Global integrated drilling waste management and environmental services firm, TWMA, has been awarded two contracts by Maersk Oil for the work in the UK North Sea.
TWMA says the projects are led by its Aberdeen-based team. One contract involves work on the Culzean development, one of the largest gas discoveries in recent years in the UKCS, and the second one is for the continuation of provision of TWMA’s technology across Maersk Oil’s Central North Sea operations.
TWMA says it is making a multi-million pound investment in equipment for the work, which will also result in the creation of up to 20 new jobs.
Neil Potter, Chief Operating Officer at TWMA, said: “We are delighted to have been selected to support Maersk Oil on these projects as they expand their drilling activity within the UK sector of the North Sea.”
Potter said that TWMA’s team has been working with Maersk Oil to carry out the pre-fabrication R&D activity needed for the Culzean operations. The team has been working on-site in Singapore with rig builder Hercules to develop solutions to handle Maersk Oil’s drilling waste processing requirements.
The Culzean project involves TWMA providing drilling waste processing and waste management services for five years with the option of two one-year extensions.
Delivered using a 950kW electric drive within TWMA’s TCC RotoMill and EfficientC equipment, the Culzean project will also see TWMA recruit up to 20 personnel to support the existing workforce within the engineering, commissioning, and operations phase, TWMA has said.
Furthermore, the second contract will provide existing drilling waste processing and management services for Maersk Oil’s Central North Sea projects, again utilising the firm’s TCC RotoMill and EfficientC technologies. The new agreement will continue for the next three years, with the option for two one-year extensions, the company added.