Reuse drilling beads even more effectively with our novel bead recovery system. We serve Grande Prairie, Alberta, and BC. Our patented (CA #289117) bead recovery system is an open loop system that, compared to the competition:
Is more compact; easier to mobilize/demobilize
Has shorter rig-up times with its reduced plumbing
Is more environmentally friendly with its reduced plumbing, and spill contained pumps
Is designed for safety with its low-profile footprint
Doubles as an invert dryer
Works with any brand of bead
Replaces the existing shale bin
The process is simple and efficient. The cuttings and beads from the rig shaker are washed through a 4-mesh screen into our recovery tank. The mud is circulated and pumped through 2 quick adjusting hydro clones where the shale is separated and discharged out and over 3, 150-200 mesh screens into our shale bin. The clean beads and fluid is then pumped through a 2” hose back to the rig suction tank.
The applications for our bead recovery include:
Areas you are encountering torque and drag
Excessive casing wear
Lack of weight at the BHA
Potential for differential sticking
Without a recovery unit, the majority of the beads will be removed after a circulation over the rig shakers. Using Novel Bead Recovery System, the cuttings and beads from the rig shaker are transported over our shaker where large material and waste is separated from smaller shale, beads and drilling fluid. The drilling fluid, shale, and beads are then circulated through 2 quick adjusting hydro cyclones where more shale is separated and discharged out and over 3, 150-200 mesh screens into our shale bin. The clean beads and fluid are then pumped through a 2” hose back to the rig suction tank.
Achieving effective concentration of beads down-hole, usually 2-6 lb./bbl. depending on issues, can be done quickly and maintained easily by using XLT Energy Rentals’ bead recovery system. By adding and maintaining drilling beads this will allow the pipe to move with less friction & reduce wear on collars, therefore improving ROP and increasing your weight at the bit.
The advantages of our novel bead recovery system include:
Cost for mob and demob is cut in half
Environmental impact reduced with plumbing and spill containment pumps
Replaces existing shale bin (has one included)
Meets strict industry guidelines for safety
Low profile footprint
Doubles as an invert dryer
Works with all drilling beads
Minimal personnel requirement
Quick screen changes
Choosing Drilling Beads
Depending on drilling issues, choosing the right beads is of utmost importance. We have had success and a good working relationship with a select few mud companies and their products.
Contact us today if you would like to use our bead recovery system.