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Subsea Multiphase Flowmeters Save Deepwater Operator USD 12 Million and Enable Higher Production

PhaseWatcher flowmeters win approval from Brazilian regulatory authority and PhaseWatcher flowmeters win approval from Brazilian regulatory authority and improve accuracy of deepwater well testing.

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Vx Spectra Flowmeter Enables Real-Time Sand Quantification During Drillout in the Eagle Ford Shale

Instantaneous sand volume measurement maximizes efficiency and optimizes

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EverGreen Burner Minimizes Environmental Impact in Heavy Oil Development

High-performance EverGreen effluent burner produces no fallout or smoke while burning heavy oil in Saudi well test.

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OMV Achieves Record Horizontal Appraisal Well Through Collaborative Well Engineering and Operation

Integrated drilling, characterization, and well testing solution enables meeting key objectives in complex extended-reach appraisal well with no HSE issues, Barents Sea.

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MD-3 Triple-Deck Shaker Completes Field Trial in Holland

The MD-3 triple-deck shaker significantly improved the solids-control system performance—the best results by the rig thus far as apparent from the reduced amount of drilling fluids used.

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MD-3 Triple-Deck Shale Shaker Technology Helps Reduce Drilling Fluid Losses by Over 75% While Drilling and Nearly 98% While Running Casing Through Wellbore Strengthening Material Recovery Process in Mexico

The MD-3 triple-deck shale shaker in recovery configuration offers a multideck solution to preferentially recover wellbore strengthening material (WSM) while discarding detrimental drilling solids.

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Brazil: One MD-3 Shaker Outshines 3 in Successful South America Debut

The MD-3 shaker exceeded expectations in performance, reliability, and screen life, with one test unit capable of handling almost the entire volume that was previously distributed to four dual-deck units.

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MEERKAT Shaker Demonstrates Effective Solids Removal in California

In the two months following installation of the MEERKAT shaker, solids recovery increased 50%.

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South Texas: Single MD-2 Effectively Takes Over for Dual Shakers

The M-I SWACO MD-2 shale shaker enabled the operator to maximize flow rate and reach the desired ROP, while at the same time reducing haul-off costs appreciably.

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MD-2 Shale Shakers Achieve Average MOC of 34% by Volume, 12.5% by Weight, Abu Dhabi

MD-2 dual-deck shale shakers prove effective at decreasing mud on cuttings and handling high flow rates on offshore drilling operation.

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Mongoose Pro Outshines Predecessor Shaker in Direct Field Comparison: Oklahoma

The Mongoose Pro shale shaker outperformed an earlier generation shaker in both flow capacity and cuttings discard rates while maintaining the same cuttings dryness.

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MONGOOSE PRO Dynamic Dual-Motion Shale Shakers Reduce Screen Consumption and Cost by 70%

Longer screen life of MONGOOSE PRO shale shakers coupled with improved mud recovery efficiency provides operator with significant savings, Pakistan.

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Cuttings Reinjection Using Enhanced Pretreatment Saves USD 6.5 Million in Waste Management Costs

High-speed grinding mill and MONGOOSE PRO shakers enable reinjection of active rig waste and stored drill cuttings with no NPT in sensitive environment, Alaska

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Texas: LPAC Saves USD 1 Million in UBD Application

With the LPAC system's ability to hold constant wellbore pressure while drilling, the rig was able to reduce the entire drill time by 10 days, reducing costs an estimated USD 1 million.

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Lab Tests Verify LPAC as Viable Choke System for MPD/UBD

The LOW-PRESSURE AUTOCHOKE console or LPAC provides a simplified, technologically advanced, and cost -effective method to control the relatively low well pressures seen in MPD and UBD applications.

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LSU Yard Tests Verify Third-Party Communication Capability of LPAC

The tests confirmed the capability of the LPAC to interface with third-party customer software.

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New M-I SWACO 518 HV Centrifuge Replaces the Operation of Two Standard 518 Centrifuges

A Colombian operator used a 518 HV centrifuge unit in its land drilling operations with unweighted muds, increasing processing capacity and improving solids separation and removing fine particles at a high bowl speed.

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Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) Techniques and VIRTUAL HYDRAULICS Modeling are Used to Control Abnormal Pressures While Drilling Fractured Production Zone

By using M-I SWACO MPD equipment and services and VIRTUAL HYDRAULICS modeling, constant wellbore pressure was maintained, preventing an influx of undesirable quantities of formation gas.

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SCREEN PULSE Separator Recovers 76 bbl of Drilling Fluid for Reuse, Saving USD 3,146

Combining SCREEN PULSE separator system and MONGOOSE PRO shale shaker enables fluid reuse and decreases mud and disposal costs in the Mukhaizina field of Oman.

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Thailand: Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) and Real-Time Produced Gas Measurement Using CARBONTRACKER Gas Meter

The CARBONTRACKER gas meter aided reservoir characterization by measuring hydrocarbon gasses at very low rates while drilling and distinguishing the gas type.

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The CARBONTRACKER Gas Metering System—A New Way for Real-Time Reservoir Characterization While Drilling Underbalanced

A CARBONTRACKER flare line gas metering system was installed to precisely determine the volume flow of gas in the flare line during flaring episodes occurring while drilling.

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Operator Increases Drilling Rate and Efficiency in Horizontal Development Project in Gulf of Thailand

MPD enables mud weight and ECD reduction, reduced nonproductive time, and increased drilling efficiency in Gulf of Thailand development project.

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Operator Eliminates Losses while Drilling with Casing and Cementing in Depleted Onshore Field

New, modular MPD system used to achieve challenging objectives through severely depleted formations and reach proven reserves in onshore field.

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Operator Extends Development of Mature Deepwater GOM Field and Reduces Drilling Cost

Automated MPD and constant annular pressure while drilling in mature deepwater GOM field enables mud weight and ECD reduction and maintains wellbore stability.

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Deepest MPD HPHT Well Drilled Offshore Malaysia with @balance Services

MPD was used to identify the safest operating window during the drilling of the HPHT well, and constant bottomhole pressure was maintained to minimize the risk of wellbore breathing as well as high-intensity kicks.

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Automated MPD System by @balance Services: Operator Avoids Hazards While Drilling Narrow Pressure Window in Gulf of Mexico

Automated MPD system provides near-constant bottomhole pressure to avoid losses and swabbing in depleted reservoir.

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Woodford Shale, Oklahoma: Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) System by @balance Services Enables Completion of Well with Narrow Operating Window

Thorough modeling and precise execution ensured that drilling, rollovers, tripping, and cementing were successfully completed using MPD techniques by @balance Services.