Why DissOil



DissOil is according to us a win-win solution both for the environment but also saving costs for the companies dealing with oil spills. Compared to many other products DissOil is; Very easy to use, highly efficient, cost-effective, requires no personal protection for use and it has no negative effects on the environment.


The greatest advantage with DissOil is that it does not only absorb the oil but also “cuts apart” the oil. Thus meaning that you only need to spread DissOil once on spilled oil – nothing more! No extra work effort for collecting the absorbed oil. No cost for transport and disposal of the absorbed oil – simply cost-effective and easy to use. Read more about how DissOil works.



DissOil can be used on all types of oil spill, i.e. gasoline, diesel, hydraulic fluids, motor oil, lubricants, crude oil and asphalt as well as vegetable oils.

The process needs water in order to work. However very small quantities are enough for the “oil-cutting” process to start. Moisture from soil is most often sufficient.

During dry periods the oil is absorbed, and does not leak. The oil eating process starts with increased moisture or with watering of the patch.

It can also be used on oil spills on ice and snow. The oil will be absorbed, and does not leak. Once the temperature reaches above 0° C the oil eating process starts.



Crude oil is naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquids found in geological formations beneath the Earth’s surface. It is commonly refined into various types of fuels. Components of oil are separated using a technique called fractional distillation i.e. separation of a liquid mixture into fractions differing by boiling point by means of distillation, typically using a cracker.


Refined oils consist of hydrocarbons of various molecular sizes and other organic compounds. In this context the name oil covers both naturally occurring unprocessed crude oil and oil products that are refined from crude oil.


Oil is most often extracted by oil drilling. Then refined and separated, most easily by distillation, into a large number of consumer products – from gasoline (petrol) and kerosene to asphalt and chemical reagents used to make e.g. plastics and pharmaceuticals. Oil is used in manufacturing a wide variety of products, and it is estimated that the world consumes about 95 million barrels each day (approx. 13 million tons each day).



Oil spill is an unwanted event that often occurs as a result of an accident. Oil spills mean that oil products are released into the environment. This happens both on land and water. Oil spills on land may result in devastating damage on animal and plant life as well as contamination of the groundwater.



Offshore oil spills penetrate into the structure of the plumage of birds and the fur of mammals. This reduces its insulating ability, and making them more vulnerable to temperature fluctuations and much less buoyant in the water. Clean-ups and recoveries from oil spills are difficult and depends upon many factors; Including the type of oil spilled, the temperature of the water, and the types of shorelines and beaches involved. Spills may take weeks, months or even years to clean up.

William McConnaughey, 56, (R) who drove from San Diego to volunteer, carries buckets of oil from an oil slick in bare feet along the coast of Refugio State Beach in Goleta, California, United States, May 20, 2015. A pipeline ruptured along the scenic California coastline on Tuesday, spilling some 21,000 gallons (79,000 liters) of oil into the ocean and on beaches before it could be secured, a U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman said. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson



Oil spills on land can be divided into two different types; Spills of crude oil at extraction sites and oil spills at the end user. Oil spills at oil extraction sites are rare but often very extensive. The largest oil spills are caused in war situations when oil fields have been set on fire.


Spills caused by end users are on the other hand very limited in volume but unfortunately very frequent. Typical oil spills are in this case caused by accidents, mechanical failure or breakdown of machinery such as forestry machinery, excavators, trucks, dumpers, mining machinery, etc. Oil spills may consist of fuel, lubricants, hydraulic fluids or other types of oils. These types of oil spills can cause extensive damage to animal and plant life as well as contamination of groundwater. The severity of these oil spills is often determined by the type of oil product, volume and how sensitive the eco-system is at the location.

Most recent oil spills:

location / vesselLocationDatesSpilled (tons)
Sanchi oil tanker collision with CF CrystalEast China Sea6 January 2018 to present138000
Ennore oil spill India, Chennai, Ennore Port28 January 2017 to present (387 days)20
OT Southern Star 7 Bangladesh, Sundarbans, Khulna Division9 December 2014 to present (1168 days)300
Napocor Philippines, Estancia, Iloilo8 November 2013 to present (1564 days)170
Taylor Energy wells United States, Gulf of Mexico16 September 2004 to present (4904 days)unknown
Keystone Pipeline United States, Marshall County, South DakotaNovember 16, 2017682
Delta House oil spill United States, Gulf of Mexico, near Louisiana11 October 2017 – 12 October 20171080
Agia Zoni II Greece, Saronic Gulf, SalamisSeptember 10, 20172500
Con Edison East River Oil Spill United States, New YorkMay 7, 201797
Energy Transfer Partners Dakota Access Pipeline Leak United States, North DakotaApril 4, 20170.27
Belle Fourche pipeline leak United States, North Dakota, Billings County, Ash Coulee CreekDecember 5, 2016571
Fox Creek pipeline leak Canada, Alberta, Fox Creek6 October 2016240
BP Clair production platform, North Sea United Kingdom, Shetland, Clair platform2 October 2016105
2016 Colonial Pipeline Leak United States, Shelby County, AlabamaSeptember 12, 20161092
North Battleford pipeline spill Canada, Saskatchewan, North Battleford21 July 2016170
ConocoPhillips Canada pipeline spill Canada, Alberta, Grande Cache9 June 2016323
2016 Union Pacific oil train fire United States, Oregon, Mosier3 June 2016152
Denbury Resources Bowman County Oil SPill United States, North Dakota Bowman County18 May 201644
Shell Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Brutus offshore platform United States, Gulf of Mexico, near Louisiana12 May 2016316
Keystone Pipeline United States, Menno, South DakotaApril 2, 201655