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
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.