Oceaneering awarded contract by ExxonMobil for Guyana surveys

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Oceaneering International has been awarded a contract from ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) to provide two surveys offshore the South American country.

The contract award covers a towed and autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) geophysical survey and a shallow geotechnical survey off the country’s coast.

Oceaneering will use the DP-2 Cape Davis, equipped with the 3,000 m-rated OS-VI AUV, towed geophysical sensors and geotechnical sampling and testing equipment.

The surveys are scheduled to begin in Q3 2021. In addition to the geophysical and geotechnical survey, Oceaneering will also be working with RPS Group to provide Protected Species Observers (PSO) and perform an Environmental Baseline Survey (EBS) of the area.

Oceaneering has been providing related support since 2017 including ROV and subsea tooling services. As part of these services, Oceaneering said it is committed to growing its local Guyanese workforce as well as ensuring that all of its subcontractors are progressing their commitment to nationalization. The company a cornerstone of its commitment is a sustainable career development and investment program that will allow Oceaneering to offer best in class services to support the growing industry in Guyana for years to come.

“We are excited to continue to provide support for operations offshore Guyana and to have the opportunity to expand that into geophysical and geotechnical survey services,” said Eric Smith, Director, Oceaneering Survey Services.


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