Fugro Awarded Contract in China for Gas Hydrate Research
Fugro Awarded Contract in China for Gas Hydrate Research
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Fugro Awarded Contract in China for Gas Hydrate Research
26 February 2018
Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey (GMGS) awarded Fugro a contract for gas hydrate investigation on the Northern Continental Slope of the South China Sea. The contract is valued

at approximately $40 million and the project is expected to begin in 2Q 2018.

This is the fifth gas hydrate field research program that Fugro will undertake for GMGS and the two companies have worked together in this field of research since 2007. Gas

hydrates, “frozen” gas-water solids resembling ice, may be an important source of future energy.

Operated from drilling vessel, Fugro Voyager, the site characterization program comprises logging while drilling, pressure coring, and geotechnical sampling. The report and

assessment of gas hydrate reservoir volumes delivered by Fugro will be used by GMGS to plan China’s second gas hydrate marine production test scheduled for 2019.

“We are pleased to be reappointed to execute further exploration work in the South China Sea and to continue our long-standing relationship with GMGS,” Jerry Paisley, Fugro’s

director for marine site characterization in the Asia Pacific Region, said. “Fugro has been involved in many of the world’s major gas hydrate field programs to date, providing

technical advice, specialized tools, laboratory analyses, and vessels.”

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