Fugro has been awarded a contract by BG International Ltd. Sucursal Honduras to conduct an integrated multibeam echosounder (MBES) survey and seabed coring campaign over its offshore acreage (block) in the Honduran Caribbean.
As part of BG’s exploration license commitments, the campaign will map the seafloor to interpret, identify, sample and analyze potential hydrocarbon seeps. Fugro’s modern 65m survey vessel, MV Fugro Brasilis, commenced the two-month mapping and interpretation portion in July 2015.
The MBES and seabed coring program will cover an area of the Patuca basin in excess of 10,000sq km in the northern part of the block. Features of interest will be identified and evaluated during the MBES survey to generate a final set of locations to target for precision geochemical sampling. The coring phase will follow to collect approximately 200 seabed cores and 15 heat flow measurements.
“This latest geochemical campaign is a cost-effective way to explore frontier areas for hydrocarbon potential and will provide BG with robust data for future exploration and production work,” said Jamshid Gharib, exploration manager at Fugro GeoConsulting.
Image:MV Fugro Brasilis/Judith Patten Public Relations