Horizon Geosciences

Survey and geotechnical services

Case Study, Qatar

Client: GDF Suez
Year: 2014

Horizon Geosciences supported GDF Suez during a post-drilling environmental survey around two well-head locations in Block 4, Qatar. The objective was to present environmental data to the client for Ministry of Environment (MoE) drilling approval.

During the campaign, water and sediment samples were extracted and analysed for pollutant levels and indicators of biological content. Both small and large organisms were monitored using a variety of techniques from zooplankton trawling, benthic sieving for microscope identification and ROV video camera transect analysis.

Horizon Geosciences Environment Manager commented:

“Environmental Surveys are extremely important in the offshore industry and our department is experiencing increased demand for them. Studies like this highlight potential detrimental impacts to the marine environment and enable clients to make informed decisions.”

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