Fugro GeoServices has successfully completed the fieldwork portion of a shallow hazards survey in Alaska's Chukchi Sea for Shell Exploration and Production. Data processing is currently underway, with the first set of interpretation and reporting deliverables scheduled for month's end. Additional follow-on work is expected to continue into the new year.
Noting the importance of cleared sites for the company's 2010 exploration plans, Shell's Alaska Exploration Operations Coordinator stated: "The 2009 season has been extremely successful and positions us well for 2010 and beyond."
Fugro accomplished the surveys over a period of two months. Acquisition involved specialized equipment customized for the arctic environment and to meet Alaska outer continental shelf permitting requirements, as published by the federal Minerals Management Service agency.