Monday, September 26, 2022

Slimdril Serving The Drill Industry For Over 20 Years

The introduction of MuDD-Dry into the industry that solidifies liquid waste has helped drilling contractors to dispose of bentonites and liquid wastes more effectively and cost effectively.

SlimDril started supplying services and equipment to HDD contractors worldwide in 1998. Since 2018 SlimDril has seen some significant changes with new owners, new premises, new products, new delivery vehicles and a newly appointed and customer focused team.

The company’s new 900 m2 warehouse and 1,200 m2 yard in Lowestoft, UK, with daily transport links to Aberdeen to service the oilfield sector, SlimDril is well positioned to service HDD contractors and trenchless installations worldwide.

The introduction of MuDD-Dry into the industry that solidifies liquid waste has helped drilling contractors to dispose of bentonites and liquid wastes more effectively and cost effectively. MuDD-Dry is a natural super absorbent polymer that absorbs up to 350 times its own volume. Therefore 1% by weight is required to treat pure water. So, a 25 kg sack will solidify 2.5 m3, however with drilling waste there are generally large amounts of solid in the Bentonite so as little as 0.25% of MuDD-Dry has been required. So, a 25 kg bag has treated up to 10 m3. This puts the trenchless contractor in control of its own waste management and reduces the requirement for tankers and downtime waiting for external contractors to come in. The product is safe and even has the endorsement of the Environment Agency.

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In order to gain the best from MuDD-Dry, SlimDril has developed and built a mixing bucket that fits to an excavator with an internal auger to provide the most versatile mixing.

Recently, SlimDril started an inspection side to the company where it offers the service of crack testing and inspecting drill rods and down-hole tools to ensure they are up to standard. This practice is commonplace in the oil and gas vertical drilling industry and tooling failures are costly and create a lot of downtime. Drill pipe and downhole tooling do wear and are subjected to radial and torsional stresses down hole, so it is regarded as necessary by the API standards to regularly inspect drill pipe and down hole connections to prevent failures. SlimDril can come to site and do inspections or tools can be sent to the company, which also offers a repair service and reworks for threads that fail inspection. All tools inspected are certified and documented to API standards by the company’s inhouse ASNT qualified inspectors, with over 30 years of experience.

SlimDril assists all drilling contractors with machines from 10t to 450t capacity with Mud motors, wireline guidance services, rock reamers, fly cutters, barrel reamers, centralisers, weeper subs, crossovers, drill pipe, non-magnetics, swivels, towing heads, pipe wrenches, chain tongs and drill pipe, basically all that is needed is for the contractor is to supply the rig!

In order to keep up with the demands of HDD and trenchless contractors, SlimDril operates a fleet of its own state of the art Euro 6 compliant delivery vehicles and have extensive contacts for worldwide shipping and customs clearance.

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