Dutch offshore services provider has entered into a new alliance with Ground Structures Engineering Consultants Ltd. in Guyana to boost its marine site characterisation services for the oil and gas industry in the Republic of Guyana.
According to Fugro, the alliance will facilitate training for Guyanese citizens and support local economic development.
“By working with agencies in the Republic of Guyana, Fugro fulfils its commitment to support local economic development and, through relationships with local companies such as Ground Structures, facilitates training and maximises job opportunities for Guyanese citizens. As part of this new working relationship, Fugro will provide onsite training at its state-of-the-art accredited laboratory in Houston, Texas, USA to cross-train soil technicians to meet industry standards,” Fugro said.
What is more, Fugro also said it would provide essential offshore experience to Ground Structures’ certified soil technicians who will support a geotechnical campaign recently awarded to Fugro by Exxon’s subsidiary Esso Exploration and Production, Guyana Limited.
The marine site characterisation project is scheduled to begin in April 2017 and the Ground Structures technicians will work alongside Fugro personnel onboard its deepwater geotechnical vessel, Fugro Explorer, Fugro said.
The Republic of Guyana has been placed on the offshore energy map after recent oil discoveries made by ExxonMobil.