Benthic, a global geosciences company, announced Monday that it has been awarded two contracts by Woodside to undertake offshore geotechnical site investigations for the proposed Browse floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) Development and the Greater Enfield Development located off the coast of Western Australia. Benthic’s PROD3 (Portable Remotely Operated Drill) will execute the projects consecutively from the Jaya Vigilant.
Benthic will begin operations in the fourth quarter of 2015 at the proposed Browse FLNG Development site. PROD3 will complete in-situ testing and sampling to identify the soil conditions and geotechnical properties of the soil. PROD will penetrate to depths of up to 115 feet (35 meters) below the mudline in maximum water depths of 2,034 feet (620 meters). Following project completion, the Jaya Vigilant will transit to the Greater Enfield Development site to perform similar site investigation services. PROD has successfully executed multiple projects in the region, including the 2014 Browse FLNG investigation, providing Woodside with substantial experience and knowledge of the region’s seabed conditions. Following offshore operations, geotechnical data reports will be provided to Woodside.
“PROD’s previous success working in the Browse Gas Field and its adjacent sectors provides confidence that the site investigations will be executed to Woodside’s full satisfaction,” stated Steve Pywell, CEO. “Benthic is pleased to have a strong working relationship with Woodside and looks forward to executing these two projects.”
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