• Careers
  • Fugro Global
  • Global

Fugro completes geohazard site investigation activity on Block 58 in Suriname

Fugro has finalised fieldwork on a site investigation programme for TotalEnergies off the north-west coast of Paramaribo in Block 58 of the Guyana-Suriname Basin.

27 Sep 2021
Houston, Texas, USA
Autonomous underwater vehicle

The project sits approximately 150 km offshore in water depths ranging from 60 m to 2100 m and involves acquisition and analysis of geophysical data and geotechnical soil samples. Fugro will use this information to characterise site conditions and identify potential geohazards, helping the client to derisk potential development activities.

The nearly 7-month-long field programme was accomplished from the Fugro Brasilis using an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) for most of the geophysical data collection and piston and box corers for the seabed soil sampling. This approach was informed by 20 years of experience in the region, including the collection of nearly 15,000 line kilometres of geophysical data and dozens of soil core samples in the Guyana-Suriname basin. To streamline project delivery and reduce the carbon footprint, Fugro performed initial data processing and laboratory testing onboard the vessel.

“This work represents one of Fugro’s largest site characterisation programmes in the region over the past several years,” said Brian Hottman, Fugro's director for the Caribbean and Pacific South America. “Our history in the region and our shared commitment to safety, sustainability and local content is adding value to the project and helping our client meet their responsible resource development goals for Block 58.”

For more information

Media

Edward Legierse
Contact

+31 (0) 70 31 11147

Investors

Catrien van Buttingha Wichers
Contact

+31 (0) 70 31 15335

 

Share this page

Learn about Fugro

Case studies

Explore our global expertise in this collection of real-world projects where we illustrate solutions for clients across many industry sectors.

More information

Fugro World

Regular articles providing insight and thought leadership on industry trends, challenges and innovations.

More information

Press Releases

Browse the latest press releases from Fugro to learn about our investor announcements and the quarterly financial figures.

More information

Keep up to date with the latest news and stories from Fugro, direct to your inbox