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Oilfield Centrifuges and Drilling Cuttings Screw Conveyor for Middle East Customer

With the oil price at a high level, more and more energy companies are trying to expend the production so as to more the more drilling contractors or drilling mud service companies are making capital investment on large oil and gas drilling mud solids control equipment and drill cuttings waste management systems.
Recently GN Solids Control finished another batch of oilfield centrifuges and drilling cuttings screw conveyors for a Middle Eastern customers. It mainly includes 9 sets drilling waste decanter centrifuge, 3 sets oil based mud cuttings dryer, 12 sets screw conveyors and 12 sets screw pumps.

1.GN Decanter Centrifuge
GN decanter centrifuge is one of the more popular drilling mud treating equipment especially the 14 inch bowl size among those various models from 9 inch to max. 30 inch bowl.
GN decanter centrifuge runs at high rotating speed, the rotating bowl and screw propeller rotating at the same direction but with a differential speed so the large density solids are pushed along the internal bowl and discharged from the solids port, while the relatively clean water is collected in the middle circle and pushed through the liquid ports.
2.GN Cuttings Dryer
GN Cuttings Dryer is one key treating equipment when speaks of oil base cuttings or synthesized base cuttings treatment. Usually after treated by GN cuttings dryer oil on the final cuttings can be downsized to less than 5% from 15%, recovered oil can be send to refinery plant for further treating and resell.

Screen basket of the Cuttings Dryer is hard faced, with 3 different openings 0.25, 0.35 and 0.5 mm for option. GN cuttings dryer is self-lubricated with an automatic oil lubrication system.
3.GN Screw Conveyor
Screw conveyor is widely used to transfer solids materials with limited distance. These 12 sets GN screw conveyors are used to collect the cuttings after treated by shale shaker, desander or desilter and feed into GN cuttings dryer.

4.GN Screw Pump
GN screw pump is also called GN positive displacement pump, which usually used as the feeding pump for decanter centrifuge. Due to the special structure, every run of the rotator is a fixed volume, so it can feed a linear capacity fluids by control the rotating speed which can be controlled on GN centrifuge’s HMI control panel.

Drilling Mud Solids Control Centrifuge for African client

GN Solids Control is now a leading drilling mud solids control equipment manufacturer in the world, as one of the largest market for GN, Africa takes a very large market share especially when the oil price is at a high level this year.
Just last week, GN Solids Control delivered some drilling mud solids control centrifuges to a African drilling rig contractor.

Centrifuge is the key treating equipment in the drilling mud solids control, usually drilling mud from the drilling rig is send to the shale shakers which distributed by feeding box after removed harmful air by poor boy degasser, and then drilling mud further remove the fine particles by de-sander or de-stiler before finally send to decanter centrifuge.
GN Solids Control decanter centrifuge is able to remove solids larger than 2-5 microns, the rotating bowl and screw propeller run at different speed to achieve drilling mud solids control no matter it is light gravity drilling mud or heavy gravity one. GN decanter centrifuge can also run at low speed to recover barite from drilling mud.

If classified by the rotating bowl size, GN Solids Control decanter centrifuge has nine inch, 14 inch, 18 inch, 22 inch and 30 inch models for different options. All decanter centrifuges’ rotating bowl are made by centrifugal casting, and solids discharge port protected by tungsten inserts and the screw propeller protected by tungsten carbide tiles.
As for this batch of drilling mud decanter centrifuge, GN Solids Control provides 6 sets of 14 inch bowl decanter centrifuges, all controlled by GN VFD box fixed with HMI touch screen where running parameters like the rotating speed, differential speed etc can be changed conveniently. Centrifuges are fixed with temperature sensors and vibration sensors to monitor the two main bearing running in good condition without over heat and also protect the whole rotating assembly without abnormal vibration.

Two Sets HDD Mud Cleaning System for Sinopec

GN Solids Control as a world leading mud cleaning system designer and manufacturer has been providing thousands units to HDD contractors. Last month, GN Solids Control shipped one set 240 m3/h HDD mud cleaning system and one set 120 m3/h HDD mud cleaning system.
All GN Solids Control made systems are effectively to be used for solids and liquid separation, and the typical treating equipment includes shaker, cyclone, centrifuge and centrifugal pump etc. In short, GN uses gravity differences of liquid and solids to achieve the goal of get clear water and dry solids.

1.GN 1000 GPM HDD Mud Cleaning System
It mainly includes 2 sets of shale shaker GNZS703F, 1 set of mud cleaner GNZJ703F-2S12N, 22inch rotating bowl centrifuge GNLW554EP-VFD, 4 sets mud tanks and one jet mud mixing unit (composed by jet mud hopper and centrifugal pump).

2.GN 500 GPM HDD Mud Cleaning System
The 500 GPM hdd mud recyler contains similar treating unit such as 2 sets shale shaker GNZS703F, 1 set mud cleaner GNZJ703F-1S8N, 1 set 18 inch bowl decanter centrifuge GNLW452, 2 sets mud tanks and 1 set jut mud mixer.
GN Solids made HDD mud recyclers help drilling contractors save huge cost on the drilling mud as after used clean drilling mud can be reused and more importantly less waste discharge to the nature.

All shaker screens used on GN shale shakers and GN mud cleaners are made by GN Solids Control. GN Solids Control is the only China screen manufacturer who can provide a API RP 13C 3rd party report which can guarantee GN made screens are strictly on the cut point and conductance.

Nowadays, it is a trend that more and more HDD drilling contractors start to use decanter centrifuge to remove finer particles from the drilling mud, as before only shaker or desilter is used which can only remove solids larger than 25 microns. More decanter centrifuges will be used in the HDD industry in the future.

Dual Motion Shale Shaker for Offshore Drilling Company

GN Solids Control has been manufacturing shakers for many years, includes 2 panels, 3 panels, 5 panels and 6 panels if classified screen quantity. GN Solids Control also builds dual motion shale shaker, as most of the shaker GN Solids Control provides to customers are linear motion ones, some drilling contractors prefer to use dual motions which is linear vibration and elliptical motion.
Different motions shakers has different specific usage or advantages. Generally speaking the linear motion shaker is mainly used for mud with low viscosity, large discharge, large solids percentage, big and sturdy particles. While the elliptical motion shaker is suitable for completely different drilling mud. So based on these advantages or disadvantages, GN Solids Control made linear motion shakers are mainly used in the first and second stage drilling, and the dual motion shakers are widely used in the third and forth stage drilling.

As for these 2 sets dual motion shale shakers, they are provided to an offshore drilling company. GN Solids Control is able to provide DNV lifting certified equipment for offshore drilling platform, besides shakers, GN Solids Control has also provided mud cleaners, decanter centrifuges and cuttings dryers with DNV lifting frames to various customers.
All the shaker screens are GN shakers are also made by GN Solids Control. GN Solids is the only Chinese screen manufacturer who are verified by API RP 13C 3rd party.

GN will participate in CIPPE 2022 Petroleum Exhibition in Shenzhen

As a well-known manufacturer of Solids Control Equipment and Oilfield Environmental Protection Equipment in the oil industry, GN Solid Control participates the oil & gas shows and bring latest technology of Solid Control Equipment and Oilfield Environmental Protection Equipment every year, among them CIPPE is the largest one in China, the CIPPE 2022 will be held in Shenzhen instead of Beijing due to the COVID. The main equipment exhibited by GN Solid Control includes Vacuum Screen Unit, Decanter Centrifuge, Drill Cuttings Dryer, Solids Vacuum Pump and others which are mainly used for solids control of drilling mud, drilling waste treatment and oily sludge treatment.

GN booth info of 2022 CIPPE:

Exhibition Name: CIPPE ( 22nd China International Petroleum and Petrochemical Technology and Equipment Exhibition)

Exhibition time: Beginning of Aug., 2022

Address: Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center (Futian)GN booth No.: E1226

CIPPE is a world exhibition of the international petroleum and petrochemical industry, hosted by Zhenwei International Exhibition Group and Beijing Zhenwei Exhibition Co., Ltd. CIPPE has attracted 1,000 exhibitors from 65 countries and regions globally, 46 of the world’s Top 500 companies, 18 international exhibition groups, 100,000 professional visitors, with an exhibition area of 60,000 square meters.

GN main equipment in this show:
1.Vacuum Screen Unit

Traditional shale shaker can be upgraded by adding removable negative pressure suction tray and auxiliaries, the combined treatment of shale shaker screening and negative pressure suction separation of drilling mud can be effectively achieved when speaks of recover drilling fluid, reduce drilling costs and reduce waste.
2.Decanter Centrifuge

To meet the applications of solid control treatment of drilling mud, barite recovery, drilling waste treatment, and oily sludge treatment, GN multi-functional high-speed VFD decanter centrifuge can flexibly adjust the speed and differential speed within an enlarged range..

  1. Drill Cuttings Dryer

As a manufacturer of Cuttings Dryer that was launched very earlier, GN Solids Control Cuttings Dryer is often used for OBM and SBM treatment. The oil content of the treated cuttings is less than 5% which can achieve the effective recovery of drilling fluid and reducing the cost of cuttings treatment as well as transportation.

3.Solids Vacuum Pump

GN is one of the earliest solids vacuum pump manufacturer in the industry, and it has been exported to many countries and regions in the world. Characterized by high negative pressure and strong suction capacity, pneumatic discharge with long distance. Often used for heavy materials that cannot be transported by other pumps. And in the oil industry it is mainly used for drilling cuttings transportation, tank cleaning operations, mud or sludge unloading and recycling etc.
Welcome to visit GN Solids Control for the CIPPE 2022!