shale shaker

shale shaker

[′shāl ‚shāk·ər]
(petroleum engineering)
A vibrating screen over which drilling fluid is passed to trap the drill cuttings as the fluid passes through.
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Anderson said with conventional mud cleaning systems, drilling fluid initially passes through the linear motion shale shaker capable of handling 100 percent of the mud pump, typically removing coarse-sized solid particles greater than 100 microns.
Borges et al., "Reservoir characterization of unconventional gas shale reservoirs: example from the Barnett Shale, Texas, U.S.A," Oklahoma City Geological Society Shale Shaker, vol.
The deal is valid for capital equipment, such as shale shakers, mud cleaners, centrifuges, degassers, flow dividers, and for operational equipment such as shale shaker screens and spare parts.
Then, it is conditioned by passing through a mud-gas separator, over a shale shaker, then through a sand trap tank.
Mounted on the tank is one, 123 shale shaker and one, 4-4" with 123 mud cleaner.
The mud weight going to the shale shaker should be no more than 91/2 to 101/2 pounds per gallon of fluid, representing a solids content from 91/2 to 17 percent.
Included with the tank is all the necessary plumbing for three 2-by-3 five-horsepower pumps, a three-inch mud hopper, 113-2-4-inch mud cleaner, 113 shale shaker, two two-inch mud guns, and suction plumbing.
Technology filters and dries waste products, with a re-circulation lab beneath shale shakers, and a de-watering process using specific polymers.