From the Field
Fugro snags geochemical Honduras deal
TEGUCIGALPA, August 3, 2015 – In anticipation of discovering oil and gas in Honduras’ offshore, BG International Limited Sucursal Honduras has awarded Fugro with a survey deal for the Patuca Basin. MV Fugro Brasilis, Fugro’s survey vessel measuring 65 metres, already began work in July 2015.
This survey includes a two-month integrated multibeam echosounder survey. This will allow BG International to identify, sample and analyse hydrocarbons seeps as well as to select a number of locations for further geochemical sampling. As part of the agreement, the Dutch multinational will also carry out a seabed coring campaign to collect about 200 seabed cores and 15 heat flow measurements. Both the survey and the campaign will cover an estimated 10,000 square kilometres.
“This latest geochemical campaign is a cost-effective way to explore frontier areas for hydrocarbons potential and will provide BG with robust data for future exploration and production work,” said Jamshid Gharib, exploration manager at Fugro GeoConsulting.