PG & Putzmeister Joins Forces for Drill Cutting Handling from Seafloor to Shore

By MarEx 2011-12-20 09:40:09

Ing Per Gjerdrum AS / Norway (PG) has entered into a cooperation with highly specialized, pump manufacturer Putzmeister Solid Pumps GmbH / Germany (PSP) to address the rapidly rising, global market of DRILL CUTTING handling & transportation from the offshore oil &
gas industry.

PHOTO: Bourbon’s PX 105 MACS featuring 1.000m3 PG?MACS full flex capacities

Over years both Parties have already made significant contributions to enable safe, secure and efficient Drill Cutting transportation below deck onboard Offshore Service Vessels. PG will provide its novel PG?MACS® patented Multi Application Cargo Solution, and Putzmeister its delivery systems of highly specialized pumping solutions to drilling rigs for DC handling.

By joining forces, PG and PSP create the widest portfolio of solutions for DC?handling, from seabed to rig ? from rig to ship ? and from ship to shore base in the safest, fastest and least resource?consuming way.

Through access to Putzmeister’s high density, high pressure pump solutions PG and Putzmeister are able to offer solutions which meet all demands in terms of challenges emerging from this highly sophisticated market.

PHOTO: Putzmeister S? tranfer tube high density solids piston pump

Through PG’s revolutionary PG?MAPS® drill cutting subsea lift?pump – which basically works like a human heart – PG offers a most efficient, hermetically enclosed pumping solution to extract drill cuttings from the drilling string on the sea floor and pump this to surface and thereby enable enhanced drilling performance.

PHOTO: PG-MACS offshore pumping module.

On the rig, PG?RigMACS – which might also comprise Putzmeister’s high density solids pumps – transfer, store and discharge drill cuttings to the waiting offshore supply vessel. This in turn ship and discharge drill cuttings by its onboard, below deck, fixed installed PG?MACS® cargo system to the shore base. Here again, PG and Putzmeister have developed solutions to efficiently receive, store and transfer drill cuttings to shore magazines or processing plants in which drill cuttings are turned into valuable construction material.

Beside the PG?MACS® a volume optimised transportation solution for high density drill cuttings, compromising a rectangular storage silo with it’s discharge sliding frame, feeder screws and high density solids pump is also available.