Canadian Oil Recovery and Remediation Enterprises Ltd. has announced that SAR AS, the MENA operating partner of CORRE in SAR-CORRE MENA Limited, has been awarded a major multi-million dollar contract by the Kuwait Oil Company to treat oil based mud drill cuttings. Eighteen companies were approved by KOC to bid for this drill cuttings treatment project.
The KOC Contract includes the mobilization and construction of a fully equipped permanent facility to treat 26,000 tons of drill cuttings per year as specified in the contract. This facility will be built using the proven drill cuttings treatment technology and process of SAR's world class facility currently operating in Averoy, Norway, which has the capacity to treat 50,000 tons of drill cuttings per year. The treatment capacity of the new facility can be increased if and when needed. The term of the KOC Contract is for 5 years with a one-year extension option during which 130,000-156,000 tons of drill cuttings are expected to be treated. The contract provides a 6 month mobilization period starting July 10th 2014. Accordingly, the permanent facility is expected commence operations on or before January 10th 2015.
The Company is unable to disclose the total contract amount at the present time in order to safeguard the confidentiality of its proprietary processing rate and its bidding prices for similar ongoing high value drill cuttings contracts in the Gulf. At the present time, the Company's operating partner is in the process of bidding for another major onshore drill cuttings treatment contract, and is also preparing to bid on an equally major drill cuttings contract located offshore. Notwithstanding this current limitation for competitive purposes, the Company is able to provide the following particulars pertaining to the KOC Contract:
"With this contract, our MENA operating partner has positioned us as one of the primary contractors in the specialized service of treatment of drill cuttings in the MENA region. This represents a significant milestone in the development of our oil waste management and treatment services in the region and in our joint role with the local national oil companies as advocates for a clean and safe environment. With SAR as our partner and pre-qualified oil service provider, we continue to bid for more contracts and to increase our environmental remediation responsibilities using our optimized and approved technologies to treat oil-contaminated soil, recover oil and clean drill cuttings. Furthermore, SAR can now demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of its drill cuttings treatment services to KOC, a leading oil company in the Gulf region," said CORRE's Chairman and CEO John Lorenzo. "Finally, I would like to thank our shareholders and strategic allies for their patience and unfailing support."
Source: CORRE, 2014.