Fugro awarded geotechnical contract for KrisEnergy’s Apsara field

Source: press release, 28 January 2020

The dedicated drill ship, ‘Fugro Mariner’
The dedicated drill ship, ‘Fugro Mariner’ (photo: Fugro)

Fugro has been awarded a geotechnical contract for Apsara oil field in Block A, offshore Cambodia, as part of the nation’s first hydrocarbon development.

The Apsara field lies over the Khmer Basin, an unproduced geological basin in Cambodian maritime waters in the Gulf of Thailand.

Fugro will carry out a geotechnical investigation to support the design and installation phases of the Apsara Mini Phase 1A development. The work will be performed using their dedicated drill ship, the Fugro Mariner, and will comprise shallow gas pilot-hole drilling, and geotechnical sample boreholes and cone penetration tests.

“It is a pleasure to return to Cambodia, where our involvement in the Block A exploration goes back to 2006, when we supported the drilling of the initial exploration wells,” remarks Jerry Paisley, Fugro’s Business Line Director, Asia Pacific Region. “KrisEnergy has been our valued client since their establishment in 2009 and part of our success is owed to our unique ‘Triple A’ approach, where we acquire, analyse and advise on Geo-data across the full project life cycle.”

Vladimir Lavie, Senior Geophysicist for KrisEnergy, comments, “We thank our colleagues at Fugro for working with us on this historic project. This site investigation will be yet another milestone in the 2020 realisation of the Apsara oil field. We’ve already completed our geophysical surveys, and Fugro’s geotechnical investigation will provide the final set of geomechanical information needed to de-risk the design, installation and operation of our project.”

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