RSK was contracted to provide call-off support for Venture Production plc during its exploration, construction and operation of offshore oil and gas fields in the North Sea.
RSK undertook the environmental statement for this project, where a 1-km-wide corridor of the seabed through which the proposed pipeline will pass was surveyed by side-scan sonar. The seabed route largely comprised sand and gravel to the north and ran through several kilometres of sandwaves mid-route. This field of sandwaves was associated with the northern extension of the Swarte Bank. The final two kilometres of the pipeline route had a seabed of clay, with little sand cover
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