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Fugro wraps up Gulf of Mexico surveys for Shell

first_imgDutch geophysical services provider Fugro has completed several deepwater geophysical surveys in the Gulf of Mexico for Shell.Fugro Brasilis; Source: FugroThe company said on Thursday that the project required data collection over multiple deepwater lease blocks in the greater Perdido and Mars development areas to support clearance of potential environmental, engineering, geological and archaeological hazards ahead of planned drilling activities.Fugro deployed a Hugin autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) from its purpose-built survey vessel, the Fugro Brasilis.The Hugin AUV is depth-rated to 3000 m and equipped with multibeam echosounder, side scan sonar and sub-bottom profiling sensors. As such, Fugro was able to acquire critical seabed information over the project area safely and efficiently, despite the challenging water depths, the company explained.Fugro also used a mix of onboard and in-house processing resources to meet an accelerated interpretation and reporting schedule.Shell Project Manager, Deanne Hargrave, said: “Shell’s 2019 AUV survey campaign onboard the Fugro Brasilis is another example of collaboration between Fugro and Shell to bring innovative technology and techniques to site investigations in ways that reduce HSSE exposure and survey duration, while simultaneously providing superior data quality and ancillary datasets.”Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

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Gardner heaps praise on Berahino

first_imgCraig Gardner insists West Brom star Saido Berahino has out-gunned Manchester United’s multi-million pound strikeforce. Berahino’s display against United added weight to growing calls for a senior England call up. Van Persie has netted twice for United this season while Monaco loanee Falcao – who started on the bench against the Baggies – has netted once in five games. And Gardner said Berahino outshone Louis Van Gaal’s strike duo, who have cost a combined £117million over their careers, on Monday. He said: “Yeah, I think so and he scored. Strikers are there to score goals and he scored and they didn’t. “He’s been brilliant. When he went through I just thought ‘2-1’. I was never in doubt because I see him day in day out. If he keeps his feet on the floor he’ll make a good career. “His all round game since I’ve been here has improved so much, he can free people up around him, he can hold the ball up, get in behind and he has a natural goalscoring instinct where he can get in positions where you see people like Falcao and Rooney. His record speaks for itself.” Berahino also netted in their 3-2 Capital One Cup win over Hull and has shouldered the goalscoring burden for the Baggies. Albion have six players on one goal – including record £10million summer buy Brown Ideye – but Gardner believes it does not matter who scores. “There’s no ‘I’ in team. We are helping him. We are putting the chances on a plate for him. If it’s not Saido it could be someone else,” said the midfielder. “As long as the team keeps scoring it doesn’t matter who is. Saido won’t get too big for his boots because we won’t let him.” England Under-21 international Berahino scored in the Baggies’ 2-2 draw with United on Monday as Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao struggled. It was the 21-year-old’s seventh goal of the season and he has scored six in the Barclays Premier League to be the division’s top English scorer. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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