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Title:
DRILLING MUD COOLING SYSTEM
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2015/175496
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A system (300) includes a drilling mud cooling apparatus (340) that is adapted to receive a flow of a mixture of drilling materials (390h) from a drilled wellbore (301) during a drilling operation, and to cool the mixture (390h) from a first temperature to a second temperature, wherein the cooled mixture of drilling materials (390c) includes cooled drilling mud (310c) and drill cuttings (307). The disclosed system (300) further includes a shale shaker apparatus (306) that is adapted to receive a flow of the cooled mixture of drilling materials (390c) from the drilling mud cooling apparatus (340) and to separate at least a portion of the drill cuttings (307) from the cooled drilling mud (310c).

Inventors:
THIESSEN, Jay John (2311-113 A Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6J 4Y1, 4Y1, CA)
Application Number:
US2015/030317
Publication Date:
November 19, 2015
Filing Date:
May 12, 2015
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO, L.P. (7909 Parkwood Circle Drive, Houston, Texas, 77036, US)
International Classes:
E21B36/00; E21B21/01; F28D5/02
Foreign References:
US4215753A1980-08-05
US6779606B12004-08-24
US20120297801A12012-11-29
US3713499A1973-01-30
US5107874A1992-04-28
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
PFEIFER, Jeffrey A. et al. (Amerson Law Firm, PLLC2500 Fondren Rd., Suite 22, Houston Texas, 77063, US)
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