Overview

High-efficiency, adaptable shaker in a compact package

The M-I SWACO MD-3 triple-decker shale shaker provides an ideal combination of high efficiency, flexibility, and space optimization. Changing drilling conditions necessitate immediate, flexible solids-control solutions. Environmental requirements demand up-to-the-minute conformance with ever-tightening criteria. Rig space, especially offshore but also onshore, is at an all-time premium as more and more technology crowds the work area. Not least significant is the matter of high drilling costs and the resulting need to recover and reuse expensive base fluids.

The M-I SWACO MD-3 shale shaker meets all these requirements. Working within a small operational footprint, the advanced MD-3 shaker delivers a high-volume, high-efficiency, variable-motion option that quickly adapts to changing drilling conditions. The highly efficient solids removal capacity translates to lower waste volumes, costs, and downtime. In addition, by generating drier cuttings at reduced volumes, the MD-3 shaker reduces your environmental footprint and associated coats.

Flexibility for changing drilling conditions

The three decks of the MD-3 shale shaker can be instantly adjusted to allow flexible control of fluid pool depth and beach length in a variety of drilling conditions. The normal mode is a progressive elliptical motion that maximizes cuttings retention time and screen life. The capacity mode is a balanced elliptical motion that is primarily used during fluid surges and periods of heavy solids loading.

Ideal for wellbore strengthening

During wellbore fracture or stress cage applications, wellbore strengthening material (WSM) is used to plug drilling-induced fractures, increase the stability of the wellbore, or both. The MD-3 shale shaker recovery trough is designed to recover usable WSM particulate, allowing the WSM to be reused.

Enhancements for greater safety and convenience

The MD-3 shaker features front-mounted controls for easy access in tight quarters and a fume hood for personnel safety in confined-space offshore operations.