FUGRO commences multidisciplinary project to support development of significant presalt block

Drill ships, Energy, Oceanology — By on October 3, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Fugro BrasilisUnder 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 Brasil and its associated export route(s).

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 twelve-month measurement programme.

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 2, 600 to 2, 900 metres and the block lies approximately 200 kilometres off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state.

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


Fugro creates value by acquiring and interpreting Earth and engineering data and by supporting its clients with the design, construction, installation, repair and maintenance of their infrastructure. Fugro works predominantly in energy and infrastructure markets offshore and onshore, employing approximately 12, 500 employees in over sixty countries. In 2012 Fugro’s revenues amounted to € 2.2 billion, it is listed on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam and is included in the AEX-Index.


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