Fugro’has completed the second of three Malaysian seep hunting and geochemical campaigns for Malaysian oil and gas company ‘Petronas’.
According to Fugro, the first campaign was conducted offshore Sabah, Malaysia, and took place between December 2018 and March 2019, using 2012 built Fugro Equator, which acquired geophysical data including multibeam echo sounder (MBES) and sub-bottom profiler (SBP) data used to interpret geologic features and optimize target selection for geochemical sampling.
The second campaign was located offshore Sarawak, Malaysia and began 8 May 2019 onboard the Fugro Equator.
Company said that, acquired geophysical data included over 15 000 km2 of multibeam echo sounder (MBES) data providing bathymetry, backscatter intensity, and water column information. More than 40 discreet water column anomalies, potential locations of active hydrocarbon seepage, were identified.
Using the MBES data in combination with over 3600 line-km of sub-bottom profiler data, Fugro and Petronas’ geoscientists identified 350 locations for coring and geochemical analysis.