Proper application and utilization of mechanical solids control equipment enables the driller to maintain the desired drilling fluid properties which in turn makes it possible for the drilling operation to be carried out in an efficient and possible for the drilling operation to be carried out in an efficient and economical manner.
Sand control screens are design to retain the formation sand, they have slots that are narrower than the largest sand grains. Thus, the slots of the sand control screens are not much larger than the largest pores in the reservoir rock.
Shaker screen or you can say shale shaker screen too, is a type of mechanical screen, aim for take solids out or separate solids from drilling fluid (mud). Usually it’s made by stainless steel, polyurethane or composite frame. It’s a spare part of shale shaker and combined shaker frame by stainless screw and wedge block.
This section provides additional thoughts and considerations concerning solids-control equipment. The practical operational guidelines for equipment discussed here may not apply to all drilling applications. These guidelines (in italics) were developed as part of API RP 13C. The discussion beneath each captures some of the comments by committee members as they debated the guideline before approval.