TWMA to process Elgin drilling waste

Total E&P UK has contracted TWMA for continued drilling-waste management services in the UK North Sea.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK -- Total E&P UK has contracted TWMA for continued drilling-waste management services in the UK North Sea.

The two-year extension concerns processing and handling drill cuttings from the Rowan Viking’s first drilling campaign for Total.

The newbuild N-class jackup will start work on two wells late-May, initially for development drilling in the Elgin field, followed by a planned well to the south on the Corfe prospect.

TWMA’s TCC RotoMill thermal processing technology will be used to process and recycle cuttings alongside the firm’s Cuttings Containment and Distribution System (CCDS).

The latter holds large volumes of drill cuttings at the rig site, while the TCC RotoMill recycles recovered oil into the drilling fluid. TWMA says this arrangement ensures an environmentally sensitive system at remote offshore locations.

05/23/2011

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