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Benthic awarded Australian site investigation contracts by Woodside

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The global geosciences company, Benthic, has announced that it has been awarded two contracts by Woodside Energy to carry out geotechnical site investigations for both the proposed Browse floating LNG (FLNG) Development and the Greater Enfield Development. Both sites are off the coast of Western Australia. Benthic will carry out the investigations using its Portable Remotely Operated Drill (PROD3), and will perform both studies from the Jaya Vigilant vessel.

At the Browse site, operations will include in-situ testing and sampling to identify soil conditions and their geotechnical properties, and will commence in late 2015. Specifically, PROD3 will operate in a maximum depth of 620 m, and will penetrate to depths of up to 35 m below the mud line. Following this, the Jaya Vigilant will travel to the Greater Enfield Development site to execute a similar operation. Following these operations, Woodside will be provided with the geotechnical data reports.

Steve Pywell, the CEO of Benthic, said: “PROD’s previous success working in the Browse Gas Field and its adjacent sectors provides confidence that the site investigations will be executed to Woodside’s full satisfaction.

“Benthic is pleased to have a strong working relationship with Woodside and looks forward to executing these two projects.”

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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