Cubility formalizes its Strategic Partnership with iHydroChile Spa to Advance Sustainability in the Chilean Mining Sector

Cubility introduces the PureCube® to the mining industry, a solution designed to revolutionize resource recovery and waste management.

Cubility, leader in innovative separation technologies, is pleased to announce that after 2 years of continuous collaboration and market analysis, we have formalized a strategic partnership with iHydroChile Spa. This collaboration positions iHydroChile Spa as the official distributor of Cubility’s cutting-edge solutions in the Chilean mining sector, marking a significant step towards sustainable mining practices.

Norwegian-based Cubility has distinguished itself in the oil and gas industry by offering advanced equipment for efficient solids separation. Expanding its reach, Cubility introduces the PureCube® to the mining industry, a solution designed to revolutionize resource recovery and waste management.

iHydroChile Spa, with its six-year track record in the mining sector, aligns perfectly with Cubility’s mission. Together, they aim to implement transformative and sustainable technologies, emphasizing water recovery and environmental preservation.

The PureCube® system embodies innovation with its unique separation process, promising significant efficiency gains in water recovery and waste reduction. This partnership is poised to deliver unparalleled quality and service, reinforcing both companies’ commitment to sustainability in the Chilean mining industry.

“We are confident that our reinforced partnership with Cubility will provide our customers with outstanding quality and service, thereby improving water recovery, facilitating dry stackings, and offering other advantages derived from their mining tailings,” stated Felipe Venegas, General Manager of iHydroChile Spa.

For more information about iHydroChile Spa and the transformative PureCube technology, please visit iHydroChile at https://www.ihydrochile.com/ and Cubility at https://cubility.com/.

Media Contact:

iHydroChile Spa: Milenko Goic´ Bordoli, Commerial Manager, mgoic@ihydrochile.com +56 9 8419 7405

Cubility: Henrik J Steffens, Business Development Engineer, hjs@cubility.com +47 48 29 00 92

MudCube users experience improved Liquid Recovery in Solids Control

Comparison MudCube with traditional shaker, showing that the MudCube is much more efficient.

Our customers around the world are happily discussing the advantages of using the MudCube as an attractive and smart alternative to traditional shale shakers for solids control in drilling operations. The MudCube-experience is based on the foundation of a more efficient option that offers better performance in terms of fluid loss on drilled cuttings, reduced waste volume, and improved environmental impact.

The traditional method of solids control involves shale shakers, mud cleaners, and decanter centrifuges gives way for the MudCube as a more efficient alternative.

The MudCube was initially seen as costly equipment, but the introduction of the second-generation MudCube in 2018 made its cost comparable to modern shale shakers while offering even better efficiency.

New customers such as Polyar SA, a leader in solids control equipment in Argentina, conducted a field trial with the MudCube. They deployed MudCubes on several wells to compare their performance with traditional shale shakers.

The trial compared the MudCube’s performance against traditional shale shakers in terms of fluid loss on drilled cuttings. The MudCube consistently showed significant improvements, reducing lost mud on cuttings by approximately 64% compared to primary shakers and around 48% compared to drying shakers.

The benefits of using MudCubes include reduced drilling fluid and additive consumption, decreased waste volume, and lower transportation of waste and drilling fluid. These savings lead to considerable cost reductions and environmental improvements.

The MudCube employs a rotating filterbelt with low-G micro-vibrations and vacuum/air-flow to separate drilling fluids from cuttings. This gentle separation process maintains the integrity and size of the cuttings, resulting in lower fluid losses compared to traditional shale shakers that use high-G vibrations.

The improved filtration process of the MudCube also contributes to a reduced environmental footprint of drilling operations. The results observed in Argentina are consistent with other MudCube operations globally, indicating the broader applicability of the technology.

Overall, the passage emphasizes that the MudCube offers significant advantages in terms of solids control, efficiency, cost savings, and environmental impact compared to traditional shale shakers.