Drilling waste mud is one of the main pollution sources in the oil and gas industry, and its waste treatment is currently a major problem that plagues oil fields. The oilfield drilling waste mud treatment process is to treat waste drilling mud (drill cuttings) immediately while drilling, meeting the requirement of “mud not landing”, reducing land use and environmental pollution.
Oilfield drilling waste mud treatment process is to change “end treatment” to “full process control”. The waste mud is diluted-flocculated-separated into three parts: rock cuttings, mud cake and water, and the solids in the mud are separated by washing and flocculation. With chemical reaction treatment, the cuttings and mud cakes can reach the discharge standard. After the harmful substances and chloride ions in the mud are separated into the water, they are then dehydrated by vacuum adsorption or extrusion to make mud cakes. At the same time, the mud cakes are separated by centrifugation. The wastewater is concentrated by air flotation sedimentation, filtration system, and reverse osmosis system. After treatment, the up-to-standard wastewater can be reused for drilling recycling.
The main equipment of oilfield drilling waste mud treatment process includes: drying shaker, drill cuttings dryer, drilling fluid centrifuge, screw conveyor, screw pump, etc. The KOSUN mud non-grounding system can effectively control the drilling cuttings in the drilling mud Water content (6%-10%), stable liquid phase performance, to achieve the purpose of mud drying treatment without falling to the ground.
There are many kinds of oilfield drilling waste mud treatment process in oilfield drilling. Each treatment plan needs to be determined according to the drilling site and drilling construction conditions. It must not only achieve the treatment effect, but also meet the national environmental protection requirements, and strive to achieve harmless treatment. It plays an active role in improving and protecting the environment, soil and groundwater.
KOSUN- China Solids Control Leader&Drilling Waste Management Expert
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