Tags
Exploration, Drilling & Production
Oilfield Equipment

Clean drilling equipment instantly

Sioux Corporation introduces its Drill Pipe Enviro-Cleaner (DPEC). This system uses steam to clean drill pipe, cables, and downhole tools instantly and effectively. Users will avoid costly fines because the mud and oil removed from the drill pipe falls back into the well, preventing contamination of the soil. The DPEC will save time, labour and expense to transport pipe to other locations for cleaning; the drill pipe can be inspected on site because all contaminants will have been removed.


The DPEC also offers safety benefits by eliminating handling pipe that is covered in mud and oil reducing potential lost time injuries.
Sioux’s patent-pending drill pipe cleaning process consists of a steam cleaner and a steam collar with multiple nozzles that mounts on the wellhead. The DPEC system provides hot pressurized water to the collar, which is mounted in-line between the blow-out preventer and the rotary table. The unit produces 320 degrees F (160 degrees C) pressurized water at 250 PSI (17.2 BAR) prior to exiting the collar nozzles.


At the collar nozzles, the water flashes to steam for exceptional cleaning power. As the drill pipe is removed from the well, it passes through the collar, where it is instantly cleaned.


Depending on location of the collar, all contaminants either fall back into the well or are recovered by the flow line and returned to the mud tank.

Company Info

  • Sioux Corporation

    One Sioux Plaza
    Beresford , SD
    US

    The preferred manufacturer of application-specific pressure washers and steam cleaners for the oil industry in over 70 countries for the most severe conditions. Units are third party certified to UL & CSA safety standards with a rugged, conservative design. Explosion-proof models are available for hazardous classified environments. Sioux specializes in custom engineering capabilities for challenging applications. Sioux also offers steam generators and fluid heaters for thawing wellheads, pipes, and valves.  Made in the USA. Reliability since 1939!

    Read more

Related News

Tags
Exploration, Drilling & Production

Atlas Copco’s compact SMB7-44 Hurricane booster featured at Offshore Technology Conference

Atlas Copco’s SMB7-44 Hurricane booster gives seismic exploration crews powerful air pressure while minimizing space consumption. The 13-by-7-foot booster generates as much as 2,500 psi to power air guns for gathering seismic data needed to locate oil and gas basins under the seabed.

The booster’s six-cylinder, Caterpillar C7 Tier 3 engine operates at 1,800 rpm to generate a discharge pressure of as much as 2,500 psi. Its high-power performance continues through humid conditions and temperatures as high as 125 degrees because of the booster’s dependable pre-cooler and intercoolers with scrubber tank.

Read More

Tags
Oilfield Equipment

M-I SWACO Releases New Fluid and Cuttings Separator

M-I SWACO, a Schlumberger company, has announced the release of the SCREEN PULSE fluid and cuttings separator. Easily installed onto new or existing shale shakers, the fully pneumatic system delivers drilling fluid recovery of up to 30 bbl per day and an average drill cuttings waste reduction of 20%.

“Whether drilling on land, in shallow waters or in deepwater, our customers are always seeking ways to optimize the efficiency of their solids control process and thereby lower their total cost of drilling,” said Guy Arrington, president, M-I SWACO. “Combined with our shaker technology and lightweight composite screens, the new SCREEN PULSE separator maximizes drilling fluid recovery and generates drier cuttings. This reduces waste handling and disposal and overall drilling costs.”

Read More

Tags
Exploration, Drilling & Production

Baker Hughes Introduces Wireline Service to Deliver Precise Pressure Data

Baker Hughes has announced the commercial release of its FTeX advanced formation pressure testing service, which uses downhole automation and real-time control of an intelligent packer and pump configuration to deliver critical formation data— including pressure profiles, fluid contact and mobility information—reliably, accurately and efficiently. The data offers an earlier and better understanding of the reserves in place so operators can quickly identify the production potential of a well.

Leveraging adaptive software, the FTeX service automates the operation sequence downhole to optimize tool controls and test parameters with minimal input from surface personnel—reducing data inconsistencies and inaccuracies that often result from manual testing. The service adapts to the formation response encountered during the initial drawdown to define the optimal parameters for subsequent drawdowns, in real time, leading to increased data accuracy and efficiency.

Read More

Tags
Exploration, Drilling & Production

Cummins Announces Production of PowerCommand 3300 Controller for Oil and Gas Drilling Applications

Cummins PowerCommand 3300 Controller
Cummins PowerCommand 3300 Controller

Cummins Inc., has announced the production of the PowerCommand (PCC) 3300 Controller for drilling operations, offering greater drilling power module (DPM) efficiency. The PCC 3300 monitors, meters and serves as a control system for Cummins Drilling Power Modules, designed to maximize both engine efficiency and rig uptime through automated engine load management and enhanced system integration. Built and tested to perform in the harshest oil and gas drilling applications, Cummins PCC 3300 is the perfect tool for enabling smarter, more efficient rig operation and control under a single, integrated system.

Cummins PCC 3300 communicates with Cummins DPMs and Kato or AVK alternators to form a truly integrated drilling power system. The system maximizes efficiency by allowing each engine and alternator to continuously communicate with each other, providing faster response time and greater load acceptance. The controller then uses that communication to automatically manage and distribute engine loads, activating and deactivating drilling power modules, automatically synchronizing and paralleling them and putting them on the bus as needed. Those real-time adjustments enable each drilling power module to deliver more power, faster.

Read More

Join our mailing list

Latest headlines
delivered to you weekly

Oil & Gas Product News
Tags
Exploration, Drilling & Production

Expanded heat transfer capabilities

Chromalox has developed expanded capabilities for two electric heat transfer product lines: the MOS (oil) and MWS (water and water/glycol) systems. Standard MOS units are now available in designs up to 500 kW, an increase of 350 kW. Standard MWS designs up to 600 kW are also available, an increase of 450 kW.

These systems are now built with the newest 4080 advanced temperature and process controller as a standard feature. This controller offers profiling and data-logging options as well as a graphic/text LCD display. It’s designed to improve the efficiency of operation by users, who can take advantage of integrated features designed to reduce startup time, simplify operation, and minimize downtime.

Read More

Tags
Exploration, Drilling & Production

Industrial and pipeline inspection and monitoring

RTD Plant Master is a permanently installed monitoring system, based on ultrasound, which provides continuous wall thickness measurements of critical and hard to access components within refineries and offshore facilities.

Employing high temperature piezoceramics, sensors are applied to ultrathin foils resulting in flexible ultrasonic transducers which can be permanently dry-coupled directly to the surface of a component. These transducers are then used for single point pulse-echo measurements of the component’s wall thickness.

Read More

Tags
Exploration, Drilling & Production

Research aids in development of new testing methods for directional drilling

Consider two professionals controlling precision equipment. One is guiding a tiny piece of remote surgical equipment carefully through a human body to conduct a life-saving procedure. The other is selecting the best path for a drill head to move in opening up a hydrocarbon-bearing formation for the best possible return.

At first glance, it doesn’t seem like there would be much in common between the two – but the techniques used by one of these professionals may, in the near future, have an impact on the equipment used by the other.

Read More

Tags
Exploration, Drilling & Production

Conductor cementing support saves time

It has become increasingly common for operators to install a jacket and batch set the platform conductors so that the topsides can be installed at a later date. The operator brings a rig over the jacket and uses it to run a conductor and then to hold the conductor in place while the cement cures: a process that typically takes 12 to 18 hours.

The Claxton conductor cementing support system (CCSS) secures the conductor with a hydraulic jack-and-clamp mechanism that holds the weight of the conductor while the cement cures. This means that the rig no longer has to hold each conductor, and can therefore move to the next slot and begin running another conductor.

Read More

Tags
Exploration, Drilling & Production

Fully dissolvable plugand- perf system

The Infinity dissolvable plug-and-perf system uses fully degradable fracture balls and fully degradable seats instead of plugs to isolate zones during well stimulation.

“Operators are continuously looking to streamline plug-and-perf operations without compromising productivity,” said Olivier Le Peuch, president, completions, Schlumberger. “With the new Infinity system, the ball and the seat assemblies both fully dissolve on contact with common completion fluids. As a result, the well is left with fullbore access and enables customers to bring production online faster, more efficiently and more cost effectively.”

Read More