GMGS hires Fugro for gas hydrate research in South China Sea

Fugro, a Dutch provider of geotechnical and survey services, has been awarded a contract by Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey (GMGS) for gas hydrate investigation on the Northern Continental Slope of the South China Sea.

Fugro said on Wednesday that the contract was valued at approximately $40 million and that the project was expected to begin in the second quarter of 2018.

This is the fifth gas hydrate field research program that Fugro will undertake for GMGS. The two companies have worked together in this field of research since 2007.

According to Fugro, gas hydrates – “frozen” gas-water solids resembling ice – may be an important source of future energy.

Operated from drilling vessel, Fugro Voyager, the site characterization program comprises logging while drilling, pressure coring, and geotechnical sampling.

The report and assessment of gas hydrate reservoir volumes delivered by Fugro will be used by GMGS to plan China’s second gas hydrate marine production test scheduled for 2019.

Jerry Paisley, Fugro’s director for marine site characterization in the Asia Pacific region, said: “We are pleased to be re-appointed to execute further exploration work in the South China Sea and to continue our long-standing relationship with GMGS. Fugro has been involved in many of the world’s major gas hydrate field programmes to date, providing technical advice, specialized tools, laboratory analyses, and vessels.”

In recent company news, Fugro won a long-term contract earlier this month for the provision of rig positioning services to Norwegian oil major Statoil.

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

Events>

<< Dec 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 1 2 3 4 5 6

Fuel Cell Expo 2019

FC EXPO is world’s largest show for hydrogen & fuel cell…

read more >

LNG Bunkering Summit 2019

LNG Bunkering Summit will cover the obstacles facing both the shipping and port communities…

read more >

Egypt Petroleum Show

This event will feature 500+ regional & international exhibiting companies from over 35 countries…

read more >

IoT in Oil & Gas 2019

The IoT in Oil & Gas 2019 Conference will continue to focus on helping operators…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply