Benthic to perform geological survey offshore Tanzania

benthicBenthic will deploy its Portable Remotely Operated Drill (PROD) for its offshore Tanzania survey. (Image source: Benthic)Statoil has awarded Benthic geotechnical site investigation services contract for Block 2 located offshore Tanzania

Benthic’s Portable Remotely Operated Drill (PROD), operating from the DPII Jaya Valour platform supply vessel, will perform a site investigation survey and retrieve core samples in water depths of up to 2,900 metres.

In addition, further key equipment will be deployed to gather additional information if requested by Statoil, the geosciences company added.

Greg Fyffe, vice-president of operations ofBenthic, said, “This project marks the second contract Benthic has secured off the east coast of Africa. Benthic is proud of the high-quality sample results PROD repeatedly produces in challenging environments.”

The offshore campaign is expected to begin in January 2014.

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