OFFSHORE 2 758x200px

Sobo S Gold 08

Oil Platform Rigwash − OCNS Gold Standard

An Internationally approved (OCNS Gold Standard) offshore rigwash and oil degreaser that efficiently removes oil and grease contamination.

Sobo S Gold 08 contains a blend of biodegradable surfactants and wetting agents and is registered for use in offshore installations.  

  • OCNS Gold - no product warnings
  • Marine and separator friendly
  • pH below 9
  • Low to medium foamer


A fast and powerful offshore rigwash and oil degreaser. 

  • OCNS Gold - no product warnings
  • Approved for use in offshore installations
  • Contains a blend of biodegradable surfactants and wetting agents
  • Marine friendly
  • Separator friendly
  • pH below 9
  • Low to medium foamer

Where to Use

  • An Internationally approved (OCNS Gold Standard) offshore Rigwash and oil degreaser.
  • Use for general purpose cleaning and degreasing of equipment. machinery and surfaces.

How to Use

  • Apply by either contact, dip, immersion or spray application.
  • Use as supplied for heavy duty degreasing.
  • Allow a contact time of 2-3 minutes, then rinse with clean water.
  • Dilute to 4-6% for general rig wash activity and janitorial cleaning.
  • Dilute to 2-4% when used as an industrial laundry additive.
  • Maximum dilution: 0.5% (1:200).

International Standards

Registered for use offshore.

  • OCNS Gold 
CEFAS Template
  • Norway
PRN 304643
  • Denmark
PR-No. 2100911

Pack Sizes

  • 1000 Litre

  • 200 Litre

  • 25 Litre

  • 4 x 5 Litre

Technical Data

  • Appearance
Pale yellow liquid
  • SG
  • pH
  • VOC Content

One of the most popular rigwashes used in the North Sea, Sobo S Gold 08, has been recertified for a further three years by CEFAS to OCNS Gold Standard.

The Offshore Chemical Notification Scheme (OCNS) manages chemical use and discharge by the UK and Netherlands offshore petroleum industries and applies to all chemicals which are used in exploration, exploitation and offshore processing on the UK Continental Shelf.

The scheme applies to those “operational” chemicals and products which through their mode of use are expected in some proportion to be discharged, eg. rigwashes and hydraulic fluids.

As part of the OCNS, every three years the hazard assessment of chemical products that are used offshore need to be re-assessed by the Centre for Environment Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (CEFAS).

CEFAS applies a Chemical Hazard & Risk Management (CHARM) model to calculate the ratio of ‘Predicted Effect Concentration’ against ‘No Effect Concentration’.  This allows the product to be ranked in the form of a Hazard Quotient.  Part of this assessment includes toxicity, biodegradation and bioaccumulation.  To allow users to very quickly understand the hazard quotient of a product, CEFAS in the UK use a colour branding system, as follows:

CEFAS table

  As you will see, Sobo S Gold 08 has been classified by CEFAS as GOLD meaning that it has the lowest possible Hazard Quotient available!  

Other Useful Information

  • For more information on CEFAS, please click here.
  • For information on other European Regulations, please click here.
Back to top