Effective solids control permits viscosity and density to be kept within desired levels, which increases the life of pump parts and drill bits and promotes faster penetration rates-all of which decrease the time and expense of drilling. If mud solids are not properly controlled, the density of the mud can increase above the desired weight, which can negatively affect many areas of the drilling process.
Mechanical separation of drilled solids from the mud system enables users to realize a reduction in total mud solids, as well as a reduction in dilution requirements. The benefits of utilizing solids control equipment allow users to realize cost savings throughout the drilling process. Solids control equipment includes, but is not limited to: gumbo removal equipment, shale shakers, mud conditioners, degassers, hydrocyclones, centrifuges and dryers.
NOV® provides solids control and waste management products and services to the oil and gas industry. NOV® has been a provider of these products and services since 1974. NOV® operates a global network of sales, service, manufacturing, distribution and waste treatment facilities.
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