, desander, desilter) or accelerated g-force(decanter centrifuge). Effectively removing unwanted solids from the drilling fluid on the first pass through the solids control equipment is an important factor in maintaining drilling fluid properties and reducing drilling fluid cost. GN solids control specialized solids control in oil & gas drilling, and we only focus on how to separate the unwanted solids effectively and use the minimum cost.

Welcome to contact us for discussion about solids control.

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2 Responses to “Drilling Engineering Solids Control”

  1. 1. Roger Says:

    I am a driller out here in west Texas and have a question for you. We have one shale shaker and on that same pit we also have a desander right next to the shaker but they are separated by a riser line. This one pit has 3 different compartments, with its own riser line. We are having a big discussion on where the mud coming out of the hole should be dumped off of the shaker. The way I was taught was to dump in the shale pit which is under the shaker to allow solids to fall out before reaching th suction pit. I mean that is what they are designed for right? Or does it matter??? And how should your desander be set up? Suction and discharge to be most effective???

  2. 2. ahmed egnidila Says:

    i hope you help me for find more informations about ” drilling fluid properties with relation to mechanical separation of drilled solids ”

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