Veripos, has recently been awarded two major GNSS positioning contracts from PT Pageo Utama of Jakarta, one of Indonesia's leading independent offshore survey organisations. The contracts are for two, three-year projects being carried out on behalf of Total E&P Indonesia, the country's largest oil producer.
Under the first contract, involving services in support of Total E&P rig/barge movements and geophysical surveys in the Mahakam Delta, Balikpapan, Veripos is to provide PT Pageo-managed vessels with its Ultra Precise Point Positioning (PPP) service for decimetre-level accuracies together with Verify QC Tides software suites for real-time tidal estimation; associated hardware being supplied includes a series of proprietary LD3S/G2 integrated mobile receiver units.
The second contract calls for identical Veripos services and equipment to be utilised by PT Pageo for major geotechnical and soil boring investigations being carried out under the auspices of Total E&P in the Mahakam Delta. MV Orogenics Geo, a vessel belonging to Asian Geos, has recently been mobilised for the first phase of offshore soil boring investigations while a shallow draught vessel also seconded from the Malaysian company is due to begin shallow water soil boring investigations in June.
Commenting on the contract awards, Raymond Wong, Veripos' Asia-Pacific Regional Manager said: "The award of these contracts mark a further significant stage in our continuing long-term partnership with PT Pageo Utama in support of its specialist marine survey, geophysical and subsea services for leading offshore oil and gas concerns."