Benthic said it has been awarded a contract by Woodside Energy to undertake an offshore geotechnical site investigation for the proposed Browse floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) development off the North West coast of Western Australia.
The survey will assist with further understanding details of the seabed features of the Browse gas fields.
Operating from the vessel Nor Captain, Benthic’s PROD (Portable Remotely Operated Drill) will complete in-situ testing and sampling, with penetration depths up to 100 meters below the mudline, in water depths of 700 meters. PROD has successfully executed 3 previous projects in adjacent sectors of the Browse Fields providing Woodside with real time experience and knowledge of the fields’ seabed conditions.
The 2 month geotechnical investigation is expected to commence mid-June.
Press Release, June 2, 2014; Image: Solstad