Fossil Energy – Geophysical Survey
A contract for a geophysical survey covering the Anning and Somerville field developments has been awarded to GEOxyz UK following a competitive tender and evaluation process.
In-situ geotechnical testing and laboratory testing of seabed samples taken from selected preferred platform and inter-field pipeline locations at the Anning and Somerville sites will be conducted.
The results of the geophysical survey will form a critical component of the Environmental Statement and understanding of the seabed and pipeline route conditions at the Anning and Somerville field locations required for the platform FEED jacket design verification.
It is expected that the Geo Ocean III, a 77 metre second generation Dynamic Positioning (DP2) Multi-Disciplined Offshore Survey Vessel, with specialist deep-push Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) and vibrocoring capability, will be mobilised to the Anning and Somerville field locations in April 2023.