Desmi Ro-Clean have been involved in the development and commercialization of “OIL HERDER” chemicals since the re-emergence of interest in this technology by the oil industry in about 2008. We commercialized two products under a grant from Exxon Mobil Upstream Research Company in 2011.

Since the acceptance of the two products on the USEPA schedule in June of 2012, we have been involved in the development of a commercially practical applicator and most recently, an integrated ignitor system which can be operated from a single helicopter. This latter activity has been sponsored by the International Oil and Gas Producers Association (IOGP) Joint Industry Project (JIP)

Meso scale testing of the herder and Igniter methods was tested at Poker Flats near Fairbanks Alaska in a JIP funded project conducted in association with SL Ross Environmental Consultants Ltd.

The purpose of this poster session is to highlight the activities and track the progress of the project from inception to current status. We are presently involved in the integration project which will be nearly completed by June 30, 2016, so this poster session will be timely to the International Oil Spill Conference.

Development and presentation of the poster session will be conducted by Peter Lane, currently a contractor and consultant to DESMI Ro-Clean whose sole responsibility within the corporation is to continue the ongoing task of commercialization of herders and associated accessories. Peter Lane has over 46 years of experience in the Oil Spill Industry. While semi-retired, Lane has continued working in the OSR field as a consultant to other companies outside of DESMI Ro-Clean.

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