SAS Environmental Services Blog

How Microemulsions Can Solve Your Decommissioning Problems 

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 19-Jun-2018 11:00:00

Decommissioning is undoubtedly a major operational and environmental challenge for operators in the North Sea and other geographic locations. Following some highly publicised decommissioning projects there is pressure on operators and their service partners to adopt the best available technology and the best environmental option wherever possible, to ensure operations are carried out in a safe and environmentally sound manner.

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Microemulsions and Their Advantages

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 12-Jun-2018 10:00:00

The process of microemulsification has proven particularly effective in hard surface cleaning applications in the oil and gas industry. The use of this capability exploits a number of features whereby a microemulsion forming surfactant system can absorb oil from a bulk of oil phase, thus forming a microemulsion. So, what are the advantages of this approach?

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The Green Tank Clean Solution

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 05-Jun-2018 11:00:00

More specialised and effective cleaning products and processes are needed now more than ever due to increasingly stringent health, safety and environmental regulations. Using products and processes like this could reduce the volume of waste produced from tank cleaning and dramatically cut project completion times. So, where can we find them?

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Can Technology Improve Health and Safety in the Oil and Gas Industry?

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 29-May-2018 10:00:00

Health and safety is an aspect of the oil and gas industry that includes all players, such as the government, companies, associations, workers, and so on. In the UK this aspect of the industry is of paramount importance, and it is believed that the new digital transformation which is sweeping through the industry can help the sector improve health and safety even further. 

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SASES' Approach to GDPR

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 22-May-2018 12:00:00

This week, on the 25th of May, a big change in privacy laws is taking place in the UK. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is being introduced and enforced across all businesses handling EU residents' data

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Is 2018 the Year of Opportunities for Offshore Oil and Gas?

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 15-May-2018 11:00:00

As we are all aware, the offshore oil and gas industry suffered a painful few years recently, having to adapt to lower-for-longer oil prices. However, during these dramatic cost cuts, the industry began to make significant steps to improve efficiency. This transformed the offshore industry during the downturn and now, it seems 2018 could be the brightest year for the sector since 2014...

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OTC 2018 - What a Week!

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 08-May-2018 12:00:00

Last week the SASES team, consisting of Mark Zwinderman, John Harrison and Sophie Cochrane, travelled to the Houston, Texas. We thought we'd take this opportunity to share with you how our trip went.

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Topics: oil and gas industry

3 Things That Make Tough Oil Sludge Even Tougher

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 01-May-2018 11:00:00

Over the years, we’ve seen just about every type of oil sludge imaginable. We don’t very often get “easy” stuff! Instead, we usually get the oil sludge that nothing else can touch. 

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OTC 2018 - Advice for the Event

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 24-Apr-2018 12:00:00

This weekend the SASES team are headed to Houston, Texas for The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) taking place next week! Having attended OTC for the past 18 years we thought we should share with you some of our best advice for the event, which we gained the hard way...

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Topics: oil and gas industry

OTC 2018 - Hints and Tips for Houston

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 17-Apr-2018 11:00:00

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is right around the corner, so we thought it would be a good time to share some of our best Hints and Tips for when you are in Houston! If, like the team at SASES, you are making the trip to Texas for the event this month you'll want to read on...

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Topics: oil and gas industry