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Shearing mixing hopper and jet Mud Mixing System for drilling mud system

Jet mud mixing system is a normal and necessary part of most kind of drilling mud systems and liquid mud plant (LMP). It is used to prepare new mud and qualified mud, and service for drilling activities. The mud mixing system can be used to mix oil based mud (OBM), water based mud (WBM), as well as synthetic based mud (SBM).

Jet mud mixing system is actually a combination of mixing pump, mixing hopper and control panel. All of them connected by pipelines, they can be mounted on the tank separately per tank layout. They can also be mounted on the same skid as a complete unit.


The jet mixing hopper is also called shearing hopper. It can be mounted on different position of the mud cleaning system for different purpose.

Centrifugal pump is the most popular pump model for jet mud mixing system. Another pump model is shearing hopper. Clients can choose motor drive mixing pump, or diesel engine drive mixing pump, to meet for different demands.

Different position of jet mixing hopper for mixing system

1) The jet mixing hopper can be mounted on the top of the mud tank. Advantage of the tank top hopper is easy for mixing chemical as the gravity. But you should to consider lifting of the chemicals. Sometimes, it is even 1 ton big bag. you should consider the necessary device to help for the chemical lifting. Operation table and crane cradle is the popular way to service for it.

2) The normal way is to put the shearing mixing hopper on the tank skid, next to centrifugal mixing pump. The mixing performance may not as good as on the tank top, but also acceptable. And it is easier for the chemical lifting.

3) Another way for the shearing hopper is on a separate skid with centrifugal mixing pump and control system. The complete is in a separate skid. It is more flexible for application. Users is easy to more the mixing unit from one jobsite to another jobsite, or move it from one tank for another.


Trenchless Mud Recycling System of 120 CBM Delivered to Jobsite

Although when talking about the products provided by GN Solids Control, in the oil and gas industry, a lot of people’s first image is the line of high quality decanter centrifuges, but in fact, the traditional products of GN Solids Control is solids control equipment like shale shaker, desander, desilter, shear pumps and shaker screens. Recently, GN just finished the fabrication and the delivery of one complete set of mud cleaning system for a trenchless project contractor and the treating capacity is 120cbm.

GN Mud Recycling System For HDD Sailing to Middle East

Ever since its establishment 9 years ago, GN has been providing following products and solids control lines for following industries:

  1. Oil and gas drilling solids control system including 4 phase of solids control and 5 phase cleaning equipment, the shale shaker, desander cones, desilter cones, decanter centrifuge and the various feeding pumps for those equipment, like centrifugal pumps, submersible slurry pumps, mono pumps and shearing pumps. And also, the vacuum degasser is within GN’s product range.
  2. Mud cleaning system for HDD projects. The main equipment used for HDD mud recycling systems are similar as the oil and gas solids control systems, especially recently, more and more centrifuges are used for HDD projects after the desilter A slight different is that, in case of oil and gas solids control system, the mud falls directly from the well mouth to the shale shaker, while in HDD project, there is a submersible slurry pump used for transporting the mud from the mud pit to the shale shaker. GN shale shakers are designed differently on the buffer box accordingly.
  3. Desander plant or slurry plant for Trenchless projects or TBM projects. The mud system or so called desander plant are similar with the HDD projects’ mud recycling systems. And the separation equipment to be used are chosen by clients’ respect. In some cases, the TBM Mud recycling system even use a decanter centrifuge or a dewatering system.

Plsadvise more information about your project, GN will give a most suitable solution for you.

How to reduce the operation cost of a liquid mud plant for oil and gas drilling field

Liquid mud plant is a supporting base for oil and gas drilling rigs. Normally, a liquid mud plant will service some oil rigs nearby. It is essential to keep the liquid mud plant fluently and smoothly. Once there is a urgent request from drilling rigs, liquid mud plant should mix and offer qualified drilling fluids immediately.

Liquid mud plant is mostly used to make oil base mud. Diesel oil is widely stocked and used here as base oil. It has pollution to the environment. Government has strict rules and prohibits any oil leakage to environment.

So there will be a dam around the liquid mud plant to prevent any leakage come out of the liquid mud plant base. In normal conditions, it is ok. But when there is a raining, things will be difficult. As the government has rules, the raining water in the initial 15 minutes within the dam should be treated.


But there is so many difficult to relies it: it is difficult to control the time. which solids control equipment should be used? And should it be processed? The liquid mud plant need to use huge quality of pure water to make qualified mud. Even for the oil based mud, they need to use pure water. It should be a good idea to reuse the rain water for mud mixing system . If the rain water can be used to make oil based mud, it will be a big save. The liquid mud plant can save cost on rain water treatment, as well as water for mud mixing.

Another big cost is the storage of old drilling fluids. After some circulation, the drilling fluids will be not qualified for drilling, as there are too much ultra fine solids inside, the mud is weighted. Decanter centrifuge is very important at this stage, It can remove the fine solids inside the old drilling fluids and make it qualified to drilling rigs. The quality of liquid mud plant depends on the mud storage capacity of each liquid mud plant. It the old mud can be treated on time after arrive the plant site, they can save cost on old mud storage.

How to choose the suitable drilling waste management system

As more and more countries start to control the drilling waste and improve the standard of waste discharge in oil and gas drilling field, drilling waste management becomes more and more popular and important. Many companies have to or want to start their business for drilling waste management. But many clients do not have experience on it. They do not know how to choose the suitable equipment or systems for their activities.

As a worldwide famous brand on mud solids control and drilling waste management, GN Solids Control start its research and development department for drilling waste management and industry waste management for many years. Below is a brief introduction of normal drilling waste management equipment to help the users make decision.

drilling waste management system

1) High G drying shaker.

It is also named High G dryer, cuttings dryer. It utilizes high G force up to 8.0G to dry the cuttings. If there are big particles in the solids waste, high G shaker is requested. It can remove big size solids and even metal particles. The high G shaker can remove solids above 100 microns.

It is mainly used to treat the water base mud and water based mud cuttings. It can also be used for oil based mud treatment in some cases.

When the high G drying shale shaker is used to treat oil based mud and cuttings, it can only reduce the oil on cuttings (OOC) to 10 ~ 15%.

2) Vertical cuttings dryer

It is also called vertical centrifuge or vortex dryer. It utilizes centrifugal force up to 420G to separate the fine solids and recovery the usable drilling fluids. The screen opening of VG dryer is 0.5mm, 0.35mm and 0.25mm. It cannot allow big size sizes solids or metal particles; otherwise, it will be broken.

Vertical cuttings dryer is mainly used for oil base mud and cuttings. It can reduce the oil on cuttings to 3 ~ 5%. In this case, the solids discharge is on a very dry condition and it is easy for shipment. And the solids with 3~5% OOC can be discharged directly in many countries. If not, it is also easy for next treatment.

3) High speed centrifuge and big bowl decanter centrifuge

It utilizes the high centrifugal force to separate the very fine solids to 2~5 microns. It is used after high G shaker and vertical cuttings dryer, for further separation.

There are many other equipment used for drilling waste management, we will introduce in next file.


GN Solids Control working for oil drilling field

Recently, we just export one batch of solids control equipment to Middle East. The equipment including some sets shale shaker, some sets mud gun, some sets mud agitator, some sets of centrifugal pump etc.  The entire product is going to Middle East for land rig operation mud system.

Except above equipment, GN Solids Control also have other super star equipment to give high efficiency working performance, and with very lower price.

1) Decanter Centrifuge

Decanter centrifuge is necessary equipment working for oil drilling mud system. Most of client will need 2 sets centrifuge for operation. The dual centrifuge system including one set high speed centrifuge for lower gravity solids removal; one set lower speed or middle speed centrifuge for high gravity solids removal; screw pump for feeding the dual centrifuge will be also concluded, as well as telescopic high skid for installation.

decanter centrifuge

2) Vertical cuttings dryer

Vertical cuttings dryer is to deal with the waste discharge from shale shaker, recycle the valuable drilling fluids and dry the solids. This vertical dryer is very good use for oil based mud drilling cuttings. The OOC can reduce down to below 5%, much convenient for following transportation or next stage treatment.

3) High G drying shaker

If for water based mud, most of client choose High G drying shaker. The performance of High G drying shaker is not that good as vertical cuttings dryer, but much lower purchase cost and maintenance cost. GNZS594HGE-LD HIGH G drying shaker is used in many different drilling rig site. And the high working efficiency performance and less maintenance give good reputation for GN Solids Control. The shaker screen is replacement for SWACO mongoose shaker, composite material. If the client have GN this model shaker and need shaker screen urgently, the client can buy Mongoose shaker screen to mount it on GN shale shaker.

However, we recommend clients to buy some shaker screen in stock for use in advance. Because the price of original Mongoose shaker screen is much higher cost.

GN Containerized Waste Management Package intended for Russia

As China primary manufacturer for solids control and drilling waste management programs and equipments, GN Solids Control has been one of the most popular brands in Russia for countless years. Ever since GN firstly made the first generation Vertical Cuttings Dryer for the drilling waste management application, clientele from Russia has bought them and have been using GN products for many years. Their suggestions and suggestions encouraged and also helped GN to make a wide range of improvement.

drilling waste management
This newly provided package of drilling cuttings waste management equipments incorporate a vertical cuttings dryer, a new drilling cuttings conveying pump and screw conveyors. Obviously for the vertical cuttings dryer, there is a screw pump to get flushing.
The special place for this drilling waste management system is the containerized design, may be the container. It is like a remoteness overall for the vertical cuttings dryer. As is known to most, the winter in Russia is quite cold, which could affect the effectiveness of the vertical cuttings dryer. Meanwhile, when the treated stuff is of lower heat range, the material is of higher viscosity and of less liquidate. The particular container could reduce the adverse affect from the weather.

Much like in some extremely hot locations, with a high temperature and the sunshine is fierce, like in Cameras and Middle East, owners always make a sunshade for that equipment in case the high temp affects the performance of apparatus.
This drilling waste management package deal is not the first one GN solids control presented to Russia, years ago, GN has turned a similar system for Russian federation with isolation outside with regard to keeping warm. And GN standard drilling cuttings waste management systems are being used through Baker Hughes. The end customers and operators are supplying good feedback.

Not only in The ussr, GN drilling waste management programs and equipments like the central products, decanter centrifuge, top to bottom cuttings dryer, high H drying  shale shaker and other machines like the screw conveyors in addition to screw pumps are popular in more than 60 places and regions including Down under, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iran, Singapore, India and and so on Now besides GN headquarter near Beijing, China, you might like to contact GN directly by means of GN branch companies within Houston, USA and Moscow, Russia.
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Substantial Configuration HDD Mud System with Centrifuge Unit to get Heavy Mud

Most of the apaisado directional mud cleaning system is not really equipped with decanter centrifuge unit as using the 3-phase separation system which include shale shaker, de-sander and de-silter unit, it can work sufficient for removing the solids from drilling fluids. Centrifuge is relative high cost, also is a reason the drilling company doesn’t equip it inside mud system.
However , for many high request drilling situation, the driller may use often the heavy mud for a great deal better drilling performance. Sometimes the particular drillers add the selected chemicals to make the drilling mud heavier so that the mud can certainly better protect the walls of the drilling hole. In case the driller went to drill an additional well, the heavy compounds need to be separated, and then typically the centrifuge could be used to do this kind of job. In some other circumstances, after many times recycling in the drilling mud, there is considerably ultra fine solid allergens that cannot be removed from the shale shaker and cyclone model, and then the centrifuge model is needed.

GN Solids Control possesses nearly 10 years in making the drilling mud system for HDD projects. This manner mud cleaning system must be compact structure and easy intended for transportation. See the picture on this page, both the de-sander and de-silter unit are equipped with under stream shaker for drying typically the discharged solids. The shale shakers used are 2-layer screen design. The bottom layer screen is used as primary shaker and upper layer screen to dry the discharges out of your cyclone units. This style greatly reduces the impact of the mud system. And all sorts of mud tank top surface equipment tend to be pre-installed on a frame using same base dimension while storage tank. When transportation the mud mixing system, the actual shale shaker and decanter centrifuge models could be removed by moving the frame for quickly disassemble. With the frame, the device could be easily transported simply by flat bed trailer.
GN can provide both standard as well as customized HDD mud system for clients. Just send out us your request, after which you will get a satisfying as well as cost effective solution.

GN decanter centrifuge for no pit drilling

GN Solids Control decanter centrifuge is widely used with regard to solids control and drilling waste management. And in earlier one year, it is used for absolutely no pit drilling more. Simply no pit drilling is brand-new policy for drilling spend management to better environmental security. After treated by GN decanter centrifuge and usable cuttings dryer, the moist drilling fluids can be considerably dryer and easy transportation.

GN Solids Control vertical cuttings dryer is widely used as well as solids control and drilling waste management. And in prior one year, it is used for absolutely no pit drilling more. Absolutely no pit drilling is fresh policy for drilling spend management to better environmental safety. After treated by GN decanter centrifuge and up and down cuttings dryer, the soaked drilling fluids can be very much dryer and easy transportation.

Aside from centrifuge and vertical cuttings dryer, GN Solids Control is also providing other solids control equipment, items like shale shaker, shear pump, shaker screen, desander, desilter, mud cleaner, centrifuge, solidification unit and so on

decanter centrifuge

GN Solidification unit is a machine which is used to remaining treat the water based mud drilling cuttings. The spend solids can become stale condition after blending with lime green, or other chemicals. GN Solids solidification unit is the same as Halliburton fixation unit which can be widely used in drilling waste management. For now, we have been tests the fixation unit with COSL, China largest out sourced drilling company jobsite. The actual performance is good. And we in addition have clients from Africa who have use our fixation product for Halliburton jobsite. The functional performance is also accepted. Usually, this unit will be used to get solids discharged from Excessive G dryer or solids discharged from vertical cuttings dryer.
GN Solids Control is also research thermal desorption unit which can be used to deal with the oil based cuttings, OOC can be below 0. 3%, recover the oil and also dry the cuttings. Right after final treatment, the solids become ash and can be made to bricks.

GN Decanter Centrifuges In Stock

GN Solids Control is one of the world most significant decanter centrifuges manufacturers based in China. From the glorious commencing of GN Solids Control, GN is devoted to be a well known and respectable top company in the world.
With the quickly development, GN Solids Control has opened the Des moines branch company GN Solids America and Moscow department company GN Solids Spain. GN Solids Control is becoming to known by a growing number of energy companies locally in addition to globally.
GN Solids Control is especially good at manufacturing decanter centrifuges and cuttings electric drying machine, which can be used for recover barite, cut the mud bodyweight etc . Although the oil cost is drilling down with the complicated governmental or economical reasons, GN Solids Control get more and even more orders due to the advantages affordable characteristics.

Now GN Solids Control is ready to open an additional manufacturing plant which is close to GN headquarters. In order to provide a better guide time, GN Solids Control has manufactured some decanter centrifuges and get them looking forward to delivery in a short period.
The majority of GN decanter centrifuges usually are stocking in GN Number 2 factory. They can be shipped in a short period after put together the motors and thouroughly tested before leave factory.
GN Solids America LLC features a large warehouse in Des moines, TX. Many decanter centrifuges are in stock. GN gives several different models, such as 18 inch, 18 inch along with 22 inch rotating pan centrifuges.
GN has a couple of different models including premium variety and economic type in order to meet different clients’ demands. Right now GN has some large drilling companies are oil & natural gas service companies keeps obtaining from GN Solids Control. GN provides solids control and drilling waste management systems to global customers. Many large companies for instance Baker Hughes, Shell are usually buying from GN to get they OBM, SBM healing. Welcome to visit GN Freeport warehouse, GN professional technicians will show you around.

GN Waste treatment system for Water base mud and water base cuttings

World top manufacturer GN Solids Control offers complete solution associated with water base mud as well as water base drilling cuttings, as well as oil base mud and oil base cuttings. Water base mud is a very normal type drilling mud for oil and gas drilling, particularly in China. Here we have a short introduction of the treatment system to get water base mud in addition to water base cuttings.
GN Solids Control system may recovery drilling mud while more as better, and lessen amount of solids waste as little as better. After the GN system treatment, the fluids can easily clean enough for recycle for discharge. The solids phase is harmless along with dry; it can be used to help make bricks or other purposes.

GN Detcanter Centrifuge
GN no pit drilling waste management system intended for water base mud as well as water base cuttings tend to be welcomed in China and outdoors of China. Like CNPC, CNOOC and SINOPEC are generally equipped with GN brand drilling waste management.
The equipment with regard to water base mud in addition to water base cuttings usually are as following:
1) Excessive G drying shaker. It might be called High G dryer, or drilling cuttings dryer. The Qty is only two ea for 1 system. Model GNZS594HGE-LD. The shaker model is the 5 creation high G dryer shaker from GN Solids Control. GN own over ten ea patent design for the main line equipment.
2) High speed decanter centrifuge GNLW363C-VFD. It is the most advanced design centrifuge for waste management supply by china manufacturer. It replaced many United. S brand at several jobsite with its mature design and style and reliable performance.
3) Chemical dosing system along with dewatering centrifuge: If the clear fluids from the high speed centrifuge will not be reused for drilling, it will be transferred to chemical dosage system (or called dewatering unit) for further treatment. An excellent step the fluids is definitely clean and can be discharged.
4) Drill cuttings solidification product. It is used to treat all of the solids phase discharged by high G dryer shaker, from high speed decanter centrifuge and from the dewatering centrifuge. After the treatment of solidification system, the solids can be used to help make bricks for road structure.