Automatic tank-cleaning technology
Minimize HSE risks, waste generation, and emissions.
UK North Sea
An operator challenged M-I SWACO, a Schlumberger company, to clean a semisubmersible’s 13 mud pits, 5 sandtraps, and a 2,800-bbl [445-m3] pontoon tank and reduce confined space entry time, overall cleaning time, and generated wastewater and slop. Rather than perform cleanout in the traditional manual method, M-I SWACO recommended the ATC technology for the job. Such a task traditionally takes several days to be completed. ATC technology only requires 44 bbl [7 m3] of washwater that is continuously cleaned and recycled throughout the cleaning process.