Fugro has been awarded a contract by Esso for survey services at a deepwater field development offshore Guyana.
The contract is for the provision of an autonomous underwater vehicle geophysical survey and environmental baseline survey, along with shallow geohazard and geotechnical coring. Fugro will acquire, process and analyse high quality AUV multibeam bathymetry, side scan sonar and sub-bottom profiler data, as well as environmental and geological/geotechnical samples, providing seabed and shallow sub-seabed information to support the initial development of offshore structures in the field.
Melissa Jeansonne, vice president of Fugro, commented: “Fugro has executed numerous high profile, large scale, and remarkably successful geophysical and geotechnical programmes throughout the globe, including many of the largest surveys in the oil and gas industry, and we look forward to continuing this model of excellence in the Guyana-Suriname basin.”
The survey will cover an area of around 640 sq km in depths reaching 2,800m.