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Project Overview

Project Number
M0509d
Total Grant Value
$1,923,125
MRIWA Contribution
$471,875
Project Theme
Detection Technology
Project Period
2020 - 2021

The Challenge

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.

The Solution

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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