The BRANDT™ AFRS™ fluid recovery system by WellSite Services’ FluidControl group features a patent-pending design that processes drilled cuttings coming off the shaker from the wellbore, providing effective and efficient secondary fluid recovery.
The AFRS system has two main purposes. First, the system recovers excess fluid that has generally been lost to disposal. The fluid can be processed and re-introduced into the mud system to reduce drilling costs. Second, the systems can significantly lower the amount of drilling fluid retained on the cuttings, making them stackable and reducing disposal costs—drier cuttings reduce (or eliminate) the amount of mix-off material required.
Overall, the AFRS system has been able to reduce fluid on cuttings to as low as 5%. Instead, fluid (effluent) is re-introduced into the active mud system. When drilling an 8.7-in (22-mm) hole, field data has shown that the AFRS system can recover up to .04 barrels (bbls) per foot.
- Secondary recovery without increasing low-gravity solids
- Highly effective in reducing fluid on cuttings to as low as 5%, with performance data showing the AFRS system can recover up to .04 barrels (bbls) per foot when drilling an 8.7-in (22-mm) hole
- Significantly reduces volume of mix-off material required to stabilize cuttings by 89 to 100%
- Reduces trucking and disposal costs
- Reduces base fluid dilution
- Decreases overall tonnage to landfill
- Full automated design
- Reduces environmental footprint