In year 2022, the crude oil market is booming because of different reasons. That brought up many new projects in oil and gas exploration and drilling industries. Many main players in this field, especially for drilling, are turning an eye to the main manufacturers in solids control and waste management industry. GN Solids Control, as one of the leading brands in this industry, has supplied to a customer in Middle East with a batch of decanter centrifuges and vertical cuttings dryers for drilling cuttings treatment.

Drilling cuttings are important waste generated from drilling work. They are important, because it is important to treat them safely. They are particles of different sizes from different ground layers, and they come out along with drill bit with drilling chemicals and drilling mud on them. Considering environment protection, the drilling cuttings shall be discharged with least drilling mud on them. Meanwhile, considering the high cost of the drilling mud, the drilling mud shall be recovered from the cuttings to the most. GN Solids Control has a mature design for this purpose. Those equipment purchased by this client is based on this design, used for OBM drilling mud.

1. Vertical cuttings dryer. The OBM drilling cuttings discharged by the solids control shale shakers are collected and fed to the vertical cuttings dryer. The cuttings dryer is designed as the drying procedure of a washing machine. After the vertical cuttings dryer, the oil on cutting will be reduced to below 5%.

2. Decanter centrifuges have wider applications in a waste management system, which can be used for choosing out the extra fine particles from the discharged liquid phase from the vertical cuttings dryer, or to treat the drilling mud in the solids control system tanks.

3. Screw conveyors. The screw conveyors are used for transfer the discharged cuttings from the shale shaker and to feed for the cuttings dryer. They can be located at a certain slope.

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