GDF Suez awards contract for construction survey support

Paul Boughton

Senergy’s Survey & GeoEngineering (Senergy S&G) group has been awarded a major contract to support GDF Suez E&P UK Ltd (GDF Suez) in the forthcoming offshore construction phases of its major Cygnus gas project.

Senergy S&G has provided survey project management and geosciences engineering consultancy services on the project in the southern North Sea (Blocks 44/11 and 44/12 – license number P1055) since 2007, including management of 15 rig and platform site and pipeline route surveys and geotechnical investigations.

The latest contract will see Senergy S&G being retained to support the global operator in vital onshore survey quality assurance and quality control and positioning management services. This includes providing offshore survey representatives for the load out and installation of the Alpha and Bravo platforms, subsea structures, lay, trench, backfill and rock-dumping of the export pipeline, infield pipeline and control umbilicals, spool metrology and tie-ins. The work will be undertaken throughout 2014 and 2015.

Senergy S&G will also deploy its innovative web-based geographic information systems (GIS) and project information system, IRIS. The application enables project teams to track real-time vessel locations and access key project status information and as-built survey and video data – all through an internet browser. In addition, Senergy S&G will provide the developer with oversight of the trenching and backfill systems and operations for the pipeline assets.

Martin Day, Senergy S&G Survey and Positioning manager, said: “We look forward to building on our work with GDF Suez on the Cygnus project, extending our survey services into the construction phase of this major field development within UKCS. The contract is an excellent opportunity to further demonstrate our capabilities in construction survey, positioning and trenching assurance. We are particularly pleased to deploy and demonstrate the full power of our IRIS system, which will provide close visibility to the real-time progress and status to GDF Suez throughout the project.”

For more information visit:

Recent Issues