Photo: Fugro Searcher; Source: Navingo

Fugro scores hat-trick with BHP

Dutch offshore services provider Fugro has won three contracts with BHP Petroleum for the support of exploration and production operations in Trinidad and Tobago and the Gulf of Mexico.

Fugro said on Thursday that the company would provide geophysical and geotechnical services from dedicated vessels to support the development of the Ruby field within Trinidad’s Block 3(a).

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. The vessel recently completed the geophysical acquisition of a Carson Basin seep hunting program offshore Canada.

As for the geotechnical site investigations, the workscope includes drilling, laboratory analysis, and engineering reporting.

Fugro also installed its custom-designed FCV 3000 ROV equipment onboard Transocean’s ultra-deepwater drillship Deepwater Invictus. The company will provide subsea ROV support during drilling campaigns in Trinidad and Tobago, the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and Mexico. These operations began in June this year and will continue until May 2020.

Ed Saade, Fugro’s USA president, said: “We are very pleased to have commenced operations at these significant deepwater developments in the Americas. Our specialized geophysical, geotechnical and drill support services enable Fugro to support the entire lifecycle of offshore oilfields like these.”