ABERDEEN -- Scomi Oiltools (Europe) has unveiled its new quayside plant and new drilling fluids technology.
The development, at Aberdeen Harbour's Pocra Quay, was officially opened by Aberdeen North SNP MSP, Brian Adam, a former principal biochemist.
The 10,000 bbl capacity storage facility marks the launch of the company's fluids division in the UK. The development, which is generating around 20 jobs in the short term with up to 50 in the longer term, means Scominow provides a seamless, integrated package of well fluids and a drilling waste management.
Scomi has also spent the last year developing a method to solve the problem of how to transport oily cuttings more efficiently. According to the company, the new solution named Kinesis Cuttings Transport Fluid will significantly increase the rate at which waste can be transferred and therefore reduce overall drilling costs.