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Fugro commences geo services for offshore project in Brazil

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Under a contract recently awarded by Repsol Sinopec Brasil, Fugro is to provide geophysical, geotechnical and metocean services to support the development of Block BM-C-33 offshore Brazil and its associated export route(s).

A multidisciplinary marine project

The multidisciplinary project includes a marine survey campaign, which involves Fugro’s newest FSSV65 offshore survey vessel, MV Fugro Brasilis, along with the multipurpose survey vessel, MV Geo Prospector, and an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV).

The geotechnical workscope includes jumbo piston coring and cone penetration testing together with data processing, whilst meteorological and oceanographic (metocean) data will be acquired during a 12 month measurement programme.

The presalt block off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state

Located in the deepwater Campos Basin, Block BM-C-33 is operated by Repsol Sinopec Brasil and its consortium partners are Statoil and Petrobras.

Water depths range from 2600 to 2900 m and the block lies approximately 200 km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state.

The contract value is approximately R 40 million and work is expected to commence in Q3, 2013.

Adapted from press release by Elizabeth Corner

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