Woodside Contract Awarded To Fugro GOES

February 2010 Vol. 237 No. 2


The Australian office of Fugro GEOS has been awarded a contract by Woodside Energy Ltd. to undertake a year-long metocean study along the proposed pipeline route for the Browse LNG Development which will run from the gas fields to the planned Kimberley LNG Precinct at James Price Point, 37 miles north of Broome in western Australia.

The contract covers an onshore and meteorological measurement program and a nearshore and offshore metocean measurement program. A tower will be installed onshore to measure meteorological parameters and air quality in order to establish onsite baselines. Data from all the sensors on the tower will be transmitted by iridium links and uploaded to a secure website for retrieval.

The nearshore and offshore program calls for deployment of 20 current meter moorings installed at between 8- and 656-foot water depths as well as two Fugro OCEANOR Wavescan buoys.