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Apsara oil field : Fugro wins geotechnical contract for Cambodian oil project

Dutch geo-data specialist Fugro has bagged a geotechnical contract for the Apsara oil field in the Cambodian part of the Gulf of Thailand from Singaporean oil and gas company KrisEnergy.

Located in Cambodia Block A and spread over the unproduced geological basin – Khmer Basin, the Apsara oilfield represents the first hydrocarbon development in Cambodia.

Under its contract, Fugro will undertake a geotechnical investigation to support the design and installation phases of the mini phase 1A development of the Cambodian oil project.

Vladimir Lavie – Senior Geophysicist for KrisEnergy, said: “We thank our colleagues at Fugro for working with us on this historic project. This site investigation will be yet another milestone in the 2020 realisation of the Apsara oil field.

“We’ve already completed our geophysical surveys, and Fugro’s geotechnical investigation will provide the final set of geomechanical information needed to derisk the design, installation and operation of our project.”

The Dutch geo-data specialist will carry out the work using the Fugro Mariner drill ship. Fugro will be responsible for executing shallow gas pilot-hole drilling, geotechnical sample boreholes and cone penetration tests for the mini phase 1A of the Cambodian oil project.

Apsara oil field : Fugro wins geotechnical contract for Cambodian oil project

Apsara oil field : Fugro wins geotechnical contract for Cambodian oil project. Photo courtesy of พงษ์ดนัย ทองเกษม from Pixabay.

Jerry Paisley – Fugro Business Line Director of Asia Pacific Region, commenting on the Apsara oil field contract, said: “It is a pleasure to return to Cambodia, where our involvement in the Block A exploration goes back to 2006, when we supported the drilling of the initial exploration wells.

“KrisEnergy has been our valued client since their establishment in 2009 and part of our success is owed to our unique ‘Triple A’ approach, where we acquire, analyse and advise on Geo-data across the full project life cycle”.

In December 2019, KrisEnergy reported the cutting of the first steel for the minimum facilities wellhead platform for the Apsara oilfield at a facility of Profab in Indonesia.

Profab, a subsidiary of National Oilwell Varco, holds the contract for the supply of the minimum facilities wellhead platform for the Cambodian oil project.

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