Scomi Opens Drilling Fluids Division in Aberdeen

Aberdeen-based Scomi Oiltools (Europe) Ltd is launching a drilling fluids division in the UK with a new quayside plant in the city.

The 10,000 barrels capacity mud storage facility at Aberdeen Harbour's Pocra Quay is currently being completed and is scheduled to go into operation in July 2008.

Scomi, based at Denmore House, Bridge of Don, will be offering an integrated package of well fluids and a drilling waste management. The development will generate around 20 jobs in the short term with up to 50 in the longer term.

"This is an excellent market for Scomi," said Scomi's drilling fluids manager, Bruce Ewen. "We have a very active drilling waste management product line and we will be integrating fluids with this to offer a seamless service to our clients."