Hartshead Resources has announced that the Company, in conjunction with joint venture partner RockRose (UKCS2) Limited, has completed the Geotechnical Survey across the Anning and Somerville fields platform and pipeline locations using Geoquip Marine Operations.
All the objectives of the survey were met with a total of four rock cores recovered, one 30 metre core and one 50 metre core from each location. The cores will provide essential soils information to enable the engineering design of the platform anchor points as well as confirm what is required to locate the jack-up drilling rig over the platforms for the well operations.
The material recovered from the survey will undergo laboratory analysis in accordance with international standards and procedures, with the results expected to be reported within the current quarter. An initial review of the data indicates that both locations are suitable for platform and drilling rig operations.
Despite unseasonably poor sea conditions, the Geoquip Seehorn (Figure 1), an 83 metre Class 2 Dynamic Positioning (DP2) Multi-Disciplined Offshore Survey Vessel performed the operations without any problems or incidents, with the entire survey process completed in under 12 days.