Fugro’s multi-purpose drilling, well intervention and geotechnical vessel, Fugro Synergy, is proving her capabilities on a multi-well intervention campaign which recently started in the Gulf of Mexico. The campaign involves utilization of a top-tensioned 6.625in riser and coiled tubing, and fieldwork for the contract is being undertaken jointly by the Cross Group and Fugro. It employs the expertise of both organizations, providing a safe, efficient and cost-effective field-proven MODU (mobile offshore drilling unit).
The vessel was designed and built specifically for well intervention services, and with her impressive technical specification, Fugro Synergy truly complements MODU-based operations. Complete with a top tension riser system, this allows through-riser intervention activities. “The tower on Fugro Synergy allows us to run pipe, as opposed to either using a crane over the side, or running riser-less well intervention equipment,” explained Kevin Bosley, managing director at Fugro Drilling and Well Services.
“The Cross Group’s 7in workover riser packages are being run from Fugro Synergy, with both of our organizations focused on providing joint capabilities for a total light well intervention solution,” said Bosley.
Built in 2009, Fugro Synergy has a successful track record that includes a 2013 well abandonment campaign for Cairn Energy in Greenland where four exploration wells were permanently plugged and abandoned; and a deep water well de-risking campaign in 2014 which involved geotechnical and associated pilot hole (drilling and logging) services at drilling locations and field developments offshore Mexico.
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