Fugro GEOS to conduct Browse basin metocean study

Woodside has awarded Fugro GEOS a contract for a year-long metocean study along a proposed pipeline route that will run from the Browse LNG development to the planned Kimberley LNG precinct at James Price Point in Western Australia.

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PERTH, Australia -- Woodside has awarded Fugro GEOS a contract for a year-long metocean study along a proposed pipeline route that will run from the Browse LNG development to the planned Kimberley LNG precinct at James Price Point in Western Australia.

The contract covers an onshore meteorological measurement program and a nearshore and offshore metocean measurement program. The company will install a 30-m (98-ft) onshore meteorological tower to measure meteorological parameters and air quality, establishing onsite baselines. Iridium links will transmit and upload data from the tower’s sensors to a secure website for client retrieval.

Fugro GEOS will deploy approximately 20 current meter moorings in water depths between 8 m and 200 m (26 to 656 ft) as well as two Fugro Oceanor Wavescan buoys (with dual met masts and loggers), three directional waveriders (DWR's), long period wave recorders, tide gauges, and surface current drifters. Several current meter moorings will include thermistor measurements to support the detection of solitons (internal waves).

11/20/2009

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