Fugro undertakes surveys for the Hail and Ghasha gas development

Fugro carrying out geophysical and geotechnical studies at ADNOC's giant sour gas field project.

A Fugro self-elevating platform for geotechnical work
A Fugro self-elevating platform for geotechnical work

Fugro has commenced a programme of geophysical and geotechnical surveys for Artelia, Abu Dhabi as part of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s (ADNOC) Hail and Ghasha development.

Located offshore in the Arabian Gulf, the Hail and Ghasha gas development is part of ADNOC’s largest sour gas field project.

In order to meet the fast track schedule, Fugro located to the Ghasha field with specialised equipment including self-elevating platforms for geotechnical work and crew accommodation. In the Hail field, an inter-tidal shoal area, it is conducting surveys with amphibious buggies while in deeper water, marine geophysical and bathymetric surveys are being performed using its survey vessel, Fugro Proteus.

“We’re meeting the requirements of this key project with our expertise in both geotechnical site investigation and marine survey,” explained Chris Arnott, Fugro’s Project Delivery Manager. “The geotechnical workscope includes boreholes, grab samples, vibrocores, cone penetration tests, pressuremeters and down hole seismic.” Bathymetric, multibeam echo sounder, tide gauges, ultra high resolution seismic sub-bottom profiling, magnetometer and side scan sonar make up the geophysical survey activities at the site.

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