Seasave

Technology drivers

During the last decade the Seasave technology has been under constant refinement. There has been a significant and sustained interest in reducing the environmental impact of offshore discharge of cuttings and drilling fluids.

The O&G industry has mapped the marine biological fauna and its distribution on the Norwegian Continental Shelf where oil and gas production takes place. Recent research has also shown that many of the most vulnerable marine organisms are affected by O&G industry’s discharges far more than previously thought. Hence, industrial activity and its ecological impact on the food chain give cause for concern since a lot of our food sources origin from the seas.

The history shows that the estimated safe disposal methods, such as re-injection of drilling waste and discharge of cuttings, have negative implications on the environment. Reports of leaks to the seabed and the further spread of pollution in the water column have forced us to look for better future solutions.

Given this set of facts, Seasave’s ambition is to provide improved solutions that are affordable, safe and environmentally sound. The future of subsea lays within technological solutions.

Technology

The use of fine mesh cloth to separate particles from a liquid is a well known metodology, with a long history of use. This simple technology is transferred and adapted for use in connecton with drill cuttings and sediment handling subsea. By combining this technique with other well-known offshore subsea techniques, Seasave offer systems that easily and efficiently collect sediments and control pollution risk.

Our technology relies on good interfaces with other technology vendors. This interdisciplinary approach relies on strongpartnerships with companies that can provide complementary services to the oil and gas industry.

We feel that there exists enormous potential to develop, customize and improve the technology to suit the industry's current and future needs. In particular, the offshore industry with activities in cold climatic areas or deep sea operations can benefit from this approach. Hence, we encourage all who have activities associated with sediment management to contact us with the intent to investigate opportunities for collaboration, especially with a view to gain field experience.