FUGRO Supports Total Ultra-Deep Water Drilling Campaign With ROV Services

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Fugro has been awarded a contract by Total E&P Uruguay B.V. to support its drilling campaign offshore Uruguay.

The contract provides for ROV and tooling services in the Raya-1 field in 3,400 metres water depth. Fugro is supplying two state-of-the-art 200hp FCV 4000D work-class ROV systems and subsea tooling, which are installed on board the Maersk Venturer drilling ship, and a field support vessel.

FUGRO Supports Total Ultra-Deep Water Drilling Campaign With ROV Services

Drilling ship Maersk Venturer - Image courtesy: Alan Forrest

In addition to specialist tooling tasks, Fugro is performing a range of activities typically required during drilling operations such as bullseye checks, seabed survey, and general cleaning on and around the subsea BOP. Real-time video provided by Fugro and Total telecom network enables Total to observe critical operations from its onshore office should it be needed.

Raya-1 is the deepest well, by water depth, ever to be drilled. “Fugro’s top class intervention tooling is key to supporting Total in this world leading contract,” said Richard Mathieson, Fugro ROV Services Project Manager.

Read how Fugro provides subsea support during deepwater frontier drilling operations here

Source: Fugro