Fugro said Dec. 6 it has successfully completed the first deepwater AUV site survey for Brunei Shell Petroleum Co. Sdn Bhd (BSP).
“This campaign was the first deepwater survey project for Shell in Brunei and its success will lead to many more deepwater programs,” Ceri Powell, BSP’s managing director, said.
The survey was performed in August in water depths of 600 m (1,968 ft) using the Fugro Equator, a dedicated geophysical survey vessel, and the Fugro ES-V AUV, and completed with zero HSSE incidents. The survey results will be critical for planning a safe drilling program, and will provide key inputs for engineering and design studies for pipeline routing and subsea structures in future deepwater field developments.
Following the successful site survey, BSP subsequently awarded Fugro the associated geotechnical site investigation and geoconsultancy contract. The project included a review of the geophysical data and desktop study to assist BSP in defining their geotechnical scope of work. Fugro Voyager, a dedicated deepwater geotechnical drilling vessel, completed the fieldwork in October 2019, also with zero HSSE incidents.
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