Specialist drilling waste management company, TWMA, has been shortlisted for the Carbon Reduction in Conventional Assets Award at this year’s SPE Offshore Achievement Awards.
The company has been named as a finalist in recognition of its RotoMill® offshore processing solution which has been proven to reduce the carbon footprint of drilling operations by up to 50%.
TWMA’s RotoMill technology allows drill cuttings to be processed at the rig site, eliminating the carbon footprint associated with shipping thousands of tonnes of material on vessels and trucks to onshore processing facilities. The solution also reduces well cost and improves safety performance.
The nomination also recognises a newly developed carbon emissions calculator, created in collaboration with leading classification society, DNV. The calculator allows operators to compare the carbon emissions of different drilling waste management methods specific to each project. The results allow the operator to determine the most environmentally efficient drilling waste management solution.
Gareth Innes, chief engineering and commercial officer at TWMA, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this award in recognition of our efforts to reduce carbon emissions from offshore drilling operations. Our RotoMill technology has been delivering value to our customers for more than 20 years and we are proud that our commitment to engineering low carbon solutions has been recognised by the industry through this award nomination.”
Now in its 36th year, the Offshore Achievement Awards is the largest and longest established industry awards for the UK offshore energy sector. Winners will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony on Thursday 16 March 2023.