Fugro and Cross Group begin work on multi well contract

Fugro Synergy, Fugro’s multi-purpose drilling, well intervention and geotechnical vessel, has recently started working on a multi well intervention campaign in the Gulf of Mexico.

Built in 2009, Fugro Synergy has carried out an array of work, including a 2013 well abandonment campaign for Cairn Energy in Greenland, where four exploration wells were permanently plugged and abandoned, and a deepwater well de-risking campaign in 2014, involving geotechnical and associated pilot hole (drilling and logging) services at drilling locations and field developments offshore Mexico.

Designed and built for well intervention services

The vessel was specifically designed and built for well intervention services due to her technical specification. Complete with a top tension riser system, this allows through-riser intervention activities.

Fieldwork for the current contract is being undertaken as a joint venture between Cross Group Inc. and Fugro. The campaign involves the use of a top tensioned 6 5/8 in. riser and coiled tubing, alongside employing the expertise of both organisations to provide a safe, efficient and cost-effective field-proven mobile offshore drilling unit.

Tower allows Fugro to run pipe

“The tower on Fugro Synergy allows us to run pipe, as opposed to either using a crane over the side or running riser-less well intervention equipment,” explained Kevin Bosley, Managing Director at Fugro Drilling and Well Services.

“In the current industry climate ‘added value’ is of paramount importance, and Fugro Synergy certainly adds significant value to such client operations, together with our ability to deliver a flexible contracting strategy,” he continued. “The Cross Group’s 7 in. workover riser packages are being run from Fugro Synergy, with both of our organisations focused on providing joint capabilities for a total light well intervention solution.”


Adapted from press release by Cecilia Rehn

Published on 30/06/2015

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