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Fugro Completes Geohazard Site Investigation Activity on Block 58 in Suriname

Fugro has finalized fieldwork on a site investigation program for TotalEnergies off the north-west coast of Paramaribo in Block 58 of the Guyana-Suriname Basin.

The project sits approximately 150 km offshore in water depths ranging from 60 m to 2100 m and involves acquisition and analysis of geophysical data and geotechnical soil samples. Fugro will use this information to characterize site conditions and identify potential geohazards, helping the client to derisk potential development activities.

The nearly 7-month-long field program was accomplished from the Fugro Brasilis using an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) for most of the geophysical data collection and piston and box corers for the seabed soil sampling. This approach was informed by 20 years of experience in the region, including the collection of nearly 15,000 line kilometers of geophysical data and dozens of soil core samples in the Guyana-Suriname basin. To streamline project delivery and reduce the carbon footprint, Fugro performed initial data processing and laboratory testing onboard the vessel.

“This work represents one of Fugro’s largest site characterization programs in the region over the past several years,” said Brian Hottman, Fugro's director for the Caribbean and Pacific South America. “Our history in the region and our shared commitment to safety, sustainability and local content is adding value to the project and helping our client meet their responsible resource development goals for Block 58.”

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