CARENCRO, Louisiana -- OMNI Energy Services Corp has announced a two-year contract to deploy three IMPACT automated cleaning units on an offshore production platform in the Gulf of Mexico. OMNI expects the retrofit and installation to be completed within the next two months.
"By reducing confined space entry exposure, maintenance downtime, and fluid waste, we expect IMPACT to transform conventional tank and vessel cleaning from a high risk, economically costly and environmentally damaging operation, to a safer, more cost efficient, environmentally sensitive process,”says OMNI president and CEO Brian Recatto.
The unique process uses the vessel's operating pressure and existing internal fluid to mechanically remove solid waste without the need to shut in production. Its retrofit application dramatically reduces confined space entry exposure. In addition, its environmentally sensitive design reintroduces polished fluid back into the production stream, thereby eliminating or significantly reducing fluid waste.
IMPACT is able to extract solids from low-pressure applications, including separators, skimmers and heater-treaters, OMNI says.