Geoscience

The success of an offshore project is determined by many conditions including weather, seabed topography, seabed materials, ocean currents, and more. Comprising the most innovative geophysical, geotechnical, and metocean methods, UTEC’s host of geoscience services is sought out by many companies within the construction, civil engineering, telecommunications, maritime, hydrocarbon, renewables, subsea telecom, and subsea minerals and mining industries.

Geophysical, geotechnical, and metocean data are used for many critical tasks including pre-engineering design for surface and subsea structures; jacket and jack-up rig installation; route surveys; geohazard and site surveys; environmental baseline surveys; and port and harbor development planning. Using conventionally deployed survey equipment, ROV deployed equipment, and AUVs we collect data to help define site characteristics, identify hazards, and reduce the uncertainties associated with inshore and offshore developments. Metocean data associated with real-time monitoring of wave, current, meteorological data, and soliton waves is additionally required during many construction programmes.

UTEC’s wide range of precise marine survey data includes multi-beam bathymetry, side-scan sonar, magnetometer, shallow seismic, ground truthing using seabed sampling equipment (vibrocores, piston cores), and geotechnical in situ testing such as cone penetrometer (CPT). All geophysical data is compiled and cross-referenced to geotechnical sample data with the final results combined in a single report. Final charting can be produced on the offshore survey vessel or at our dedicated worldwide processing centers, depending on client needs. The results are presented in a concise and consolidated survey report, with charts backed up by quality standards independently certified under ISO 9001:2008. Our world-class team of highly qualified surveyors and data analysts consistently produces top-notch results for our clients.