Benthic has been awarded two contracts by Woodside to undertake offshore geotechnical site investigations for the proposed Browse floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) Development and the Greater Enfield Development located off the coast of Western Australia. Benthic’s PROD3 (Portable Remotely Operated Drill) will execute the projects consecutively from the Jaya Vigilant.
Benthic will begin operations in the fourth quarter of 2015 at the proposed Browse FLNG Development site. PROD3 will complete in-situ testing and sampling to identify the soil conditions and geotechnical properties of the soil. PROD will penetrate to depths of up to 115 feet (35 meters) below the mudline in maximum water depths of 2,034 feet (620 meters).