News

Fugro sets new depth record for seafloor drilling in Gulf of Mexico

Posted on 23 April 2015

dws-fugro-seafloor-drill-770px-1Fugro has set a new seafloor drill water depth record of 2,923 metres in the Gulf of Mexico.

The new water depth record of 2,923 metres (9,589 feet) was set while completing a combined sampling and piezocone penetration testing (PCPT) borehole to 62 metres (203 feet) below the seafloor.

dws-fugro-seabed-drill-350pxSeafloor Drill I
Achieved using its Seafloor Drill I, the single deployment in the Walker Ridge area of the Gulf of Mexico exceeded the previous water depth mark for seabed-based drilling technology.

Andrew Cooper, the Fugro Project Manager, was onboard the vessel for the record-breaking dive in early April 2015 and was pleased with the results. "The project team worked together to deliver a safe and productive operation while obtaining high quality data for our client", he explained.

Pioneer at deeper depths
Cooper: "Seafloor Drill I performed as expected in these water depths and we are excited to pioneer the deeper depths demanded by the offshore oil and gas industry."

Fugro also operates Seafloor Drill II which adds coiled tubing PCPT capability and automated handling of drill rods and tools during subsea operations.

Both seafloor drills are designed for offshore geotechnical and geohazard investigations.

This news item was originally published on the website of Fugro.


More information
Fugro
Leidschendam, the Netherlands
+31 70 311 1422
www.furgo.com

Twitter

Dutch Water Sector

@HollandWater

3 days ago

AIWW Conference 2019: Call for cases that illustrate new value chains in water sector. Submit your abstract or prop… https://t.co/2IylsSm4tn

Amsterdam International Water Week 2019

@AmsterdamIWW

3 days ago

RT @AmsterdamIWW: The @SarphatiAward is part of the #AIWW. Which entrepreneur or individual who made a breakthrough in the field of #sanita

Worldwide Projects

Upcoming Events