Seafloor Geoservices Inc., part of the Triton Group, has entered into a deal with TSmarine to supply their new generation remotely operated seafloor geotechnical system for use in one of the world's largest mineral survey projects.
The Rovdrill 3 system has been selected for the Nautilus Minerals 2010 seafloor massive sulphide (SMS) drilling program in the Bismarck Sea off Papua New Guinea.
Rovdrill 3 is a third-generation remotely operated seafloor drilling system with full geotechnical sampling and insitu data acquisition capabilities, including the capability to drill 75 mm core holes in excess of 328 ft (100 m) deep.
The drilling program will focus on improving the resource and geotechnical understanding at Nautilus Minerals' Solwara 1 Project as well as scout drilling at other prospects on the company's 100% owned tenements in the Bismarck Sea.
TSmarine will provide the vessel, operating crew, remotely operated vehicles, and drilling equipment.