N-Sea, a Netherlands-based underwater solutions provider, has initiated survey activities to support the development of the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP) project.
The company has collaborated closely with ship owner Rederij Groe to convert the seismic support vessel, 7-Waves, into a research vessel equipped with advanced equipment for this project.
According to N-Sea, the project is being conducted with a reduced crew on board the vessel, with all data being transferred to the N-Sea data center onshore.
Daily meetings are held with the client’s representative, the FEED engineer, the client, and the company’s data processors to assess data quality and route alignment.
“N-Sea has expanded its operational area to West Africa by commencing survey operations to support the prestigious Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline project,” emphasized N-Sea.
Once completed, the gas pipeline is expected to become the world’s longest offshore pipeline and the second-longest overall.
The NNPC confirmed receiving financing from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) for the NMGP development in June 2023.
The NNPC expressed its intention to use a portion of the proceeds for payments related to offshore and onshore survey services contracts in the South.
The company issued a tender for conducting reconnaissance and oceanographic surveys, as well as topographical and geotechnical surveys onshore, related to the offshore segment from Nigeria to Senegal, including landfalls and onshore routes to compression stations (CS).