Illustration; Source: Soiltech

Norwegian firm wins work on semi-sub offshore Mauritania

Norway-based cleantech service provider Soiltech has landed a new contract with UK-headquartered oil and gas company Tullow Oil for operations off the coast of Mauritania.

Illustration; Source: Soiltech

The contract is said to entail the treatment of contaminated water on an undisclosed semi-submersible drilling rig in Mauritanian waters, with activities scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2024. 

Jan Erik Tveteraas, Soiltech’s CEO, remarked: “We are proud to be awarded this contract, which is our first project for Tullow. We see that the focus on waste reduction and stricter environmental requirements continues to increase world-wide. For Soiltech this opens up opportunities across our entire technology portfolio.”

The Norwegian player will use its slop treatment technology (STT) to reduce the fluid waste generated during well plugging and abandonment operations, employing mechanical technology for treating water contaminated with oil and particles, with no chemicals added.

As explained by Soiltech, the process reduces the volume of waste sent to shore for disposal, thus contributing to the efforts undertaken by the industry to slash emissions in environmentally sensitive areas.

The Norwegian firm recently won a contract with Odfjell Drilling for the Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible rig, and another set of deals with Wintershall Dea and Petrogas E&P for work on the Noble Resilient jack-up drilling rig.

Additionally, the cleantech player secured a contract extension with Equinor for its Oseberg South platform.

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