HOUSTON – Benthic, a global geosciences company, has been awarded a contract by Woodside Energy Ltd. to undertake an offshore geotechnical site investigation for the proposed Browse FLNG development off the northwest coast of Western Australia. The survey will assist with further understanding details of the seabed features of the Browse gas fields.
Operating from the vesselNor Captain, Benthic’s portable remotely operated drill (PROD) will complete in-situ testing and sampling, with penetration depths up to 100 m (328 ft) below the mudline, in water depths of 700 m (2,297 ft). PROD has executed three previous projects in adjacent sectors of the Browse fields, providing Woodside with real-time experience and knowledge of the fields’ seabed conditions.
The two-month geotechnical investigation is expected to begin mid-June.