UTEC Geomarine has announced the successful completion of its first ever geoROV CPT survey campaign in North America. The geotechnical survey in the Gulf of Mexico was for a major pipeline construction project and work comprised in situ testing, interpretation and production of the final reports.
Following the acquisition of the UK-headquartered Geomarine by UTEC in 2012, UTEC Geomarine now provides a range of advanced geotechnical services from UTEC’s international office network.
The geoROV system is an innovative ROV-conveyed geotechnical testing and sampling system developed in-house by UTEC Geomarine to address industry requirements. It is a quick and cost-effective way of gathering high precision geotechnical data that has an established track record in the North Sea and Asia-Pacific regions.
The technology is perfectly suited for geotechnical survey operations in the Gulf of Mexico, where challenging and variable seabed conditions required precise geotechnical data for pipeline design purposes.
Commenting on the project, UTEC Geomarine’s Dr. Peter Allan said, “A key factor in the selection of geoROV for this project was the ability to work close in to existing infrastructure and to very precisely investigate the geotechnical properties of features on the seabed.”
UTEC CEO Martin O’Carroll added, “Following our successful entry into the North American market we are actively pursuing additional opportunities for the technology”.