Fugro Positions Jackup in Alaska's Cook Inlet

Offshore survey company Fugro Chance Inc. recently expanded operations by completing positioning projects in Cook Inlet, Alaska.

Utilizing Fugro's navigation tools, the company positioned a jackup rig onto the first exploratory well drilled in Cook Inlet during the last 18 years. Fugro's proprietary navigation tools such as STARFIX.NAV, a comprehensive graphic, positioning and navigation system, was used on the project. Fugros scanning sonar technology, a premier service developed for seafloor site investigations, was also utilized to safely assist the rig onto its final location. Rig downtime during survey operations was greatly reduced, as the STARFIX system did not require the addition of land-based survey stations for position calculations.

With the assistance of sister company Fugro GeoServices, Inc., with office locations along the Gulf Coast as well as Anchorage, Fugro Chance participated in the setting of anchors for a decommissioning vessel after the anchor sites were cleared using scanning sonar technology.

Continuing with the tradition of being a "call-out" service company, Fugro Chance was able to quickly mobilize personnel and equipment to Alaska from offices on the Gulf Coast with little advance notice.