drilling waste management

GN ViST vacuum shale shaker is a shaker unit with a vacuum suction hopper installed under the last shaker screen. The purpose to use the ViST vacuum unit under the shale shaker is for more recovery of the drilling fluids in the same conditions compared with shale shaker without ViST system, and the discharged drilling cuttings will be much drier, so the user can save cost to treat and disposal the drilling cuttings. Normally it is very difficult for the offshore drilling cuttings collection, treatment and disposal, sometimes client will ship them back to drilling waste management facility in land, the collection and shipment cost is very high, other clients use cuttings re-injection technology, some clients use Thermal desorption unit, some clients installed drilling waste management on the offshore rig floor, but normally the area for offshore drilling rig is very limit, it is hard to install a complete vertical cuttings dryer system. Because of these reasons, ViST vacuum shale shaker became very important for offshore.


As a professional solids control and drilling waste management system manufacturer in China, GN solids control, GN solids control keep developing new and advanced technology for oil & gas industry and provide the best solution for our clients.
Features of ViST Vacuum Shale Shaker


1. GN ViST vacuum shale shaker is suitable for oil based mud, water based mud and Synthetic oil based mud.
2. By using the ViST vacuum shale shaker, the drilling fluids recycling will be increased by 30%~50%, It greatly reduces the volume of drilling waste and the cost to transport the drilling waste.


3. By using this ViST vacuum shale shaker, no need extra high G drying shaker again; The compact design did not take much area at site.
If you are interested in GN ViST vacuum shale shaker, pls contact with GN solids control.

56 units of drilling fluids mud agitators and 3 units slurry vacuum pump shipped to China client this week.
The mud agitator is consist of electric motor and gearbox and skid, it is installed on the mud tank to prevent the solids from accumulation on the tank bottom. The mud gun length and mud agitator shaft length is customized according to mud tank inner depth. GN mud agitator have C version and D version, the C version mud agitator is that the electric motor and gearbox is connected by coupler , if the client need local standard motors or they want to install their own motors, they can buy the gearbox with coupler and skid, and install the motor locally to meet the special explosion proof standard. D version mud agitator is the lastest mud agitator, the gearbox and electric motor is connected directly, with compact design, it will save space on the mud tank, and easy for maintenance.
The slurry vacuum pump is the most popular drilling cuttings transfer pump since this year, with the advanced technology. It is a pneumatic slurry transfer vacuum pump for liquid, slurry, and solids transfer. The pump can transfer material with high gravity and high density, solids content max. up to 80%.
GN solids control can offer various pumps, including submersible slurry pump, centrifugal pump, screw pump, vacuum pump for different applications. Vacuum pump is our new products, we already sold it to many jobsites in the world.

This week we shipped one unit of oil based drilling waste management system for CNPC, they ever bought similar system before for their domestic and international projects.


To get ideal result of the discharge cuttings and recover oil as much as possible, the performance of vertical cuttings dryer is the major concern. GN has a lot of successful experience for drilling waste management projects, our vertical cuttings dryer has been improved to E version from the year of 2013 when we firstly produce the vertical cutting dryer as per our client’s suggestion and site feedback. From the first A version to the existing E version vertical cuttings dryer, it has been more and more user friendly and maintenance cost has been reduced a lot.


We have 900rpm, 1200rpm rotary speed for option to meet different requirement, the G force is up to 420G / 750G, and the screen basket opening can be 0.25mm, 0.35mm, 0.5mm for option for different drilling waste conditions. The screen basket and screen basket frame is separated, the operator only need to replace the single screen basket when it is wear. The independent oil lubrication system is for better lubrication of the bearing to prevent it from over heating. The automatic interlock system between oil pump motor, main motor and flush pump motor is equipped in case that the main motor starts before oil pump motor.
The decanter centrifuge is used after the vertical cuttings dryer to treat the fluids discharged from the vertical cuttings dryer, after treated by the centrifuge, the fine solids over 2 microns can be separated mostly, the fluids can be used to prepare for new drilling fluids or reuse directly. The high speed decanter centrifuge is used for low gravity solids, the max speed is up to 3900rpm.
If you need oil based cuttings treatment system, pls contact with GN freely.

GN solids control shipped several units of drilling waste cuttings screw conveyor to Africa Client, this is repeat orders for the same clients for many years. The screw conveyor is widely used for transferring and collecting the drilling waste cuttings from solids control system.


The installation of screw conveyor:
The screw conveyor might be installed on different place for different functions, for example, it can be installed along with the solids control system mud tank besides the shale shaker, mud cleaner, decanter centrifuge to collect the discharged drilling cuttings; it can be installed slantly under the horizontal installed screw conveyor to transfer the drilling cuttings to vertical cuttings dryer; it could be installed under the vertical cuttings dryer solids discharge port to transfer the discharged solids cake outside automatically, it can be installed under the decanter centrifuge solids discharge port to transfer out the solids automatically. It can be used in cuttings solidification unit to transfer the 3 materials and mix them together.


The screw conveyor can transfer the material with less fluids content in the cuttings, otherwise it will flow back and spill out. When the fluids content is very high, we need to use vacuum pump, slurry pump or hose pump to transfer to the drilling waste management system.

One unit of 1m3/h oil sludge treatment system testing unit is shipped to Europe recently, this is for client’s urgent requirement, later the 15m3/h oil sludge separation system will be shipped next month for the same client.


The client has visited GN factory in Beijing twice, after factory inspection and business negotiation, they placed order for the 15 m3 oil sludge treatment system, and also the 1 m3/h oil sludge separation system for urgent purpose.
To check the working video of the 1m3/h oil sludge separation unit, pls check our website:
http://gnsolidscontrol.com/video/oil-sludge-treatment-test-unit-working-video


The main components of the system including:
1) 2 panel shale shaker to separate coarse solids from the oil sludge in case of any coarse solids will damage the decanter centrifuge
2) 2 phase mini decanter centrifuge to separate the fine solids maximumly from the oil sludge by mixing with chemicals, with fluids collection box
3) 3 phase disc centrifuge to separate the oil from water to get pure oil and pure water
4) Oil storage tank and water storage tank
5) Pre mixing tank with mud agitator, heating lines
6) Chemical dosing system
7) Shale shaker fluids storage tank with heating lines
8) Shale shaker feeding pump
9) Decanter centrifuge feeding pump
10) Tank skid for the all equipments

The system is originally produced to show at CIPPE oil exhibition, after the exhibition, we shipped the testing unit to a domestic client for testing their oil sludge treatment, they use the proper chemical jetting and get the satisfied result, then we shipped the unit back to our factory for cleaning, and prepare to test in other client’s jobsite.