Due in main to concern for the environment, legislation and the resultant technology, todays production techniques have vastly improved from the early years of “sloppy flow” – in the past, oil was all too often allowed to flow freely over ground, especially when pits that were dug to house production overflowed. While these techniques are no longer used, accidents can sometimes yield spillages that need to be “cleaned” with immediate effect.
Similar to “reclamation”, a process involving the removal of solids (foreign matter) from liquids (oil) for the purposes of creating alternative production, this cleaning process is referred to as “remediation”, whereby the oil contaminated earth is returned to its previous, natural state through the use of technological or earth cleaning processes, for environmental reasons.
PetrOman maintains close relationships with the leading technological providers in this field to ensure that every endeavour is taken to remediate work and spill sites post production. Only this way can ground quality be restored to promote the return of natural habitation.
The image above demonstrates the potentials for full and proper remediation: The upper left and right hand pictures show a desert oil spillage and the environment in the same region as it should be and to where it can be returned. The lower left and right hand pictures of an oil lake at an Iraqi refinery clearly demonstrate the ‘before and after’ remedial effects of proper reclamation respectively.