Bulk Transfer

Transfer drill cuttings in bulk to a central processing facility.


In addition to skip and ship, we offer bulk transportation of drilling wastes to shore, directly pumping drill cuttings from cuttings storage tanks (CSTs) onboard the rig to CSTs located on a supply vessel. Removing the requirement to lift large numbers of skips, bulk transfer presents an ideal solution if lifting procedures are a concern, for example in harsh or unpredictable weather conditions.

The process beings with drill cuttings transferred from the shale shakers using TWMA’s CT pumps or screw conveyors to a CST unit onboard the rig. It’s then directly pumped to a number of CST units on a supply vessel.  The drill cuttings are then transported to the quayside before being pumped ashore for transportation to a TWMA treatment and processing facility.

Each CST unit has a total capacity of 70MT, which can be discharged to storage or transfer systems onshore quickly and efficiently due to the self-contained pump within. Daily reporting systems are in place to record the volume and types of drilling waste handled.

By removing the need for numerous drill cuttings bins and the associated crane lifts, our bulk shipment method has safety, cost and logistical benefits for clients.

Our specialist engineers will work closely to plan, design and install the optimum solution, taking rig layout and project requirements into consideration – ensuring premium performance throughout drilling. 

Key features

  • Minimises high-risk lifting procedures
  • Quick and simple installation
  • Industry-leading waste handling
  • Thorough tracking of processes provides complete assurance

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