These tests are used to determine the shaker mesh size required to provide protection against screen impairment and quantify the mud plugging index (MPI) to be used on the rig to control mud quality prior to running the screen in the hole.
Parameters affecting shaker Screen Impairment
AP200 desilters are capable of processing up to 240 stere per minute and can get do to cut point of approximately 35 microns. This equipment is designed to remove the sand and silt sized particles before they have a chance to break down even smaller.
The process of drilling oil and gas wells uses a rotary drill bit that is lubricated by drilling fluids or muds. Drilling mud is used to control subsurface pressures, lubricate the drill bit, stabilize the well bore, and carry the cuttings to the surface, among other functions.