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To Harness the North Sea Winds, We Must Understand its Complicated Seabed Geology

Dec 22, 2021

For any country blessed with easy access to the shallow and windy North Sea, offshore wind will be key to meeting net zero targets. Developing these wind farms is partly a challenge for engineers, but it but also depends on the geology beneath the seabed – and that’s where geoscientists like us come in. As the industry collects more data, the seabed geology is proving to be far more complicated, and revealing…

Denmark’s Energy Islands: Fugro Wins Cable Route Survey Deal

Jan 18, 2022

Dutch offshore survey specialist Fugro has won a contract with Danish grid operator Energinet in relation to the Energy Island that will be built in the Danish North Sea to serve as an offshore power plant distributing up to 10 GW of offshore wind to Denmark and other neighboring markets…

Norway: Funding Granted for Deep-sea Mineral Core Sampling Tech

Nov 24, 2021

Adepth Minerals, a Norwegian deep-sea mineral exploration firm, has received a NOK 11.7 million (about $1,3 million) grant from Innovation Norway, triggering investment in FlexiCore technology and enabling the collection of deep-sea mineral core samples in 2022…

Fugro Wins Two Site Survey Deals for Denmark’s Energy Island

Nov 08, 2021

Dutch offshore survey services company Fugro has won two geotechnical site investigation contracts with Energinet for Denmark’s proposed Energy Island project.The artificial island will be located 80 km offshore in the North Sea and act as a hub connecting the surrounding offshore wind turbines…

Providence Completes Barryroe Site Survey

Nov 04, 2021

Ireland-based oil and gas company Providence Resources has completed a seabed, shallow geophysical, and environmental baseline survey over the K Well drilling location of the Barryroe field.The Barryroe field lies in approximately 100-meter water depth in the North Celtic Sea Basin and is located c…

Providence Resources Starts Barryroe Site Survey

Oct 26, 2021

Irish oil and gas company Providence Resources has started a well site survey over the block containing its undeveloped Barryroe oil and gas field in the North Celtic Sea Basin, located c. 50km off the south coast of Ireland.'Providence is pleased…

Fugro Wraps Final Survey Phase over Shell's High-Impact North Sea Well Site

Oct 22, 2021

Fugro has completed a site survey over Shell's planned high-impact Pensacola offshore exploration well in the Southern North Sea, off the UK, ahead of the planned drilling in 2022.Deltic Energy, Shell's partner in the offshore license containing the Pensacola prospect…

Xodus Buys Ocean Geo Solutions

Oct 05, 2021

Energy industry consultancy Xodus has bought Houston-based data interpretation consultancy Ocean Geo Solutions (OGS), adding capabilities in geophysical data processing, interpretation, and reporting.OGS assesses seabed and subsurface conditions…

Shell, Deltic Complete Site Survey at High-impact North Sea Well Site

Sep 20, 2021

Shell has completed the geophysical site survey over the planned Pensacola exploration well location on Licence P2252 in the Southern North Sea, off the UK, Shell's partner Deltic Energy said Monday.The survey was conducted by Fugro. Data collection…

Fugro to Conduct Surveys Over Future Offshore Wind Farm Sites in Germany

Aug 18, 2021

Dutch offshore survey services firm Fugro has won a contract to carry out geophysical investigations for Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH)).'The award is in line with the…

Ocean Infinity Buys Geowynd

Aug 12, 2021

Marine robotics company Ocean Infinity said Thursday it had acquired marine geotechnics experts, Geowynd.Based in the UK, with clients all over Europe, Geowynd’s team of geotechnical engineers provides consultancy services to aid the safe and…

La Gan Wind Taps Fugro, Partners for Geotechnical Survey Off Vietnam

Jul 20, 2021

Offshore wind developer La Gan Wind, owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), Asiapetro, and Novasia, has awarded an offshore geotechnical contract to a consortium led by Vietsovpetro, PTSC G&S, and Fugro.The award is part of CIP’s…

Erebus Floating Wind Farm: Geotechnical Investigations Start

Jun 08, 2021

Blue Gem Wind, the joint venture between TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Energy, has begun geotechnical investigations on the Angle Peninsula in Wales, to examine the onshore cable route for its planned Erebus floating wind farm.The work, which began in late May…

MMT Surveying 'Beacon Wind' Cable Route

Jun 04, 2021

Equinor has awarded Ocean Infinity's MMT a contract for export cable route surveys for the ‘Beacon Wind’ offshore wind farm in the U.S.MMT is performing a combination of geophysical, geotechnical, environmental, and benthic surveys along the export route of Beacon Wind sites 1 and 2…

Shell Taps Fugro for Pensacola Site Survey in Preparation for 2022 Drilling

May 24, 2021

Shell has hired Fugro to carry out geophysical and geotechnical site survey works over the Pensacola prospect in the UK North Sea, in preparation for the drilling of the Pensacola exploration well.The piece of news on the survey was shared by…

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