Fellows awarded Black Sea marine UXO survey contract

Unexploded Ordnance [UXO] risk management specialists, Fellows International Limited, are pleased to announce that they will undertake a marine UXO survey on part of the Midia Gas Development Project located offshore in the Black Sea. The project has been awarded by Romanian based Black Sea Oil & Gas SRL (BSOG). 


The survey will be conducted on part of the pipeline route which will transport the natural gas from the offshore field to the onshore processing area. Recent Threat and Risk Assessments have raised concerns over UXO particularly in the inshore areas so Fellows,
with their 25 year history of mitigating UXO risk in the marine environment, are ideally placed to assist BSOG in mitigating this risk and thereby allowing the pipeline works in the safest way possible.

Fellows have sub-contracted SAND Geophysics to conduct the small vessel geophysical survey. The survey will allow Fellows to locate items lying on the seabed and also buried anomalies which may be UXO and which might pose a risk during the laying of the pipeline
and the associated marine works.

Fellows General Manager, Andy Ward said “I’m particularly pleased that Fellows are able to assist BSOG with this endeavour. We’ve worked closely with SAND Geophysics on several smaller projects and it’s great to once again combine our efforts and knowledge in this unique environment, assisting with the successful conclusion of the first new oil and gas project in the Black Sea in over 30 years.”

Fellows pride themselves on offering realistic and pragmatic risk management advice to clients in the construction and maritime  industries. Please visit www.fellowsint.com or call 08000 424424 if you would like to discuss UXO risk on your project.

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