Bluefin/Barracuda - Drilling Fluid Temperature Control System

DFE “Bluefin” has been designed to provide a safe and efficient process for cooling drilling fluids on high pressure/high temperature well sites where oil based fluids are used.The Bluefin’s high efficiency heat exchanger, lowers operating costs and reduces the operational risk, by focusing on efficient mud heat transfer.The Bluefin offers an economical design in dimension and weight, with ease of sight operation and servicing in mind.


  • Lowering of flash point for site safety when using oil based fluids
  • Greater accuracy with “downhole” measurement when using MWD devices
  • MWD and logging tools can go to a greater depth and with increased endurance due to reduced thermal stresses
  • Reduced usage of additives and increased life of elastomers


The “Bluefin” features:

  • Units can operate in parallel or series to suit drilling mud circulation rates and temperature drop requirements
  • Condition monitoring by pressure gauges and mechanical thermometers of all flow streams
  • Rugged skid mount and frame, certified for offshore lift (SGS Gp - Societe Generale de Surveillance)
  • A Titanium heat exchanger to resist corrosion.
  • Barracuda option heat exchanger made from 316 Stainless Steel as a cost effective option.
  • Simple site operation and easy on-site installation through quick release hose connection
  • All fabrication is to ASME and API standards
  • Compact design allows for ease of transport by truck or by container and minimises required deck space for installation

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