December 2018 – Order for 2,600 Shale Shaker Screens
What is a Shale Shaker Screens ?
Shale Shaker Screens are components of drilling equipment used in many industries, such as coal cleaning, mining, oil and gas drilling. They are the first phase of a solids control system on a drill and are used to remove large solids (cuttings) from the drilling fluid.
Drilling fluids are an integral part of the drilling process and are used, among other things, to lubricate and cool, as well as to remove cuttings from the borehole. These fluids are a mixture of various chemicals in a water or oil-based solution and can be very expensive to manufacture. For environmental reasons and to reduce the cost of drilling operations, drilling fluid losses are minimized by removing them from drill cuttings before disposal. This is done by using a multitude of specialized machines and tanks.
Shakers are the main tool for separating solids on a platform. After returning to the well surface, the drilling fluid used flows directly to the shakers, where it begins to be treated. Once processed by the shakers, the drilling fluid is deposited in the mud tanks, where other solids control equipment begins to extract the finer solids. The solids removed by the shaker are discharged from the discharge port into a separate tank where they wait to be treated or disposed of.