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Anadarko reenlists Benthic for Mozambique geotechnical work

24th November 2014

Benthic has been awarded a contract by a subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for a deepwater geotechnical investigation in the Golfinho Field off the coast of Mozambique

Anadarko reenlists Benthic for Mozambique geotechnical work
This project follows the initial geotechnical investigation Benthic executed at the Golfinho Field earlier this year

Benthic’s PROD (Portable Remotely Operated Drill), operating from the Jaya Vigilant, will perform rotary rock coring and piston coring in water depths up to 2,500 metres.

“We are pleased that PROD’s proven superior performance in the challenging ultra-deepwater geologies in Mozambique in 2014 has given us the opportunity to deliver another successful project for Anadarko in 2015,” said Greg Fyffe, Benthic vice president of operations.

In addition, an extensive programme of cone penetrometer, ball penetrometer, seismic probe and pore pressure dissipation tests are planned.

Core transportation logistics and laboratory testing will be coordinated by Benthic during the offshore operations.   

This project follows the initial geotechnical investigation Benthic executed at the Golfinho Field earlier this year.

Benthic will begin mobilisation onto the Jaya Vigilant in January 2015.

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