Canaries Block Phase 2 Survey Biological Condition of the Seabed Preliminary Report - Marinespace


Canaries Block Phase 2 Survey Biological Condition of the Seabed Preliminary Report

Client: Calegeo Limited and Repsol S.A

Summary of work completed

MarineSpace was contracted by Calegeo Limited on behalf of Repsol S.A. to provide expertise for offshore biological seabed survey data acquisition, the interpretation of data collected during surveys and the subsequent reporting of findings.

The work, located in the Canaries channel was completed as part of field development activities. MarineSpace staff designed and managed investigation of the seabed surrounding 6 proposed well sites, located between 54 and 73 km from the eastern coast of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura during deep water ROV surveys. Offshore support was also supplied by MarineSpace associates during the surveys.

MarineSpace’s in house ecology team and specialist associates, analysed the ROV survey data and stills photos to assess the type and abundance of species within the survey areas surrounding the well sites and diaper locations.

To present the outcomes of the biological seabed survey in the field report, raw data provided from the survey operations was analysed by MarineSpace’s GIS team to plot the survey positions and model the bathymetries surrounding the well sites and diapir features.


  • Survey planning, design and management
  • Offshore staff
  • Seabed condition preliminary report
  • Faunal abundance matrices
  • Faunal identification guide
  • Final interpretation report and risk assessment

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