Halliburton has introduced the discharge of its BaraOmni hybrid separation system, a next-level separation know-how that successfully removes ultra-fine low gravity solids (LGS), leading to higher performing, longer lasting fluid methods to assist operators considerably cut back prices.
As drilling fluids are used, ultra-fine LGS accumulate and might negatively affect operational efficiency. Operators at the moment use dilution to handle this difficulty, which ends up in extreme fluid volumes and prices. The hybrid separation system options superior capabilities to take away ultra-fine LGS, which was not beforehand potential. This eliminates the necessity for dilution and improves the operator’s skill to recuperate drilling fluids to allow them to drill extra wells with much less fluid quantity.
Additionally, BaraOmni superior separation know-how permits drilling fluids, contaminated solids and different hydrocarbon waste streams to be handled with a single system. It replaces conventional complicated solids management and waste administration tools set-ups. As a end result, the operator can decrease waste transportation, off-site therapy and storage to cut back environmental publicity and whole price of possession.
“We developed the hybrid separation system to enhance the solids management and separation market with a compact and cellular system that may separate ultra-fine LGS and deal with a number of waste streams on the rig website,” mentioned Bradley Brown, V.P. of Halliburton Baroid. “This is a part of our bigger deal with engineering fluid and separation options collectively to assist our prospects mitigate potential operational points and cut back general prices.”
In west Texas, the system was efficiently operational inside 24 hours of mobilization and was used to deal with ultra-fine solids laden, non-aqueous drilling fluid. In this software, the know-how decreased solids from a 24% focus LGS to a closing focus of three% LGS. The end result was a field-ready, premix fluid that was readily blended right into a excessive efficiency drilling fluid. This hybrid separation course of is an business step-change in ultra-fine solids removing and cuttings therapy.
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