TDI-Brooks wraps up survey off Equatorial Guinea

Proteus (Photo: TDI Brooks)

TDI-Brooks International has completed a geophysical and geotechnical campaign for Trident Equatorial Guinea in the Elon field off the coast of Equatorial Guinea.

The site survey work was performed off Proteus, a research vessel owned and operated by TDI-Brooks.

The goal was to assess seabed conditions prior to the emplacement of a drilling rig at three proposed locations (previously drilled) together with reconnaissance survey work at two additional platforms and along a number of proposed cable/pipeline routes.

Survey objectives included the following:

  • Undertake a debris clearance survey (DCS) at each of the locations.
  • Identify and establish areal nature of the previous spud can footprints.
  • Establish the nature of the shallow soils, within the top five metres and to a depth of more than 20 to 25 metres.
  • Acquire deep CPT data at over 20 metres at two locations.
  • Acquire representative data at nominal proposed relief well locations (RWL).
  • Reconnaissance of existing platforms and along proposed routes (single lines).

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