Benthic wins geotechnical investigation contract from Statoil

Benthic, a geosciences company form Houston, has been awarded a contract by Statoil Canada Ltd for an offshore geotechnical investigation in the Flemish Pass region off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. 

According to Benthic, the contract includes the provision of geotechnical services required by Statoil to determine the slope stability, preliminary geological model and preliminary design parameters of the Flemish Pass area.

The company said that their PROD2 (Portable Remotely Operated Drill), operating from the Maersk Chancellor, will perform rotary drilling and piston coring, in-situ testing and the installation of Piezometers in water depths up to 1,200 meters.

It is further disclosed in the press release that the laboratory testing and geotechnical data reports will be provided through a subcontract with the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, (NGI), following the completion of offshore operations.

Benthic said that operations will begin in July 2015.

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