Onsite Treatment Technologies (OTT) and Scan Mudring signed a joint development agreement April 3rd 2009. Through this new alliance the companies will offer complete systems based on the added technological flexibility and increase the operational offshore work force size.
The alliance combines the benefit of long experience and competence of Scan Mudring with the new OTT subsea bag technology that has been in the pipeline for a while, and the complementary competence found in OTT.
OTT competence covers cutting edge mud and drill cuttings management. The combined skills will help improve the offshore Oil and Gas industry's efforts to mitigate impacts from drilling operations. Both companies specialize in subsea technologies related to handling of seabed solids. Typical Scan Mudring jobs cover dredging, near well bore debris collection, rockdump and drillcuttings removal, leveling of seabed, pipeline burial and so forth. Adding the newly developed bag technology of OTT to the tool case expands the technological capability of the alliance to include real time collection of drill cuttings (top hole sections), control of drill cuttings influence area, secure confinement of drill cuttings, and improve site cleaning effect.
The complete systems offered meet the industry's need to reduce cost and environmental impacts, and takes the zero discharge ambition a step further.