Fugro Scout completes work offshore Middle East

Offshore staff

LEIDSCHENDAM, the Netherlands –- Fugro Scout, Fugro’s new 83-m (272-ft) ultra-deepwater geotechnical drilling vessel, has completed its first project in the Middle East.

Since completing its Persian Gulf project, Fugro said the vessel has been successfully deployed in the Arabian Sea and the Red Sea, completing several geotechnical and geophysical survey scopes for various clients. The vessel is currently in transit to the Netherlands to execute a geotechnical survey for an offshore windfarm in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.

The new vessel is specifically designed to address the varied demands of both the shallow and deep water survey markets, Fugro said. With a twin tower drilling derrick over a centrally located moonpool, the Fugro Scout supports automated pipe and tool handling equipment to promote safe drill floor operations.

A large soil laboratory provides an open plan working environment for geotechnical operators; other equipment includes both downhole and seabed sampling and testing systems rated for 3,000 m (9,842 ft) water depth. The vessel is equipped with a dynamic positioning station holding capability (DP-2) and is built to Comfort Class COMF-V(3) standards, with quarters for up to 60 operational staff.

A large soil laboratory provides an open plan working environment for geotechnical operators; other equipment includes both downhole and seabed sampling and testing systems rated for 3,000 m (9,842 ft) water depth. The vessel is equipped with a dynamic positioning station holding capability (DP-2) and is built to Comfort Class COMF-V(3) standards, with quarters for up to 60 operational staff.

10/05/2015

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