Cubility AS, a provider of solids control solutions that improve efficiencies, solids control and HSE around drilling operations, has announced that it has sold a number of MudCube systems to its distribution partner Stage 3 Separation for deployment to Stage 3 Separation customers in the land drilling market.
The MudCube is the industry’s first compact solids control system that eliminates the traditional process of shaking fluid and solids, and the announcement marks one of the largest MudCube deployments in North America, meeting industry demand for improved drilling efficiencies, lower mud consumption, reduced volumes of, and cleaner, drilling waste. All together contributing further to today’s industry drive for increased efficiency throughout the well construction process to lower costs. It also provide users with HSE performance, controlling noise, vibration and vapours.
The MudCube will form a key part of the Stage 3 Separation Performance Platform, a mobile and modular stand for onshore drilling operations. Through the platform, the MudCube is installed in rigs and well pads with minimal impact on ongoing operations and delivering immediate ROI.
“What is clear from today’s breakthrough announcement is that Cubility and Stage 3 Separation have developed both a highly effective business model and a highly attractive value proposition for North American operators and drilling contractors, outperforming the competition and providing a modular and flexible solids control solution that can impact on the bottom line of the customers within days,” said Even Gjesdal, CEO of Cubility.
He continued: “With the fast-growing US land drilling market and the rise in pad drilling and multiple wells from the same location, we are delighted to be partnering with one of the industry’s leading specialized service providers in Stage 3 Separation, and ensuring that the MudCube remains a central part of the North American solids control and drilling market now and into the future.”
“With our current MudCube deployments to US land drilling operations, along with incoming orders to Cubility, Stage 3 Separation has made a clear market endorsement of the Stage 3 Separation Performance Platform and our commitment to providing the very best solutions to our customer base. We look forward to continuing to work with Cubility and bringing even more MudCubes to market, delivering drilling efficiencies and cost reductions to our customers,” said Fred Lausen of Stage 3 Separation.
The MudCube is a compact, lightweight solids control system that eliminates the traditional process of shaking fluids from the drilled solids with the associated negative HSE impact. The MudCube uses a combination of high airflow and a rotating screen filtration system to improve separation efficiency, allowing more drilling fluid to be recycled back to the mud tanks and simultaneously providing dryer cuttings and less drilling waste. This leads to improved drilling efficiencies, reduced operational costs, improved HSE working conditions.
Over the last years – both onshore and offshore – the MudCube has played a vital role in helping operators optimise the well construction process, with significant contracts around the world; The North Sea, the Middle East, Asia, South America, and North America. Customers (among others) include Equinor, Chevron, Hess, Shell, Dong Energy, Maersk Drilling and Saipem.