Cubility secures Chinese contract for 24 MudCubes

Source: press release, 2 June 2021

The MudCube primary solids control technology is using light vibration with high air flow through a rotating filterbelt to separate all types of drilling fluids from drilled solids
The MudCube primary solids control technology is using light vibration with high air flow through a rotating filterbelt to separate all types of drilling fluids from drilled solids (photo: Cubility)

Cubility AS, a leading provider of solids control solutions, has secured a contract for the delivery of 24 MudCube solid control systems to Baoji Oilfield Machinery Co., Ltd. (BOMCO) in China. BOMCO is a leading research & development manufacturing enterprise fully owned by China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC).

Delivery will take place during the second quarter of 2021 and marks the second largest delivery of MudCubes to BOMCO, following an earlier shipment of 10 MudCubes in 2020. The units provided from Cubility will be deployed for onshore operation with Sinopec and CNPC, two of China’s largest oilfield operators.

“Across the world, Cubility customers are seeing improved and more sustainable workforce and business practices in solids control through significant cost savings and a minimising of exposure to waste and negative environmental impacts. We are delighted that BOMCO will be enjoying these benefits,” says Kai Preben Sæveland, CEO of Cubility.

His words are backed up by VP of Sales at Cubility, Arne Thomas Haaland: “That we are see continued interest from Chinese companies is testament to the MudCubes’ strong performance, reliability, and growing market relevance as we now go over 200 MudCube sales across the globe. This international growth will underpin our ability to innovate further into new service areas and applications.”

Launched by Cubility in 2012, the MudCube is the first fully enclosed, lightweight solid control system for all types of drilling fluids. It replaces the traditional shale shaker, but only uses one tenth of the G-forces and avoids generating fines in the filtration process. The MudCube primary solids control technology is using light vibration with high air flow through a rotating filterbelt to separate all types of drilling fluids from drilled solids.

Originally focused on the offshore oil and gas industry, the MudCube is now predominantly installed in onshore drilling operations. The solution is also gaining traction in applications outside the oil and gas industry, such as dewatering and waste management.