Geotechnical News


TDI-Brooks Adds New Tools to Shallow Water Geotechnical Kit

Aug 09, 2022

Marine survey specialist TDI-Brooks said Tuesday it had brought online a shallow water (<75-m) pneumatic vibracore (pVC) to supplement its other electric VC options (Feritech FT550 and Rossfelder P-5).  According to the company, the pVC is a lightweight (4…

Fugro Deploys Mobile Rig for U.S. Offshore Wind Site Work

May 24, 2022

Dutch marine survey services firm Fugro is back on the water for Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind off the U.S. east coast, conducting a third year of integrated site characterisation services for the New Jersey-based offshore wind farm developer…

NextGeo Wraps Up Offshore Cable Route Surveys for TenneT in Dutch North Sea

Apr 27, 2022

Marine geoscience and offshore construction support service provide NextGeo has completed offshore cable route surveys in the Dutch North Sea in support of TenneT's and the Dutch government’s program to increase offshore wind capacity by 2030…

Acteon's Benthic Set to Launch Next-gen Portable Remotely Operated Drill PROD5

Apr 21, 2022

Benthic, an Acteon geotechnical services and technology firm, is set to launch the next generation of its portable, remotely operated drill: PROD5, also aimed at increasing productivity and cutting costs for the offshore renewable energy industry…

NextGeo Taps PanGeo For Detailed Survey on Hollandse Kust West Beta Cable Routes

Apr 13, 2022

Marine geoscience and offshore construction support service provider NextGeo has selected PanGeo Subsea, a Kraken Robotics Company, to provide its Sub-Bottom Imager (SBI) technology to conduct a detailed survey in the Dutch North Sea along the…

Fugro to Conduct Geotechnical Surveys at BP and EnBW Offshore Wind Sites in Irish Sea

Apr 12, 2022

Dutch offshore survey services firm Fugro will provide geotechnical site investigation services for BP's and EnBW's new offshore wind farms, Morgan and Mona, located in the Irish Sea.The two wind farms, which will mark BP's entry into the UK’s offshore wind farm power sector…

Golden Energy Offshore Bags Term Deal for Warm-stacked PSV

Mar 14, 2022

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Golden Energy Offshore Services has secured a term contract for the Energy Scout platform supply vessel.According to the company, the reactivation process has started as the vessel has been in warm lay-up for 16 months…

Shell Taps OCTIO for Geophysical Monitoring at Ormen Lange Field

Feb 04, 2022

OCTIO, as of recently a subsidiary of Reach Subsea, has secured a multi-year geophysical monitoring contract with Shell in Norway for the Ormen Lange offshore field. “OCTIO welcomes the opportunity to continue to support A/S Norske Shell at Ormen Lange…

Denmark’s Energy Islands: Fugro Wins Cable Route Survey Deal

Jan 18, 2022

Dutch offshore survey specialist Fugro has won a contract with Danish grid operator Energinet in relation to the Energy Island that will be built in the Danish North Sea to serve as an offshore power plant distributing up to 10 GW of offshore wind to Denmark and other neighboring markets…

To Harness the North Sea Winds, We Must Understand its Complicated Seabed Geology

Dec 22, 2021

For any country blessed with easy access to the shallow and windy North Sea, offshore wind will be key to meeting net zero targets. Developing these wind farms is partly a challenge for engineers, but it but also depends on the geology beneath…

Norway: Funding Granted for Deep-sea Mineral Core Sampling Tech

Nov 24, 2021

Adepth Minerals, a Norwegian deep-sea mineral exploration firm, has received a NOK 11.7 million (about $1,3 million) grant from Innovation Norway, triggering investment in FlexiCore technology and enabling the collection of deep-sea mineral core samples in 2022…

Fugro Wins Two Site Survey Deals for Denmark’s Energy Island

Nov 08, 2021

Dutch offshore survey services company Fugro has won two geotechnical site investigation contracts with Energinet for Denmark’s proposed Energy Island project.The artificial island will be located 80 km offshore in the North Sea and act as a hub connecting the surrounding offshore wind turbines…

Providence Completes Barryroe Site Survey

Nov 04, 2021

Ireland-based oil and gas company Providence Resources has completed a seabed, shallow geophysical, and environmental baseline survey over the K Well drilling location of the Barryroe field.The Barryroe field lies in approximately 100-meter water depth in the North Celtic Sea Basin and is located c…

Providence Resources Starts Barryroe Site Survey

Oct 26, 2021

Irish oil and gas company Providence Resources has started a well site survey over the block containing its undeveloped Barryroe oil and gas field in the North Celtic Sea Basin, located c. 50km off the south coast of Ireland.'Providence is pleased…

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