Fugro Awarded Geotechnical Contract for KrisEnergy’s Cambodia Apsara Field - 30/01/2020


Dutch-based geodata-specialist Fugro has been awarded a geotechnical contract for the KrisEnergy Apsara oil field in Block A, offshore Cambodia, as part of the nation’s first hydrocarbon development. The Apsara field lies over the Khmer Basin, an unproduced geological basin in Cambodian maritime waters in the Gulf of Thailand.

Fugro will carry out a geotechnical investigation to support the design and installation phases of the Apsara Mini Phase 1A development. The work will be performed using their dedicated drill-ship, the Fugro Mariner, and will comprise shallow gas pilot-hole drilling, and geotechnical sample boreholes and cone penetration tests.

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“Our involvement in the Block A in Cambodia exploration goes back to 2006 when we supported the drilling of the initial exploration wells,” remarked Jerry Paisley, Fugro’s Business Line Director, Asia Pacific Region. “KrisEnergy has been our 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”.

Vladimir Lavie, a senior geophysicist for KrisEnergy, commented: “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.”

Caption: Fugro Mariner.

Last updated: 11/02/2020