Under a contract awarded by Technip, Fugro is to provide offshore survey and positioning services at the Kaombo oil development offshore Angola. Fugro will provide offshore deepwater survey and positioning services to a total of seven installation vessels and construction support vessels. The number of vessels as well as the stringent schedule for the work requires complex simultaneous operations.
Described by operator, Total as 'a new frontier in Angolan oil and gas,' Kaombo is a landmark project that presents significant geological and technical challenges. Located in ultra-deep water (up to 2,000 metres), it features pre-lay and as-built surveys, ultra-accurate subsea positioning and metrologies using the largest subsea transponder array ever deployed.