BSP’s Project Lead Bilman Pardomuan Hutabarat said: “This campaign was the first deepwater survey project for Shell in Brunei and its success will lead to many more deepwater programs.”
The survey was performed in August in water depths of 600 m (1,968 ft) using the Fugro Equator, a geophysical survey vessel, and the Fugro ES-V AUV. It was completed with zero HSSE incidents.
The survey results will help in planning a drilling program, and will provide key inputs for engineering and design studies for pipeline routing and subsea structures in future deepwater field developments.
Following the site survey, BSP subsequently awarded Fugro the associated geotechnical site investigation and geoconsultancy contract. The project included a review of the geophysical data and desktop study to assist BSP in defining its geotechnical scope of work.
The deepwater geotechnical drilling vessel Fugro Voyager completed the fieldwork in October 2019, also with zero HSSE incidents.