Geoquip Marine Geotechnical Engineering and Offshore Site Investigations
Geoquip Marine is a geotechnical data acquisition company. It provides offshore and nearshore site investigations, geophysical surveys and engineering services to oil and gas and renewable energy industries, as well as infrastructure developers, and government and research organisations.
Turnkey offshore geotechnical site investigations
Geoquip Marine is a specialist offshore geotechnics service provider, primarily focusing on heave compensated drilling, sampling and in-situ testing.
Its experienced crew and on-board geotechnical engineers, as well as its wide range of equipment, provide site investigation management services. Reliable parameters and information is provided to support offshore projects through the delivery of core samples and accurate seabed data.
The company reduces site investigation time by operating down-hole test equipment with wireline systems and seabed operated systems that can be quickly deployed in deep or shallow waters.
In conjunction with an experienced team, Geoquip Marine can safely operate in adverse offshore waters, enabling precise geotechnical data collection in any location, regardless of unexpected conditions, budget or time frame. Results can be rapidly delivered from Geoquip’s on-board geotechnical laboratory, or provided in real-time.
Offshore data interpretation services for geotechnical investigations
Geoquip provides data interpretation and engineering services. Its experienced team allows for risk assessment and a clear understanding of sub-seabed characteristics in preparation for offshore projects. All offshore spreads are equipped with a soils laboratory, catering for any type of geotechnical investigation, be it for an oil and gas platform, wind turbine generator, suction anchor or any other form of offshore foundation.
Accurate offshore data analysis and flexible reporting can be tailored around the requirements of a given project. Geotechnical engineers in the field supply near real-time analysis of data retrieved during a site investigation. As well as in-situ test results, Geoquip provides laboratory analysis of recovered samples.
Offshore engineering for oil and gas project planning
Proficient geotechnical engineers and geologists are capable of providing desktop studies, site characteristic and parameterisations, testing management and scheduling services, design parameters for offshore foundations, and in-depth engineering analysis and reporting.
Geoquip has provided offshore project planning services for a number of industry areas, including:
- Offshore wind farms: Site characterisation/parameterisation, geo-hazard assessments and in-situ shear wave interpretation
- Jack-up emplacement: Leg penetration analysis, scour assessment, vertical-horizontal capacity check, pull-out resistance, liquefaction potential and geo-hazard assessment
- Pipeline and cables: Burial risk assessments (of export pipeline or flowlines, export and inter-array cables), soil and pipeline/cable interaction, and liquefaction potential assessment
Extensive fleet of offshore vessels, rigs and testing equipment
Geoquip’s fleet of robust vessels each carry a suite of sampling and in-situ testing tools so that the correct equipment can be selected to optimise offshore site investigations and handle challenges such as unexpected soil conditions. The company’s vessel fleet includes:
- MV Investigator + GMR300
- Normand Baltic + GMR302
- Geoquip Saentis + GMR600
- Dina Polaris + GMTR120
- Poseidon-1 + GMTR150
Geoquip Marine is at the forefront of deepwater drilling developments for offshore geotechnical purposes. Its drilling rig fleet includes:
- GMRJ50 Jack-up Drill Rig
- GMR300 Drill Rig
- GMR302 Drill Rig
- GMR600 Drill Rig
- GMTR120 Drill Rig
- GMTR150 Drill Rig
Quality, health, safety and environment management for the offshore industry
Benefit from a world-class culture of safety that supports performance and ultimately the reliability of our geotechnical reports.
In a workplace environment where we operate heavy equipment in challenging offshore conditions, it’s paramount that the health and safety of our people remains our number one priority and is at the heart of all our decisions.
As well as being committed to the health and safety of all of our employees, we are also focused on the quality we deliver to our customers and minimising the impact of our work on the environment. In addition to implementing policies and processes across our organisation, we have also demonstrated our commitment through our accreditation to these renowned international standards: ISO9001:2015 for Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001:2015 for Environmental Management and ISO 45001:2018 for Occupational Health and Safety.
Along with these certifications, all of our vessels have implemented the International Safety Management (ISM) code.
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact our sales team in St Gallen or our project management team in Bristol by phone or email, or by sending an enquiry through this page.
Products and Services
Turnkey Offshore Geotechnical and Geophysical Investigations
Geoquip supplies turnkey offshore geotechnical and geophysical investigations, from the investigation planning stage to the delivery of an integrated engineering and geophysical report.
Equipment & Vessels for Geotechnical, Geoscientific and Geophysical Data
Geoquip's offshore marine services include the operation and leasing of state-of-the-art equipment and vessels for obtaining geotechnical, geoscientific and geophysical data from and beneath the seabed
Offshore Geotechnical Engineering
Marine geotechnical engineering primarily addresses the design of foundations for overwater and subsea structures and anchors and the assessment of burial performance for pipelines and cables.
Ship Management and Related Marine Services
Geoquip provides ship management and related marine services and currently manages three geotechnical/geophysical survey vessels.
Interpretation and Offshore Engineering
Data that is obtained can be interpreted to assess risks. It is commonly used to address the design of foundations for overwater and subsea structures, anchors and the assessment of burial performance for pipelines and cables.
Serving a Record Number of Offshore Windfarms in South East Asia
Geoquip Marine provided offshore geotechnical drilling, sampling and test services for a record-breaking 12 offshore windfarms in South East Asia over the past two years.
CASE STUDY: Geotechnical SI for a Mega Port Development in Chile
Geoquip recently completed a major geotechnical campaign in the Pacific Ocean for the port of San Antonio, offshore Chile.
Leading offshore geotechnical engineering and drilling company Geoquip Marine has secured a contract to work on the development of the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) commercial project off the coast of Virginia Beach, VA, USA.Read more
Leading offshore geotechnical engineering and drilling company Geoquip Marine has adopted a series of stringent measures that enable it to maintain full operational effectiveness in the face of the global Covid-19 viral pandemic.Read more
Following a protracted period of record growth, offshore geotechnical engineering and drilling company Geoquip Marine has reorganised its board of directors.Read more
Geoquip Marine has announced two significant new appointments to the sales and business development team and the marine operations department.Read more
Geoquip Marine has completed the upgrade and conversion of the Geoquip Speer.Read more
More positive news from leading offshore geotechnical engineering and drilling company Geoquip Marine, which has bolstered its recent record growth by adding a second DP2 OSV to its fleet and announced a significant new appointment to its board of Directors.Read more
Following the completion of a number of offshore wind projects in Taiwan, Geoquip Marine have mobilised the GMR302, their heave compensated geotechnical drill rig, onto the Normand Baltic.Read more
Leading geotechnical engineering and offshore drilling company Geoquip Marine has recently announced the appointment of highly respected industry figure Jean-Luc Laloë to its Board of Directors.Read more
The Investigator, our four point moored shallow water geotechnical workhorse, underwent major maintenance and upgrades during a docking recently.Read more
Geoquip has completed a large geotechnical campaign for Vineyard Wind LLC offshore Massachusetts, US.Read more
Leading geotechnical engineering and offshore drilling group Geoquip Marine has bolstered its deep-water capability by adding the brand new and multi-function offshore support/platform supply vessel Dina Polaris to its fleet.Read more
Geoquip was recently contracted to perform offshore geotechnical services for an LNG port development off the coast of Jamaica in Old Harbour Bay.Read more
Geoquip mobilised one of our deepwater heave compensated geotechnical drillrigs onto the Dina PolarisRead more
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