Cubility brings solids control technology to North American resource plays

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Norway-based Cubility AS has established exclusive distribution partnerships with Calgary-based New Tech Solids Inc. and Houston-based Stage 3 Separation that will see its MudCube technology extended to major resource plays across the continent.

Cubility, a provider of solids control solutions that improve drilling efficiency, solids control and HSE around the drilling process, describes its MudCube solution as the industry’s first compact, vacuum based solids control system.

MudCubes have been installed on North Sea, Middle East, Far East, South American and North American drilling sites both offshore and onshore. In 2016, Cubility partnered with EQT Corporation to prove the technology in U.S. onshore operations.

The MudCube has already been successfully deployed for Murphy Oil and Shell in Canada and multiple operators in both the Permian and Eagle Ford, the company said.

The distribution deals will see a substantial fleet of MudCubes entering the North American land drilling market over the next few years in response to increased demand for improved drilling efficiencies, reduced waste and lower costs, said Cubility.

“As North American onshore plays continue to ramp up operations, the MudCube will perform a vital role in keeping costs down through drilling and mud efficiencies, and the cost effective disposal of waste. In the case of onshore drilling pads, implementing our technology can have an impact on cost budgets almost immediately,” Even Gjesdal, chief executive officer of Cubility, said in a statement.

Fred Lausen, Stage 3 Separation chief executive officer, continued: “This partnership with Cubility reaffirms Stage 3 Separation’s commitment to providing the very best solutions to our customer base. We look forward to working with Cubility and US operators to provide optimal wellsite performance and ever greater value and levels of sophistication to the filtration and solids control marketplace.”

“With ever increasing environmental regulations, how operators handle their waste generated to meet these regulatory obligations and reduce costs will be essential to future profitability. That’s why we believe the MudCube is such a ‘game changer’ – providing a cost effective but efficient means of managing and disposing drilling waste,” added Brad Banister, president of New Tech Solids.