Fugro has won three contracts with BHP Petroleum (Deepwater) Inc., which see the company delivering a range of specialist services to support exploration and production operations in Trinidad and Tobago and the Gulf of Mexico.
Within Trinidad's Block 3(a) Fugro is providing geophysical and geotechnical services from dedicated vessels to supportthe development of the Ruby field. From its deepwater survey vessel, Fugro Searcher, Fugro will conduct 3DHR seismic surveys, seabed clearance and shallow hazards surveys, a flowline corridor survey and a shallow geotechnical survey. For the geotechnical site investigations, the workscope includes drilling, laboratory analysis and engineering reporting.
To service a long-term contract, Fugro has installed its custom-designed FCV 3000 ROV equipment onboard Transocean's ultra-deepwater drillship, Deepwater Invictus, for subsea ROV support at drilling campaigns in Trinidad and Tobago, the US Gulf of Mexico, and Mexico. These operations commenced in June this year and continue until May 2020.
Ed Saade, Fugro's USA President, explained that the company's range of site characterisation and asset integrity services will assist BHP in maintaining its industry-leading performance. “We are very pleased to have commencedoperations at these significant deepwater developments in the Americas. Our specialised geophysical, geotechnical and drill support services enable Fugro to support the entire lifecycle of offshore oilfields like these.”