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TWMA to provide wellsite drilling waste processing on North Sea semi

TWMA has secured a seven-figure contract with a major North Sea oil and gas operator. The award will see TWMA deploy its RotoMill technology on a harsh environment semisubmersible unit in the Central North Sea.

The RotoMill wellsite processing solution allows drilling waste to be processed at source, eliminating the need to transport drilling waste long distances for treatment or disposal.

“The client was particularly interested in our offshore processing technology’s potential in reducing delays associated with waiting on weather, a common problem customers face in the North Sea. Improving efficiencies for our customers drives our service offering, and we are pleased to be supporting the operator by eliminating costly delays,” said Sandy Wood, TWMA Business Development Manager.

Processing drill cuttings offshore can improve the risk profile of drilling projects by reducing lifting operations by up to 95%, according to TWMA. Removing the need for shipping drilling waste onshore negates the need for supply vessels, skips and onshore processing which not only lowers the total cost of waste ownership but reduces carbon emissions for operators by up to 50%, compared with the traditional skip and ship method.

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