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DR. ANITA VARSKOG,

CEO Zpire Ltd

SPESIALISERTE TJENESTER

Zpire er et konsulentselskap som leverer spesialiserte miljøtjenester i Norge og i utlandet.

VÅR MISJON

Zpire leverer hele tiden tjenester av høy kvalitet med faglighet, integritet og engasjement.

VÅR VISJON

Zpire jobber konsekvent for å levere et uovertruffent servicenivå til våre kunder.

OM ZPIRE

Zpire Ltd er et britiskregistrert selskap med norskregistrert avdeling i Lillestrøm. Vi drifter kontorlokaler og enkle laboratoriefasiliteter i Norge. Avanserte laboratorieanalyser foretas ved laboratoret i Tyskland.


I over 20 år vi hatt et faglig samarbeid med IAF Radioökologie GmbH, et tysk laboratorium som er blant verdens ledende innen radioaktivitetsanalyser. Sammen med IAF kan vi levere akkrediterte analyser av de fleste naturlige og kunstige radionuklider i vann, næringsmidler, biota, sedimenter og fast stoff.


Vi hjelper også flere av våre kunder med samtidig analyse av andre parametre som for eksempel innhold av TOC, tungmetaller med mer.

Zpire, (uttale: spire)

MER ENN 20 ÅR I DET NORSKE MARKEDET

Zpire har røtter tilbake til miljøselskapet Yera AS (1999-2009) og deponiselskapet Norse Decom AS (2001-).

I 2010 ble virksomhetene i disse selskapene slått sammen og videreført under navnet Zpire, som uttales spire.

Vi har analysert over 15.000 NORM-prøver og gjort mer enn 90.000 kvantifiseringer av radionuklider i Norge

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Zpire er eneleverandør av radioaktivitetsanalyser fra IAF RADIOÖKOLOGIE GmbH

i Skandinavia


- Akkrediterte analyser

- Lav deteksjonsgrense

- Rask levering

- Konkurransedyktige priser

- Alle radionuklider

- Alle prøvematerialer

SPØRSMÅL OM ANALYSER?

We are proud to be the sole supplier of ISO17025-accredited NORM analyses in Norway

SELSKAPETS LEDELSE

ANITA TH. SMITH VARSKOG

DR. PHILOS., DAGLIG LEDER


Anita er administrativ leder i selskapet. Hun har doktorgrad i miljøtoksikologi og bakgrunn som forsker i oljeindustrien, miljørådgiver og bedriftsgründer.

Epost: anita.varskog@zpire.no

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/anitavarskog

PER VARSKOG

DR. SCIENT., FAGLIG LEDER


Per er faglig leder og senior rådgiver i selskapet. Han har doktorgrad i miljøkjemi og har bakgrunn som forsker fra Institutt for energiteknikk (IFE) og bedriftsgründer. Per har de siste 20 årene etablert seg som spesialist innen feltet NORM og radioaktivt avfall. 


Telefon: +47 99586460
Epost: per.varskog@zpire.no

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/per-varskog

KVALIFISERINGER

Validert av Achilles JQS

Achilles JQS er et leverandørregister og prekvalifiseringssystem som brukes av innkjøperne i norsk og dansk olje- og gassektor for å håndtere leverandørinformasjon og risiko innenfor leverandørkjeden samt for å anskaffe effektivt etter EUs regelverk.


ID: 00047158. Expiry date: 08.12.2023

Product and Service Code Summary:

3.2.19.0 Decommissioning and Abandonment Consultancy

3.7.8.0 Laboratory Testing Services

3.15.7.0 Waste Management Services

Validert av Magnet JQS

Magnet JQS er en tjeneste som støtter kvalifisering av leverandører. Den administrerer leverandørinformasjon og risiko i forsyningskjeden, og muliggjør effektive innkjøp i samsvar med EU-regelverket, og dekker de fleste innkjøpsbehov.


ID: 2387

Issue date: 26.03.2019

Expiry date: 17.05.2023

NOEN AV VÅRE MILJØBEVISSTE KUNDER

Noen av Zpire sine kunder

PROSJEKTER OG REFERANSER

Petroleum industry and NORM involvements


Radiation protection advisor for Repsol Norge AS and BP Norge AS.

Services include:
a. Carrying out internal audits on installations
b. Advise on waste handling and transport
c. NORM measurements
d. Communication with authorities and annual reporting.


Contract (ongoing) for analysis of NORM in produced water for Equinor AS.


Supply of accredited analysis of all kinds of waste and environmental samples through agency agreement/co-operation with IAF Radiokologie GmbH.


On demand: consultancy and NORM processing services and assessments to the Norwegian Petroleum industry: operators, oil service companies and authorities.


IAEA Radiation Expert (Per Varskog). Expert participation in international NORM projects, petroleum industry and general.


European NORM Association (Board Member – Per Varskog).


Stangeneset NORM Disposal Site, Gulen. Responsible for design and development of site. Responsible for radiation protection and documentation 2008-2016.



NORM assessments on decommissioning


2000. Assessment of NORM inventory (decommissioning) on Brent Spar, Wood-GMC.


2002. Assessment of NORM inventory (decommissioning) on Maureen Alpha, Phillips UK.


2002 Assessment of NORM inventory (decommissioning) on Frøy jacket
and topside, Total.


2004. Assessment of NORM inventory (decommissioning) on the Frigg field
installations TP1, TCP2 and DP2, Total.


2005. Assessment of NORM inventory (decommissioning) on Gassco H7, ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS.


2006. Assessment of NORM and heavy metal inventory on 13 decommissioned installations on the Ekofisk field: Albuskjell A, Ekofisk 2/4P, Ekofisk 2/4R, Ekofisk 2/4D, Ekofisk 2/7 Cod, Albuskjell F, Edda 2/7C, Ekofisk 2/4P, Ekofisk North Flare, Cod Flare, Albuskjell A Flare, Albuskjell F Flare and Ekofisk Edda Flare, ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS.


2006. Assessment of NORM and heavy metal inventory on Ekofisk 2/4T topside during piecemal decommissioning and disposal at the Vats site, AF Decom AS.


2008. Assessment of NORM inventory on Ekofisk 2/4G, ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS.


2009. Assessment of NORM inventory in 2 installations on INDE field (UK sector).


2009. Assessment of NORM inventory on Ekofisk W and Ekofisk South Flare, ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS.


2013. Assessment of NORM and heavy metals on Snorre A, Equinor.


2014. Assessment of NORM and heavy metals on Huldra, Equinor.


2014. Assessment of NORM and heavy metals on 2/4 FTP, Ekofisk Q and Tor, ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS.

 

2016. Assessment of NORM andheavy metals on Volve, Equinor.


2020. Radiation Free certificate drilling rig Songa Dee.


2020. Radiation Free certificate drilling rig Polar Pioneer.


2020. Radiation Free certificate drilling rig Transocean Arctic.


2022. Assessment of Radiation and NORM Petrojarl Varg.



NORM assessments – production


2003. Assessment of stored NORM, Statoil.


2003. Assessment of stored NORM, Hydro.


2003. Assessment of stored NORM, Total.


2003. Assessment of stored NORM, BP.


2008. Assessment of stored NORM at Botnaneset, Florø, StatoilHydro.


2008. Assessment of stored NORM at CCB, Sotra, StatoilHydro.


2007-2009. Assessment of "lead scale" from the Statpipe at Kårstø, StatoilHydro.


2008. Assessment of NORM in connection with revision stop at Njord, StatoilHydro.


2007. Assessment of NORM in production equipment on Gyda, Talisman Energy Norge.


2007. Assessment of NORM in production equipment on Heidrun, StatoilHydro.



NORM processing


2011 NORM-decontamination of 16 m3 effluent water, Stangeneset NORM Disposal Site.


2016. NORM-decontamination of 120 m3 effluent water, Norsk Gjenvinning Mongstadbase.


2017 NORM-decontamination of 20 m3 effluent water, Wellconnection Chemtech.



NORM disposal


2001 – 2008. Development of Stangeneset NORM Disposal Site including applications and Environmental Impact Assessment.


2008 – 2016. Responsible for waste receival, radiation protection and documentation, Stangeneset NORM Disposal Site.



NORM HSE – procedures and directives


2001. Development of NORM directive for Elf Norge.


2003. Development of HSE procedures in connection with the piecemal dismantling of Ekofisk 2/4 T topside.


2006 – to date. Development and updating of NORM directive for Repsol Norge (formerly Talisman Norge).


2006 – 2016. Development and updating of NORM directive for Stangeneset NORM Disposal Site.


2012 - 2013. Development of NORM procedures in connection with tube handling on Borgland Dolphin.


2016. Development of NORM procedure for Deep Ocean.


2009. Development of NORM directive for AF Decom AS.



NORM studies


2016. Report “Assessment of disposal options for Pb-210 bearing NORM waste at Orka site, Iceland”. Orka, Island.


2014. Study and report “Flocculation of black dust suspensions”. Equinor.


2014. Study and report “Assessment of radium and radium progeny in samples from the Norwegian produced water monitoring program”. Norwegian Oil and Gas Association.


2014 Study and report “Measurement and classification of NORM using handheld instruments”. Equinor.


2012. Study and report “Immobilisation of Black Dust by molding with the geopolymer ToxLock®”. Equinor.


2012. Study and report “Radioactive non-equilibrium in produced water” Norwegian Oil and Gas Association.


2009. Report “Survey of radioactive waste from the petroleum industry (in Norway), Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority.


2005. Report on “NORM Management in the Norwegian Oil and Gas Industry”. JGC Corporation, Japan.


2003. Report “Naturally occurring radionuclides in the marine environment – an overview of current knowledge with emphasis on the North Sea area”. Norwegian Oil and Gas Association.



International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) NORM Missions


2013. Expert contribution in NORM workshop, IAEA Qatar.


2014. Expert contribution in NORM workshop, IAEA Abu Dhabi.


2014. Expert contribution in NORM workshop, IAEA Jordan.


2014. Expert contribution in NORM workshop, IAEA Abu Dhabi.


2014. Expert contribution in NORM workshop, IAEA Bahrain.


2014. Expert contribution in NORM workshop, IAEA Abu Dhabi.


2017. Expert contribution in NORM workshop, IAEA Abu Dhabi.


2018. Expert contribution in NORM workshop, IAEA Oman.


2019. Expert contribution in NORM workshop, IAEA Qatar.


2017 – to date. Participation in the IAEA Environet NORM waste group.



Other studies


2000. Biodegradation data for a selection of produced water components. Statoil.


2000. In charge of statistical experimental designs for studies of uptake and elimination of petroleum components in marine organisms. Statoil.


2000. Development of QSARs (Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships) for bioaccumulation properties of phenols and PAHs. Norsk Hydro Research Centre. Contribution to the DREAM-project.


1999. Development of the environmental database PEARLS. Yera AS.


1999. Development of MERMAID (Marine Environmental Risk Model and Information Database). Yera AS.


1999. Assessment of the infrastructure, discharges, environmental monitoring surveys and environmental technology in the Troll-area. Norsk Hydro.


1999. Troll Vest environmental impact assessment. Norsk Hydro.


1998. Environmental risk assessment of naphthenic acids in produced water from Heidrun. Statoil.


1998. Responsibility for the regional impact of regular discharges to the North Sea from the petroleum industry.


1998. Development of an environmental monitoring program of a marine electrode installation. Statnett.


1998. Development of a model for dispersal and environmental risk of discharges in coastal regions. Scandpower.


1998. Environmental risk analyses in the Tampen-region by use of the DREAM-model. Statoil.


1998. In charge of a total environmental account project involving discharges to water and air, ecological modeling and risk assessment of produced water discharges in the Tampen-region. Statoil.


1998. Contribution to the AMOS-model by Sintef. (Advanced Management of Oil Spills).


1997-1998. The expose, dose and effects task force of the DREAM-project (Dose-related Risk and Effect Assessment Model). Joint Venture: Statoil, Agip, Elf, Norsk Hydro. Subcontractors: TNO, ECB, Sintef, Allforsk.


1997-1998. Data quality assurance for the task force on aquatic hazard assessment II of ECETOC (European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals).


1997. Environmental impact assessment for Troll Oljerør II. Statoil.


1997. Environmental impact assessment for Gullfaks satelitter. Statoil.


1997. Environmental impact assessment for Statfjord satelitter. Statoil.


1997. Environmental impact assessment for Tyrihans. Statoil.


1997. Regional impact assessment for the Norwegian Sea. Statoil.


1997. Assessment of the environmental consequences of regular discharges to the sea in the Haltenbanken-area. Statoil.


1995-1996. Establishing the laboratory for marine ecotoxicology at the Statoil Research Centre, Trondheim.


1996. Environmental, health and safety dossier on health effects and ecotoxicology of benzene. Statoil contribution to ECETOC ((European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals).


1996. Environmental, health and safety dossier on health effects and ecotoxicology of phenol. Statoil contribution to ECETOC ((European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals).


1995. Studies of the effects of oil on marine organisms with particular reference to first feeding of fish larvae. Statoil and Institute for Marine Research.


1993-1996. In charge of the environmental impact assessments of refinery effluents at Statoil Mongstad.


1994. Field and laboratory experiments of toxicity of different oils on marine organisms. AKUP-project. Statoil, Institute of Marine Research and Norwegian Polar Institute.


1993. Field and laboratory experiments of toxicity of different oils on marine organisms. AKUP-project. Statoil, Institute of Marine Research and Norwegian Polar Institute.


1992. Toxicity and degradability of the aromatic fraction of North Sea produced water, Statoil.

Vi prosjekterte og satte i drift verdens første kommersielle NORM-deponi i 2007

Vi har utført majoriteten av NORM-kartlegginger i dekommisjoneringer i Nordsjøen


Siden 2012 har all NORM-overvåking av produsert vann fra Equinor i Nordsjøen vært utført av Zpire

Zpire er ekspertrådgivere til Det internasjonale atomenergibyrået (IAEA)