Looking at a back yard extension for land / pad drilling. This will push the angle of our return line from the bell nipple to the shakers out to a greater distance/require rig mods. A 70m flowline distance with an angle of 3deg is one solution but I am concerned about flow line blockage and mitigation's. I presume this is a common problem in the US land pad drilling world as well as other areas where large pads are used and long rig skids are required.
I have used mud return pump back solutions in an offshore context but never on a land rig, are there commonly implemented solutions with trash pumps ?
Are the lines used commonly closed lines or an open chute / access for cleaning troubleshooting / aeration / velocity, booster or gun lines along the length of the flow line ?
A scalping /gumbo shaker prior to pump back to remove bulk solids / debris ?
Types rating of pumps ?
Feedback case history / solutions appreciated.