Wintershall Norge has awarded IKM Cleandrill a contract to provide mud recovery services on multiple offshore wells.

This contract will include all potential development drilling campaigns on Maria. The deal also encompasses the option for future exploration drilling. 

Maria development drilling is scheduled in the first half of 2017. Top-hole mud recovery technique will be used to drill the wells.

According to the deal, IKM Cleandrill has responsibility to provide the MRR500 top-hole mud recovery equipment and specialist offshore operational personnel for these services.

MRR500 is the latest mud recovery technology that ensures safety, efficiency and reliability.

"This win rewards the technology advances and cost reductions that have been achieved."

The contract is for three years, which can be extended to 2023.

IKM Cleandrill managing director Tom Hasler said: “This contract win is extremely important for IKM Cleandrill, and we look forward to continuing our excellent relationship with Wintershall in Norway.

"The MRR500 system was developed to increase the attractiveness of mud recovery to a broader market, and this win rewards the technology advances and cost reductions that have been achieved.

“We thank Wintershall for becoming a repeat client for IKM Cleandrill’s services and look forward to providing excellent service quality for many years under this contract.”

Image: MRR500 equipment. Photo: courtesy of