mud tanks are important rig components that are used for storing mud for oil and gas drilling operation. We will discuss about mud tanks miscellaneous components .
Is mixture of water and chemicals used as drilling fluid to drill the well mainly for removing
drilled Cutting and to overcome formation pressure.
It is located on down stream of shale shaker on mud tankand is used to remove any entrap gas in mud while controlling gas kick
Are used to agitate mud to prevent settling down of solids from mud.
Used to mix mud chemicals in mud tanks.
Used to shear/mix mud in the mud tank it is usually installed near to Corner of mixing tank. It enhance agitation of mud, Where agitation by agitator is limited, as agitator is installed in the middle of tank.It can be used to transfer mud between the mud tanks.
Solid control Equipment
Mud tanks also have rig components for solid control like shale shaker, desander, desilter and centrifuge.
It is used to measure mud weight in pcf or ppg.
Mud cup and mud funnel
Mud cup is used to collect mud sample.
Mud funnel is used to measure mud viscosity
Is 50 to 60 bbl tank used to monitor well while RIH and POOH,
Is mud tank from where mud is sucked and pump to well and is same tank where return come back.
Is mud tank where extra mud is prepared and stored and can be transferred to active tank when needed.
Store water for mixing muds, cement slurry or for draw work brake cooling purpose
Store diesel for mixing oil base mud, OBM is used to drill reactive shale