Centrifuge optimisation for fluid management in Coiled Tubing drilling
Total Grant Value
Current Hydraulic Processing Systems are not able to treat the large volumes of fluid which bring up drill cuttings to the surface in Coiled Tubing drill rigs – this results not only in larger consumption of drilling fluids but also creates problems in representative sampling.
A customisable centrifuge within the Hydraulic Processing Unit to enable coiled tubing drilling and optimise its use under a range of drilling conditions.
Proposed Benefit to WA
Resolution of these issues will enable use of the coiled tubing drill rig in areas of Western Australia where there is a need for deeper exploration in an efficient, rapid, lower-cost and with a low environmental foot print.
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