Dear Sir,

I am pursuing a feasibility study for a major oil company in UK.

I am interested in bulk transfer technology for the purposes of drill cuttings conveyance in the North sea. Problems which need to be addressed are:

Who has the technology to pump drill cuttings 300 ft vertically (up the side of a rig)?

Who has the technology for ship transport of bulk drill cuttings?

I have contacted all major UK solids control companies (OIltools, Apollo, Swaco).

However, is it possible that the technology for a dredger vessel could be transferred to bulk transport of drill cuttings from rig to ship, then ship to rig?

Any help, contacts etc, would be really useful.


Gerard Mckay
Drilling Engineer
Peer-Group International
7 Queens gardens
Aberdeen, AB15 4YD