**Course Rescheduled TBA** Continuing Education - Accelerated Learning Tutorial - Solids Control for Engineers

This course is designed as an Engineering Level course to build upon previously gained knowledge of solids control equipment and its application. It focuses on oilfield solids control equipment, theory and application; from an operational, processing sequence, and economic application perspective. The course is designed for drilling supervisors, drilling engineers, rig managers, technical support personnel and senior service personnel associated with operators, drilling contractors and service companies providing solids control solutions.

It specifically provides theory and guidance in achieving maximum efficiency and an understanding of the design and application of each type of solids control equipment. This understanding will provide the student with the knowledge to design and evaluate solids control systems for various types of drilling fluids. During this course individuals will receive instruction on operation and evaluation for the following equipment: shale shakers, hydrocyclones, centrifuges, degassers and pumps.


Schedule for the Day:


  • Quick Quiz

 9:15-10:15-Understanding Drilled Solids

  • Solids Classification and Particle Size
  • Formations & Cuttings Examination
  • Detrimental Effects of Drilled Solids


10:30 – 11:00-Cuttings Transport & Distribution

  • Cutting Carrying Index
  • Hydraulic Flow Patterns & Drilling Fluid
  • Flow Distribution Systems (Flo-Diver vs Manifolds)

 11:15 - 12:00-Solids Control Equipment Design & Application

  • Shale Shakers
  • Shaker Screen Technology
  • Equipment Optimization & Troubleshooting


  1:00 – 2:00-Solids Control Equipment Design & Application

  • Degasser
  • Hydrocyclones
  • Centrifuge
  • Equipment Optimization & Troubleshooting


 2:15 – 4:00-Drilled Solids Calculations

  • Hole Volume
  • Solids Effect – Density
  • Dilution Economics
  • Removal Efficiency using API RP 13C System Performance
  • Analyzing a Mud Report
  • Dilution Analysis
  • Recent Examples / Case Study
  • Interactive review, Q & A, Reference Material


Optional-Shaker Sample Collection and Evaluation

  • Timed Discard Test
  • Wet Sieve Analysis
  • Retort Procedure

Location: Newpark Technology Center
21920 Merchants Way
Katy , TX 77449

Date: Nov. 13, 2019, midnight - Nov. 13, 2019, 11:59 p.m.