Monthly Archives: June 2017

GN Manufactures Various Mud Plants (B)

As discussed before, GN Solids Control is very professional to provide customized solutions for various mud plants. Depend on the stock volume of various mud, such as water base mud, oil base mud, synthetic base mud or completion drilling fluids, GN mud plants are divided into different stocking area, each area will be separated by wall.
So continue our last time conversation, 12 – 1000 BBL storage Tanks. All tank interiors and manifold lines must be coated to handle Calcium Chloride, Calcium Bromide and Zinc Bromide completion fluids.
Here are some other questions need to know when designing GN Mud Plant:
1. What’s the maximum dimension for the single tank? This depends on a vertical (base of tank could be as much as 20 feet or more) or horizontal tank (approximately 10 foot by 40 foot). Vertical tanks preferred unless otherwise advised.
2. What is the maximum space do you have for the Liquid Mud Plant? How big is the yard space we will be building the liquid mud plant upon? Minimum of 10 acres (approx 40,000m2) for the liquid mud plant and warehouse….sufficient space is available. No issues
3. What’s the solids control equipment you need on the MP? For example, shale shaker and high speed centrifuge to recycle and reclaim the used mud that is sent in for storage/resale……shale shaker dressed with 200 mesh screen (74 micron cut) / 4-inch cone desilter for micron cut 15 -20 / Centrifuge to remove particles down to 3 microns ( all three mounted in series}….MUD FROM SHAKER PIT FEEDS THE DESILTER, MUD FROM THE DESILTER PIT FEEDS THE CENTRIFUGE….to progressively remove smaller particles.
4. What type of the drilling mud & completion fluids will we be handling? Clear Brine Fluids, Diesel Oil Base Mud, Synthetic Oil Base Mud or Water Base Mud? Clear Brine Fluids (two cartridge filtration unit helpful…initial filtration), Water Base Mud, Diesel Oil Base Mud & Synthetic Oil Base Mud (prepared with Total Energy edc-99dw base oil).

GN Manufactures Various Mud Plants (A)

GN Solids Control has manufactured hundreds of mud tanks based on customers’ particular demands. GN Solids Control is especially good at providing turn-key solutions for customers. Although one hundred customers may have one hundred mud plants they want, today we would like to give you a rough idea on how the mud plants are composed.
So here are some main factors you should know, the first important thing you need to know is the total volume of the mud plant. This depends on the mud weights you will need to store for your customer(s) and storage for mud that is returned, base oil tank and pneumatic barite tanks. Mud Plant System
Also, the type of mud/fluids that we will be handling. There be completion fluids, water base mud, diesel based oil mud and synthetic oil base mud?….As you know, deep water drilling operations need enormous mud volume…..from technical, economic & environmental considerations….can we, in the business presentation, look at the following : total vol 50,000 bbl ; 70,000 bbl & 90,000 bbl Or scale-able ( in each case there are also 10,000 bbl base oil tank , 200 mt for Bentonite silos & 1000 mt P-Tank with a scale for barite). Open to advice on all of these.
Often, premix is made in the Liquid Mud Plant, and is then weighted up on the rig. Rig returns are often stripped of solids at the Liquid Mud Plant using shaker/ desilter / High Speed Centrifuge system….please see item 4 below. Clear Completion Fluids – 3 stock tanks (1000 BBL each), 1 – 500 BBL Mix Tank + 1-500 BBL Blending Tank (side by side with two power packs / 6” X 8” CENTRIFUGAL PUMP WITH DIESEL POWER 671 / Mix Tank Feature: 4” Hopper, Grated Top with Safety Rails, 6” Fill Line 4” & 6” Suction Lines, 2 Adjustable Gun Lines – Blend Tank – Grated Top with Safety Rails, 6” Fill Line 4” & 6” Suction Lines, 2 Adjustable Gun Lines.

GN Mud Treating Systems for Eastern United States Customers

GN Solids Control designs and manufactures thousands of mud treating systems for global customers. GN Solids Control is especially good at manufacturing customized mud treating systems based on customers’ particular demands. This year, GN Solids Control has already provided several sets of oily slurry treating systems and soil remediation systems to North America customers. Several weeks ago, GN Solids Control also delivered one whole set dewatering systems for construction slurry treating.
GN Solids Control has many experienced engineers who have been working on solids control and waste management area for many years. This dewatering unit will be used by one Eastern United States construction company, it will be used to treat those hydro-vac waste collected from different sites.
As the USA government has various strict rules and regulations on environment protection, GN Solids Control made mud treating systems can help customers to treat the slurry and recycle water. This dewatering unit mainly includes the following equipment:
1. Coarse shale shaker
GN coarse shaker is mainly used to separate out large rocks and most of the solids. After treated slurry will be collect in the bottom shaker tank and can be transferred to the Hi-G force shaker for the second phase treating.
2. Hi-G Force Shaker
GN Hi-G force shaker is mainly used to treat water based mud, as most the slurry this customer recycled is water base mud. So Hi-G shake is perfectly well to use here.
3. Cyclones

Here GN Solids Control uses some 4 inch desilter cyclones to treat the slurry from GN Hi-G shaker. All those cyclones are fixed on the top of one shale shaker. In order to have a better treating performance, GN coarse shake, GN Hi-G Force Shaker and GN Cyclones are all fixed with polyurethane shaker screens (also called opening mesh screens).
4. Decanter Centrifuge
GN centrifuge is one of the most popular separating equipment which is largely used in solids and liquid separation. GN centrifuges will eliminate all those solids larger than 2~5 microns.
5. Flocculent System
In order to have better separating performance, GN decanter centrifuges are equipped with one small flocculent system.