From the Field
Fugro hired for Eni Angola offshore surveys
LUANDA, March 2, 2021 – Eni Angola has contracted Dutch offshore geotechnical survey provider Fugro for geotechnical and environmental surveys offshore Angola at the Agogo field and for New Gas Consortium activities in the near shore.
The surveys are to take place until May 2021, the Dutch company said on Monday, confirming that two of its vessels are already active in the region.
Multipurpose survey vessel the Fugro Scout, designed for seabed sampling and in situ testing in water depths up to 3,000 metres, has started a deepwater environmental survey to acquire, analyse and interpret sediment and water samples from Eni Angola’s Agogo field development.
Meanwhile, the Fugro Helmert will conduct a route survey in Angola’s near-shore areas, providing environmental, geotechnical and geophysical surveys to allow Eni Angola to calculate the best installation route and optimise cable burial protection for the New Gas Consortium.
For the latest on Eni’s activity in Angola, read our interview with managing director Matteo Bacchini.