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Fugro to hunt offshore Brazilian hydrocarbon seep

Fugro is to use two purpose-built vessels to hunt for hydrocarbon seeps, off the coast of Brazil.

Working for TGS, a geoscience data company, Fugro will be surveying approximately 200,000km² to identify and recommend the most prospective locations to target for geochemical sampling.

Using two vessels - Fugro Brasilis and Fugro Searcher – deployed to acquire high-resolution multibeam echosounder and sub-bottom profiler data in the Campos and Santos Basins.

Fugro’s global product manager for seep hunting and geochemical campaigns Jim Gharib said: “Integrating our high-resolution modern multibeam systems with our expert interpreters enhances the services we provide for our clients.

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Fugro has reported increased confidence in identifying seabed expressions of hydrocarbon seeps

“We have been operating in Brazil for more than two decades, providing a wide variety of geotechnical, survey, subsea and geoscience services, principally for the deepwater oil and gas industry,” he added.

Findings from the survey will be used by energy companies to help optimise and refine their exploration and development activities in the region.

The survey will mirror TGS’s 2016-2017 Gigante and Otos projects in the Gulf of Mexico in which Fugro provided similar services.

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