Fugro Completes First Stage Investigation in North Field

Dutch geo-data specialist, Fugro, has completed the first phase of its multidisciplinary offshore site investigation for Qatargas’ North Field Production Sustainability’s Compression Phase, according to a press release.

The completion of phase one, which was started in March 2020, marks the end of the geophysical scoping. The next phase of the project will oversee the geotechnical scope and will be carried out in August 2020.  

Gerard Ferreira, Fugro’s Director for Marine Geophysics in the Middle East, said: “Continuing from previous projects for Qatargas’ North Field Production, this latest project benefits from more efficient processing and in-country mobilization of assets, demonstrating how we constantly strive to improve our services for clients such as Qatargas to provide sustainable solutions in an ever-changing industry.”

Once the necessary scoping procedures have been carried out, comprising a bathymetric and geophysical survey and a geotechnical appraisal of the soils encountered, the results will be used to optimize jacket platform pile foundation design and cable-route engineering in the North Field.  

The North Field is the largest non-associated gas field in the world and is located off the North coast of Qatar.