LEIDSCHENDAM, the Netherlands – Statoil Petroleum AS and Gassco AS have awarded the 2015 annual pipeline inspection contract to Fugro. The contract covers inspection of defined sections of subsea pipelines between Norway and continental Europe: Europipe 1, Europipe 2, Franpipe, Zeepipe, and Norpipe. Inspection of pipeline sections for production fields in Norwegian waters is also included in the scope of work.
Fugro will use its Echo Surveyor Hugin 1000 AUV equipped with EM2040 multi-beam echosounder and EdgeTech Full Spectrum 120 & 410 kHz side scan sonar. The AUV will be deployed from Fugro’s multi-purpose survey vesselGeo Prospector.
The inspection survey is scheduled to commence in May and the confirmed workscope has an estimated duration of 30 days.