Scotoil Services’ Cairo-based joint venture, Oilfield Environmental Services (OES) has won a $1.3 million job to remove and dispose of oilfield scale for Egyptian-focused player Petrobel.
The contract, the first of its type for OES, will be managed by Petrosafe. The work covers oilfield equipment at an OES facility in 6 October City, on the south-west outskirts of Cairo.
Scotoil boss Gordon McLellan said: “At Scotoil Services we have more than 25 years’ experience in the monitoring, removal and disposal of naturally occurring radioactive material. Demand for that expertise is in increasing internationally.
“In addition to our joint venture company in Egypt, we have an active training division that runs courses on naturally occurring radioactive material scale, on an international basis, for operating personnel in the oil and gas industry.
“Oilfield scale removal is an essential service for the oil and gas industry globally. Without it, scale would build up to the point where the equipment was no longer usable,” he added.
OES, a joint venture between Scotoil and Mina Oil, was set up in 2002.
Scotoil Services is based in Aberdeen Harbour and is only licensed and authorised operator for the removal and disposal of naturally occurring radioactive material scale in Scotland.

(Upstream Online)