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Benthic to undertake geotechnical investigations off Australian coast

Geosciences company Benthic has won two contracts to undertake offshore geotechnical site investigations for the proposed Browse floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) Development and the Greater Enfield Development located off the coast of Western Australia.

Benthic’s portable remotely operated drill (PROD3) will execute the projects consecutively from the Jaya Vigilant vessel.

Benthic will commence operations before the end of 2015 at the proposed Browse FLNG site. PROD3 will complete in-situ testing and sampling to identify the soil conditions and geotechnical properties of the soil. The drill will penetrate depths of up to 35m below the mudline in maximum water depths of 620m.

Following project completion, the Jaya Vigilant will travel to the Greater Enfield site to perform similar site investigations.

Following offshore operations, geotechnical data reports will be provided to site operator Woodside Energy.

Benthic has executed multiple projects in the region, including the 2014 Browse FLNG investigation to provide Woodside with in-depth knowledge of the region’s seabed conditions.

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