Fugro performs first deepwater AUV and geotechnical site survey for Brunei Shell Petroleum

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Fugro has successfully completed the first deepwater autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) site survey for Brunei Shell Petroleum Company (BSP).

The survey was performed in water depths of 600 metres using Fugro Equator (pictured), 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 programme, 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, has completed the fieldwork in the early part of the fourth quarter of 2019, also with zero HSSE incidents.

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