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The Startec Mud Chiller is essential equipment for temperature sensitive drilling locations where excess heat often spells disaster, and jeopardizes multimillion dollar well investments.
This revolutionary, patent pending invention is the most effective solution on the market for cooling drilling mud, whether the assignment is to moderate extreme temperatures or keep mud temperature at the freezing point to avoid a subsurface thaw in the far north.
The Startec Mud Chiller is an ideal solution to drilling challenges in:
The Startec Mud Chiller is a portable, high capacity ammonia refrigeration plant equipped with a glycol spiral heat exchanger. The unit has been successfully engineered to:
The impressive advantages of Startec Mud Chiller have been consistently demonstrated in field performance, including in a Mackenzie Delta drilling program in the Canadian Arctic, which was documented in an IADC/SPE Technical Paper.*
The Technical Paper compares the performance of the Startec Mud Chiller with an ambient heat exchange system and an alternate refrigerated ammonia product.
The Technical Paper reports the limitations of the ambient heat exchange system "introduced significant wellbore stability issues." The alternate refrigerated ammonia product lacked "effective heat exchange" making it difficult to obtain the appropriate mud temperature.
The Startec Mud Chiller proved to be "significantly more reliable for cooling the drilling fluid ... and could readily maintain mud temperature" in the surface, intermediate and main hole sections... The unit capacity was more than adequate for the demands from this well."
* IADC/SPE 111806 - Successful Application of Casing-While-Drilling Technology in a Canadian - Arctic Permafrost Application. Technical paper authors H. Vrielink, SPE, BP; J.S. Bradford, Chevron; L. Basarab, Tesco Corporation; C.C. Ubaru, SPE, HughesChristensen, a Baker Hughes Company
The Startec Mud Chiller is the most effective drilling fluid cooling device on the market. To utilize a Startec Mud Chiller on your next drilling project contact a Startec Oil & Gas Customer Representative at 403.295-5855 or toll free at 1-800-555-9439.