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1. (WO2017040667) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING CUTTING VOLUMES ON SHALE SHAKERS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/040667    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/049704
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Sep 01 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: E21B 21/01
E21B 47/12
Applicants: COVAR APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Inventors: TORRIONE, Peter, A.
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING CUTTING VOLUMES ON SHALE SHAKERS
Abstract:
A system for monitoring the volume of cuttings exiting a shaker table is disclosed. The system comprises a shaker table configured to be adjusted based on information compiled by a processor and at least one camera configured to monitor said shaker table. The camera may be operably connected to the processor. The processor may be configured to identify drill cuttings and estimate the volume of the cuttings exiting the shaker table using machine vision techniques.