Fugro hits IRM deal in Australia
As seen in WorldOil Fugro has been awarded a contract from INPEX Operations Australia for subsea services to be executed across the Ichthys facilities in the Timor Sea, located approximately 220 km from the coast of Western Australia. INPEX is Japan’s largest oil and gas E&P company.
The five-year contract encompasses field operations support, inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) services and will run for five years, with options to extend. Fugro will provide all services through its office in Perth. The work will be performed under Fugro’s QHSE system, which is in accordance with industry leading QHSE and operational standards.
“This IRM contract fits well within our asset integrity business line, which centers around inspection and monitoring services, supporting optimal utilization and longevity of our clients’ infrastructure,” Mark Heine, divisional director marine and a member of the board of management, said.
Related News: Fugro bags Total E&P Uruguay contract
Fugro has been awarded a contract by Total E&P Uruguay to support its drilling campaign offshore Uruguay. The contract provides for ROV and tooling services in Raya-1 field, which has a water depth of 3,400 m reports Worldoil
Fugro is supplying two state-of-the-art 200 hp FCV 4000D work-class ROV systems and subsea tooling, which are installed on board the Maersk Venturer drillship, and a field support vessel.
In addition to specialist tooling tasks, Fugro is performing a range of activities typically required during drilling operations, such as bullseye checks, seabed survey, and general cleaning on and around the subsea BOP. Real-time video provided by Fugro and the Total telecom network will enable Total to observe critical operations, should the need arise, from its onshoreoffice.
Raya-1 is the deepest well, by water depth, ever to be drilled.
“Fugro’s top class intervention tooling is key to supporting Total in this world-leading contract,” said Richard Mathieson, ROV services project manager, Fugro.
Related News:Fugro finally seal up Ghana metocean acquisition
Fugro has completed a 33-month period of metocean data acquisition for Hess Ghana Exploration Limited. Measurements were made at three locations in an area offshore western Ghana known as the Deepwater Tano/Cape Three Points Block, in water depths of approximately 2,400 m. The data are to be used by Hess in support of its operations in Ghana.
A Fugro-manufactured Wavescan buoy was deployed to measure waves, currents and meteorological and seawater parameters, with real-time data displayed on a project-specific webpage that was accessed by Hess via a secure log-in. A long mooring was deployed, measuring current profiles over the complete water depth, as well as seawater temperature and salinity. Fugro also deployed a short mooring to acquire near seabed currents. Data from both current moorings were stored on board the instruments’ internal memories and recovered during each of the service visits, which were at three-month intervals.
Over the life of the project, Fugro utilized vessels from its fleet, including theFugro Frontier, to accomplish the nine site visits required, as well as vessels from the spot market. With the aim of pro-active cost reductions, vessel and personnel mobilizations were minimized by combining site visits with other Fugro operations in the region. After each service visit the metocean measurements were processed, analyzed and reported to provide Hess with quality controlled data detailing the metocean conditions in the area.