Drill Cool's FX Seawater Geo Cooler is the most trusted mud cooler for the offshore drilling industry

Drill Cool's FX Seawater Geo‑Cooler™

The most trusted mud cooler for the offshore drilling industry

The FX Seawater Geo‑Cooler™ has been successfully deployed on the hottest ultra-hpht wells of the world. With more than 10 years of proven experience with thousands of operational hours without a single npt incident – this seawater mud cooler continues to differentiate itself from other mud coolers.

Designed for economical, trouble free operation, efficient temperature control of drilling fluids, and superior solids handing – the FX Seawater Geo‑Cooler™ is ideally suited for your offshore needs.

This extraordinary mud cooler incorporates a proprietary, fully welded and sealed, closed circuit heat exchanger that is designed to minimize the plugging and fouling that plagues a conventional plate and frame (PHE) mud cooler. This is accomplished while nearly eliminating the risk of drilling fluid & seawater contamination and maximizing thermal performance.

Drill Cool's FX Seawater Geo-Cooler mud cooler works on offshore rigs Offshore

FX Seawater Geo‑Cooler™ Features

  • Compatible with all types of weighted drilling fluid (28+ppg)
  • Excellent exchanger efficiencies over the widest temperature range
  • Ultra wide gap exchanger design compatible with high solid content drilling fluid passage of solids up to 20mm
  • Proprietary exchanger design provide for months of maintenance free operation – even without a dedicated operator
  • Ships in a 20′ iso container
  • Advanced process monitoring available on all operating conditions including temperature, pressure, flow and heat transfer rate.
FX Seawater Geo-Cooler™ - Installation Area - Length, width and height

INSTALLATION AREA

12′ x 7′8″3.7m x 2.3m

FX Seawater Geo-Cooler™ - Operating Pressure Drop

Mud Flow

1200 gpm (4542 lpm)

FX Seawater Geo-Cooler™ - Seawater Flow

Seawater Flow

1400 gpm (5300 lpm)

FX Seawater Geo-Cooler™ - Weight

Shipping Weight

30,000LBS (13,607kg)

FX Seawater Geo-Cooler™ - Max Operating Temperature

Max FLuid Temp.

220°F (104°C)

FX Seawater Geo-Cooler™ - Electrical

Electrical

460 VAC/60Hz 100 AMPS

Seawater Parameters

  • Seawater Nominal Flow Rate: 1000 gpm (3785 lpm)
  • Seawater Maximum Flow Rate: 1400 gpm (5300 lpm)
  • Seawater Nominal Operating Pressure: 50 psi (3.4 bar)
  • Seawater Maximum Operating Pressure: 100 psi (6.9 bar)
  • Seawater Operating Pressure Drop: 35 psi (2.4 bar)
  • Seawater Inlet / Outlet Connection: 6″ Grooved (Victaulic Style)

Drilling Fluid Parameters

  • Drilling Fluid Nominal Flow Rate: 1000 gpm (3785 lpm)
  • Drilling Fluid Maximum Flow Rate: 1200 gpm (4542 lpm)
  • Drilling Fluid Operating Pressure: 50 psi (3.4 bar)
  • Drilling Fluid Maximum Pressure: 100 psi (6.9 bar)
  • Drilling Fluid Inlet / Outlet Connection: 6″ Grooved (Victaulic Style)
  • Drilling Fluid Types: WBM, OBM & Synthetic OBM
  • Max Drilling Fluid Properties: 18 ppg, PV-50 cP, YP-30 lb/100 ft

Dimensions

  • Length: 12′-0″ (3.66 m)
  • Width: 7′-8″ (2.34 m)
  • Height: 7′-4″ (2.24 m)

Performance Data

  • Maximum Operating Temperature: 220F (104C)
  • Drilling Fluid Temperature Reduction* (per pass): 30F (17C)
  • Nominal Cooling Capacity: 7.0 MBTU/hr (2.0 MW)

*The temperature reduction is based on nominal mud & seawater inlet conditions. This value describes the fluid temperature reduction through the heat exchanger and not a total temperature reduction of the mud system. Any change in these nominal values will affect the performance of the unit.

Electrical

  • Power: 120 VAC, 60 hz (Cooler Controls)
  • Current: 15 amps

Weights

  • Shipping Weight*: 30,000 lb (13,607 kg)
  • Operating Weight**: 38,000 lb (17,237 kg)

*Shipping weight is dry. Weight includes piping & mud pump.

**Operating weight assumes 18ppg drilling fluid.

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The FX Geo‑Cooler™ utilizes a proprietary large surface area heat exchanger that is robust enough to handle raw seawater. The proprietary design is also superior in handling high viscosity drilling fluids, with solids up to ¾” (19mm). The FX Geo‑Cooler™ boasts a small footprint and is packaged in a robust galvanized steel frame. The FX Geo‑Cooler™ can be used in short & long-term wells and does not require an onsite operator. The FX Geo‑Cooler™ is DNV 2.7-1 certified and can be shipped anywhere in the world.

Optional Features
  • Remote System Monitoring on local LAN via Web Browser
  • Audible & Visual System Alarming
  • Electrical System Purge for Class 1 Div 2 Operations
  • Full Drilling Fluid Temperature PID Control off Drilling Fluid Inlet Temperature
FX Seawater Geo-Cooler™ mud cooler Case Studies
FX Geo‑Cooler™ Case Studies

For Drill Cool Systems, engineering is the thriving core of the company — it is what allows for safe & efficient drilling, with little to no Non Productive Time. There is no one this impacts more than our clients. Our HPHT Well Temperature Control™ Solutions have performed successfullly time and time again. To view associated risks, solutions and results of the Geo‑Cooler™ in action, view our Case Studies.

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Drill Cool's PX Seawater Geo-Cooler mud cooler

Drill Cool's
PX Seawater
Geo‑Cooler™

A proven standard in the mud cooler industry

The PX Seawater Geo‑Cooler™ is the ideal combination of plate and frame (phe) mud cooler modularity and heat transfer efficiency. Just because your deck space is limited, doesn’t mean your mud cooler options are!

Designed for the economical and efficient temperature control of drilling fluids, the PX Seawater Geo‑Cooler™ is a popular choice for space constrained offshore installations. This mud cooler is built on a foundation of proven titanium plate heat exchangers that are ASME certified. The modularity of the PHE mud cooler provides for the expansion of additional exchanger modules that align with your project specific cooling needs.

Drill Cool's PX Seawater Geo-Cooler mud cooler works on offshore Offshore

PX Geo‑Cooler™ - Features

  • Compatible with all types of weighted drilling fluid (18+ppg)
  • Compact modular skid design provides flexibility in tight installation areas
  • Wide gap exchanger design compatible with moderate solid content drilling fluid (passage of solids up to 7mm)
  • Enhanced turbulence and pre-filtering provide for extended operational periods (a dedicated operator is recommended)
  • Advanced process monitoring system available on all operating conditions including temperature, pressure, flow and heat transfer rate.
PX Seawater Geo-Cooler™ - Length, width and height

Footprint

28′6″ x 8′8″
(8.8 m x 2.6 m)

PX Seawater Geo-Cooler™ - Mud Flow

Mud Flow

1200 gpm (4500 lpm)

PX Seawater Geo-Cooler™ - Seawater Flow

Seawater Flow

1200 gpm (4500 lpm)

PX Seawater Geo-Cooler™ - Weight

Shipping Weight

21,385lbs / 9,700 kg

PX Seawater Geo-Cooler™ - Max Operating Temperature

Max FLuid Temp.

230°F (110°C)

PX Seawater Geo-Cooler™ - Electrical

Electrical

100-127 VAC
50/60Hz-7 AMPS

Seawater Parameters

  • Seawater Nominal Flow Rate: 1000 gpm (3785 lpm)
  • Seawater Maximum Flow Rate: 1400 gpm (5300 lpm)
  • Seawater Nominal Operating Pressure: 50 psi (3.4 bar)
  • Seawater Maximum Operating Pressure: 100 psi (6.9 bar)
  • Seawater Operating Pressure Drop: 35 psi (2.4 bar)
  • Seawater Inlet / Outlet Connection: 6″ Grooved (Victaulic Style)

Drilling Fluid Parameters

  • Drilling Fluid Nominal Flow Rate: 1000 gpm (3785 lpm)
  • Drilling Fluid Maximum Flow Rate: 1200 gpm (4542 lpm)
  • Drilling Fluid Operating Pressure: 50 psi (3.4 bar)
  • Drilling Fluid Maximum Pressure: 100 psi (6.9 bar)
  • Drilling Fluid Inlet / Outlet Connection: 6″ Grooved (Victaulic Style)
  • Drilling Fluid Types: WBM, OBM & Synthetic OBM
  • Max Drilling Fluid Properties: 18 ppg, PV-50 cP, YP-30 lb/100 ft

Dimensions

  • Length: 12′-0″ (3.66 m)
  • Width: 7′-8″ (2.34 m)
  • Height: 7′-4″ (2.24 m)

Performance Data

  • Maximum Operating Temperature: 220F (104C)
  • Drilling Fluid Temperature Reduction* (per pass): 30F (17C)
  • Nominal Cooling Capacity: 7.0 MBTU/hr (2.0 MW)

*The temperature reduction is based on nominal mud & seawater inlet conditions. This value describes the fluid temperature reduction through the heat exchanger and not a total temperature reduction of the mud system. Any change in these nominal values will affect the performance of the unit.

Electrical

  • Power: 120 VAC, 60 hz (Cooler Controls)
  • Current: 15 amps

Weights

  • Shipping Weight*: 30,000 lb (13,607 kg)
  • Operating Weight**: 38,000 lb (17,237 kg)

*Shipping weight is dry. Weight includes piping & mud pump.

**Operating weight assumes 18ppg drilling fluid.

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The PHE mud cooler is a unique balance between operational efficiency, simplicity, size, and costs – however the results are impressive. Designed to minimize weight and space requirements while ensuring maximum serviceability, this Seawater Geo‑Cooler™ is simple to install and operate. Its modular design also provides for the inclusion of suction strainers, back flush manifolds and additional exchanger modules that can be configured for your unique drilling environment

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Drill Cool's
Rapid Response PX Seawater Geo‑Cooler™

Shipped, Installed and running in hours

The Rapid Response PX Geo‑Cooler™ was developed by Drill Cool for emergency situation s that require immediate assistance

The Rapid Response (RR) Seawater Geo-Cooler™ is an economical and reliable drilling fluid cooler which is specifically designed for offshore use. The RR Seawater Geo-Cooler™ was specifically designed for fast delivery around the world to meet your urgent cooling needs. The cooler’s small size allows it to be transported in the cargo bay of a commercial jet, thus allowing rapid delivery across the globe. Using seawater as a cooling medium the RR Seawater Geo-Cooler™ is able to effectively reduce drilling fluid temperatures. The RR Seawater Geo-Cooler™ utilizes a proven Plate Heat Exchanger (RR) technology which provides a large heat transfer area within a compact unit. The RR Seawater Geo-Cooler boasts a small footprint and is packaged in a robust steel frame. The RR Seawater Geo-Cooler™ can be used in short & long-term wells and is recommended that an onsite operator be present.

Drill Cool's Rapid Response FX Geo-Cooler mud cooler - shipped, installed, and running in hours

Rapid Response Features

  • Rapid delivery across the globe via commercial jet to meet urgent cooling needs
  • Wide gap exchanger for improved mud flow & reliability
  • Can handle all types of drilling fluids
  • Titanium plates for ultimate corrosion resistance & reliability
  • Includes self-cleaning backflush system to reduce down-time
  • Includes engineering assistance & site location planning
Drill Cool's Rapid Response PX Seawater Geo-Cooler™ - Length, width and height

Footprint

10 ft x 4 ft
(3 m x 1.2 m)

Drill Cool's Rapid Response PX Seawater Geo-Cooler™ - Mud Flow

Mud Flow

300 gpm (1140 lpm)

Drill Cool's Rapid Response PX Seawater Geo-Cooler™ - Seawater Flow

Seawater Flow

500 gpm (1900 lpm)

Drill Cool's Rapid Response PX Seawater Geo-Cooler™ - Weight

Shipping Weight

5,300lbs / 2,400 kg

Drill Cool's Rapid Response PX Seawater Geo-Cooler™ - Max Operating Temperature

Max FLuid Temp.

150°F (65°C)

Drill Cool's Rapid Response PX Seawater Geo-Cooler™ - Electrical

Electrical

100-127 VAC
50/60Hz-7 AMPS

Seawater Parameters

  • Seawater Maximum Flow Rate: 500 gpm (1900 lpm)
  • Seawater Maximum Pressure: 100 psi (7 bar)
  • Seawater Inlet / Outlet Connection: 6″ Grooved (Victaulic Style)

Drilling Fluid Parameters

  • Drilling Fluid Maximum Flow Rate: 300 gpm (1140 lpm)
  • Drilling Fluid Maximum Pressure: 100 psi (7 bar)
  • Drilling Fluid Inlet / Outlet Connection: 6″ Grooved (Victaulic Style)
  • Drilling Fluid Types: WBM, OBM & Synthetic OBM
  • Maximum Drilling Fluid Temperature: 150°F (65°C)

Dimensions

  • Length: 10′-0″ (3.0 m)
  • Width: 4′-0″ (1.2 m)
  • Height: 6′-8″ (2.0 m)

Electrical

  • Power: 480 VAC, 3 phase, 60 hz
  • Current: 100 amps

Weights

  • Mud Cooler Module Shipping Weight*: 5300 lb (2400 kg)

*Shipping weight is dry. Weight includes piping & mud pump.

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  • Boasts the flexibility to serve customer needs on land & offshore.
  • Utilizes evaporative cooling to reduce drilling fluid temperatures.
  • Extremely mobile with only two requirements, freshwater and power.
  • Can be used in short & long-term wells and does not require an onsite operator.
  • DNV certified and can be shipped anywhere in the world.

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