Mobilization of PROD3 (portable remotely operated drill) onto theMV Sable Chouest commenced in Niteroi on Nov. 23, 2018 and field operations are expected to be completed by April 2019.
The offshore work scope includes the collection of soil samples in depths ranging from 6 m to 60 m (20 ft to 197 ft), CPT testing, box coring and ROV work including feature and sub-bottom profiler confirmations. A coral survey and inspection, along with the installation of a cathodic protection system on four existing wellheads will be executed. Last, standpipe piezometers will be installed for logging pore pressure over a one-year minimum period.
Following onshore and offshore laboratory testing, analyses and interpretation, the data will be used to determine slope stability and geohazard feasibility assessments, as well as geotechnical design (concept studies). Operations will take place in water depths ranging from 2,100 m to 2,900 m (6,890 ft to 9,514 ft).