We help our clients achieve their goals with a wide range of survey equipment, an established AUV fleet and a team of experienced personnel, providing global coverage.

Our years of experience in the field enables us to provide our clients with the confidence of a high-quality service, delivered on schedule.

UTEC provide a wide range of survey services across a number of sectors, including energy, construction and transport.

Offshore Services - Quick Links

Providing a Complete Solution by Combining Intellectual Knowledge with Technology  

UTEC provide specialist geotechnical survey tools and support, providing clients with site analysis, throughout a project lifecycle, to ensure the long-term performance of offshore assets.

UTEC’s Roson CPT (Cone Penetrometer Testing) system can operate at water depths of up to 1500m to perform piezoncone CPT testing up to 30m below the seabed.

UTEC’s GeoROV™, an ROV based shallow CPT and coring system, has been used in very close proximity to existing seabed assets, and even underneath structures. When used in conjunction with our geoREACT™ suction skid, additional on-bottom reaction force is multiplied, enabling greater penetration and quality during GeoROV™ operations and a temporary yet highly stable platform for other seabed survey and intervention tasks.

In addition, UTEC can provide various soil sampling tools such as vibrocoring systems, piston corers, gravity corers, grab sampling and box corers.

As part of our specialist consultancy services we apply world renowned geotechnical authority to perform standard or non-standard engineering rapidly and cost-effectively.

Track Record

  • 50+ Geotechnical projects successfully completed with clients such as Shell, BP, Exxon & Total
  • 3 UTEC owned proprietary geoROV™ units
  • 140+ CPT successful pushes and core samples on the Western Link Route survey project

Delivering Business Critical Data using the Most Advanced Sensors and Data Recording Systems

UTEC utilise analogue survey spreads that provide the following geophysical surveys:

  • Reconnaissance surveys
  • Route surveys for cable and pipeline pre-engineering
  • Site surveys
  • Bathymetry surveys (including ports & harbours, pre & post dredging)
  • AUV Survey

Utilising vessels of opportunity UTEC can deploy:

  • Vessel mounted MBES (Multi-Beam Echo-Sounder) & SBES (Single-Beam Echo-Sounder)
  • Towed SSS (Side Scan Sonar), SBP (Sub-Bottom Profiling), Magnetometer USBL (Ultra-Short Baseline) tracking

Clients receive site investigation and/or route pre-lay survey reports, charts and detailed data and images of the areas surveyed. This information is ideally suited to pre-FEED / FEED for surface and subsea construction.

UTEC’s fleet of seven AUV’s are available to support operations worldwide.

Track Record

  • 72 Geophysical projects successfully completed with clients such as BP, Chevron, Statoil & Exxon
  • 27 Successful AUV Projects completed globally
  • 1100+ Days UTEC has had AUV’s working in the water

Precise Positioning Services throughout the Most Demanding Locations Around the Globe

The UTEC team utilises real-time navigation systems to execute successful rig moves, generating coordinates and positioning updates using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and rig headings using gyro equipment. These technologies interface with our navigation software to produce real time viewing of a rig move.

Our telemetry systems allow for instantaneous communication and tracking of support vessels as well as precise anchor positioning on the seabed. Acoustic transponders may also be employed to facilitate rig moves.

We provide a dedicated project manager to work closely with your drilling operations team. A full technical review will be undertaken at the project planning phase ensuring the most appropriate and cost-effective systems are selected.

Track Record

  • 120+ Rig move projects worldwide
  • 5400 Days offshore conducting GPS rig moves and positioning
  • 20+ Clients including Statoil, BP, Shell & Total

Providing Innovative Dimensional Control & Virtual Asset Management Solutions

Based on UTEC’s experience and thorough understanding of how materials and parts interact, our services provide submillimetre accuracies for:

  • Spool verification
  • Vessel calibration
  • Structural dimensional control verification
  • Alignment & deformation analysis
  • Clash analysis

UTEC undertake state-of-the art laser scanning, including the ability to gather subsea point cloud data from high frequency sonars and laser systems for spool piece metrology and inspection projects.

Our proprietary Virtual Asset Management solution, iSite, allows our clients to remotely manage any assets from their desktop, driving cost out of offshore planning and communication.

Track Record

  • 100+ IMDC projects successfully completed
  • 1st Successful subsea acoustic metrology ever delivered
  • 55+ Satisfied clients including Anadarko, BHP Billiton, Chevron, Eni, Total, McDermott & Saipem

We are Experts in Delivering Specialist Construction Survey Support Services

Our experienced offshore teams supported by decades of onshore project management and survey technical support ensure the highest quality of service, minimising survey related downtime and making a positive contribution to the success of our clients’ projects.

We provide support to all phases of construction; pre-engineering and pre-installation surveys, pipelay and structure installation, metrology and as-built reporting using a wide range of technical solutions including LBL (Long Baseline), laser and photogrammetry methods.

UTEC has specialist expertise in pre/post trench surveys and pipeline OOS (Out of Straightness) using MBES (Multi-Beam Echo-Sounder) and INS (Inertial Navigation System) aided navigation.

Track Record

  • UTEC has provided support on the worlds largest subsea projects such as Moho Nord & Ichthys
  • 350+ Successful jumper metrologies delivered worldwide
  • 800+ Construction support projects successfully completed

Survey and Inspection Services to Support Life of Field Activities

UTEC provide project management, analysis and planning to our clients Inspection Repair and Maintenance (IRM) projects.

We have online and offline survey systems that interface with and provide data feeds to conventional vessel and ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) based inspection campaigns.

UTEC has a well-established track record in the performance of acoustic pipeline inspection using vessel and AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) mounted sensors.

UTEC’s fleet of AUVs provides a low-cost alternative to conventional ROV inspections.

Track Record

  • 39 IRM projects successfully completed
  • 1st Company to introduce subsea laser technology as a step change in subsea integrity management
  • 2700+ Days of IRM support provided by UTEC

Onshore Services - Quick Links

Specialising in Capturing, Processing and Delivering Spatially Referenced Data

Our highly innovative and skilled teams combined with the most up to-date technology enables us to provide bespoke packages of services and products to meet our clients’ needs.

Whether you require a topographic survey, engineering setting out, volumetric calculations or a measured building survey, we have the skills and experience to provide this data to the highest standards.

Track Record

  • Civil Engineering and utility clients including Atkins, Aecom, SSE, Infinis, Iberdrola, Harley Haddow, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, Scottish Power Networks
  • 2000+ Geospatial Surveys delivered over the past 5 years

Advanced Laser-Survey Dimensional Control Services Providing Future-Proof Package – From One Site Visit

Our all-in-one dimensional control service can generate a complete record of structures in as built condition, offering a reliable, robust and complete measurement system. The use of laser scanning technology has revolutionised the dimensional control service where a high definition 3D dataset of an asset is rapidly generated and can be interrogated retrospectively – where traditional surveys would record a limited, specific number of measurements only.

The combination of our experience in dimensional control, metrology, photographic, 360° visualisation allows project managers the opportunity to gain significantly increased value from a necessary survey requirement.

Track Record

  • Clients include Subsea 7, Technip FMC, Roth Lochston, Husky, McDermott, Oceaneering
  • Recent work completed in Egypt, Congo, Brazil, Singapore, Trinidad & Tobago, Canada, USA, UK and Europe

Virtually Plan Activities and Problem Solve From Your Desktop

Through UTEC’s award winning iSite solution you can now virtually stand on an asset or in front of a piece of equipment to inspect, take measurements, open maintenance records and drawings, from a linked local repository. Using cutting edge survey technology coupled with robust innovative data management solutions, users can tour any asset with 360° visualisation, accurate real-world on-screen measurements.

All information is derived from high definition laser scanning data and HDR spherical photography/photogrammetry giving the user ultimate confidence.

This user-friendly tool is designed for those who require to easily view laser scan point clouds and resulting deliverables without having to be an expert in laser scanning, CAD, or 3D modelling.

iSite can be used for

  • Personnel safety / site inductions.
  • Asset familiarisation.
  • Project planning – engineering, operations & decommissioning.
  • Risk management.
  • QHSE investigations.
  • Inspection, repair & maintenance management.
  • Cost-estimation for offshore works.
  • Asset visual team discussions.
  • Clash analysis
  • Central repository for up-to-date and as-built information

Track Record

  • iSite is used by Shell, TAQA, Technip FMC, CNRi, Cheyenne Propagation, Infinis, Scottish Power, Fairfield, Suncor, Husky
  • 18 Platforms, 6 Survey Vessels, 12 Telecom Towers, and 260 Landfill Sites surveyed and displayed on iSite

Telecommunication Site Development and Site Maintenance Services which Optimise Processes and Reduce Costs

UTEC design and build telecom sites, carrying out tower and monopole installations. Our surveyors, planning, design and build operatives are experienced in working together to provide the best possible site solutions.

Our visual impact assessment experts provide panoramic photography, photomontages and animated visualisations to help local planning authority understanding the impact the proposal may or may not have.

Our construction operatives can work effectively having in place traffic management procedures and NRSWA qualifications for streetworks sites and rope access for rooftop sites.

We also deploy a team of inspection engineers to inspect, service and maintain telecoms sites and structures and provide site supervision works for Wireless Infrastructure Group who manage Telecom sites on behalf or other organisations.

Track Record

  • Clients include Arqiva, Wireless Infrastructure Group, CTIL, SSE, Cheyenne Propagation
  • We visit over 1200 sites per annum

Geotechnical Survey & Consulting

Providing a Complete Solution by Combining Intellectual Knowledge with Technology  

UTEC provide specialist geotechnical survey tools and support, providing clients with site analysis, throughout a project lifecycle, to ensure the long-term performance of offshore assets.

UTEC’s Roson CPT (Cone Penetrometer Testing) system can operate at water depths of up to 1500m to perform piezoncone CPT testing up to 30m below the seabed.

UTEC’s GeoROV™, an ROV based shallow CPT and coring system, has been used in very close proximity to existing seabed assets, and even underneath structures. When used in conjunction with our geoREACT™ suction skid, additional on-bottom reaction force is multiplied, enabling greater penetration and quality during GeoROV™ operations and a temporary yet highly stable platform for other seabed survey and intervention tasks.

In addition, UTEC can provide various soil sampling tools such as vibrocoring systems, piston corers, gravity corers, grab sampling and box corers.

As part of our specialist consultancy services we apply world renowned geotechnical authority to perform standard or non-standard engineering rapidly and cost-effectively.

Track Record

  • 50+ Geotechnical projects successfully completed with clients such as Shell, BP, Exxon & Total
  • 3 UTEC owned proprietary geoROV™ units
  • 140+ CPT successful pushes and core samples on the Western Link Route survey project
Utec Offshore Services - Geotechnical Survey and Consulting

Geophysical Survey

Delivering Business Critical Data using the Most Advanced Sensors and Data Recording Systems

UTEC utilise analogue survey spreads that provide the following geophysical surveys:

  • Reconnaissance surveys
  • Route surveys for cable and pipeline pre-engineering
  • Site surveys
  • Bathymetry surveys (including ports & harbours, pre & post dredging)
  • AUV Survey

Utilising vessels of opportunity UTEC can deploy:

  • Vessel mounted MBES (Multi-Beam Echo-Sounder) & SBES (Single-Beam Echo-Sounder)
  • Towed SSS (Side Scan Sonar), SBP (Sub-Bottom Profiling), Magnetometer USBL (Ultra-Short Baseline) tracking

Clients receive site investigation and/or route pre-lay survey reports, charts and detailed data and images of the areas surveyed. This information is ideally suited to pre-FEED / FEED for surface and subsea construction.

UTEC’s fleet of seven AUV’s are available to support operations worldwide.

Track Record

  • 72 Geophysical projects successfully completed with clients such as BP, Chevron, Statoil & Exxon
  • 27 Successful AUV Projects completed globally
  • 1100+ Days UTEC has had AUV’s working in the water
Utec Offshore Services - Geophysical Survey

Rig Positioning

Precise Positioning Services throughout the Most Demanding Locations Around the Globe

The UTEC team utilises real-time navigation systems to execute successful rig moves, generating coordinates and positioning updates using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and rig headings using gyro equipment. These technologies interface with our navigation software to produce real time viewing of a rig move.

Our telemetry systems allow for instantaneous communication and tracking of support vessels as well as precise anchor positioning on the seabed. Acoustic transponders may also be employed to facilitate rig moves.

We provide a dedicated project manager to work closely with your drilling operations team. A full technical review will be undertaken at the project planning phase ensuring the most appropriate and cost-effective systems are selected.

Track Record

  • 120+ Rig move projects worldwide
  • 5400 Days offshore conducting GPS rig moves and positioning
  • 20+ Clients including Statoil, BP, Shell & Total
Utec Offshore Services - Rig Positioning

Dimensional Control & Smart Data Management

Providing Innovative Dimensional Control & Virtual Asset Management Solutions

Based on UTEC’s experience and thorough understanding of how materials and parts interact, our services provide submillimetre accuracies for:

  • Spool verification
  • Vessel calibration
  • Structural dimensional control verification
  • Alignment & deformation analysis
  • Clash analysis

UTEC undertake state-of-the art laser scanning, including the ability to gather subsea point cloud data from high frequency sonars and laser systems for spool piece metrology and inspection projects.

Our proprietary Virtual Asset Management solution, iSite, allows our clients to remotely manage any assets from their desktop, driving cost out of offshore planning and communication.

Track Record

  • 100+ IMDC projects successfully completed
  • 1st Successful subsea acoustic metrology ever delivered
  • 55+ Satisfied clients including Anadarko, BHP Billiton, Chevron, Eni, Total, McDermott & Saipem
Utec Offshore Services - Dimensional Control & Smart Data Management

Construction Support

We are Experts in Delivering Specialist Construction Survey Support Services

Our experienced offshore teams supported by decades of onshore project management and survey technical support ensure the highest quality of service, minimising survey related downtime and making a positive contribution to the success of our clients’ projects.

We provide support to all phases of construction; pre-engineering and pre-installation surveys, pipelay and structure installation, metrology and as-built reporting using a wide range of technical solutions including LBL (Long Baseline), laser and photogrammetry methods.

UTEC has specialist expertise in pre/post trench surveys and pipeline OOS (Out of Straightness) using MBES (Multi-Beam Echo-Sounder) and INS (Inertial Navigation System) aided navigation.

Track Record

  • UTEC has provided support on the worlds largest subsea projects such as Moho Nord & Ichthys
  • 350+ Successful jumper metrologies delivered worldwide
  • 800+ Construction support projects successfully completed
Utec Offshore Services - Construction Support

IRM Support

Survey and Inspection Services to Support Life of Field Activities

UTEC provide project management, analysis and planning to our clients Inspection Repair and Maintenance (IRM) projects.

We have online and offline survey systems that interface with and provide data feeds to conventional vessel and ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) based inspection campaigns.

UTEC has a well-established track record in the performance of acoustic pipeline inspection using vessel and AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) mounted sensors.

UTEC’s fleet of AUVs provides a low-cost alternative to conventional ROV inspections.

Track Record

  • 39 IRM projects successfully completed
  • 1st Company to introduce subsea laser technology as a step change in subsea integrity management
  • 2700+ Days of IRM support provided by UTEC
Utec Offshore Services - IRM Support

Geospatial Survey

Specialising in Capturing, Processing and Delivering Spatially Referenced Data

Our highly innovative and skilled teams combined with the most up to-date technology enables us to provide bespoke packages of services and products to meet our clients’ needs.

Whether you require a topographic survey, engineering setting out, volumetric calculations or a measured building survey, we have the skills and experience to provide this data to the highest standards.

Track Record

  • Civil Engineering and utility clients including Atkins, Aecom, SSE, Infinis, Iberdrola, Harley Haddow, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, Scottish Power Networks
  • 2000+ Geospatial Surveys delivered over the past 5 years
Utec Onshore Services - Geospatial Survey

Dimensional Control

Advanced Laser-Survey Dimensional Control Services Providing Future-Proof Package – From One Site Visit

Our all-in-one dimensional control service can generate a complete record of structures in as built condition, offering a reliable, robust and complete measurement system. The use of laser scanning technology has revolutionised the dimensional control service where a high definition 3D dataset of an asset is rapidly generated and can be interrogated retrospectively – where traditional surveys would record a limited, specific number of measurements only.

The combination of our experience in dimensional control, metrology, photographic, 360° visualisation allows project managers the opportunity to gain significantly increased value from a necessary survey requirement.

Track Record

  • Clients include Subsea 7, Technip FMC, Roth Lochston, Husky, McDermott, Oceaneering
  • Recent work completed in Egypt, Congo, Brazil, Singapore, Trinidad & Tobago, Canada, USA, UK and Europe
Utec Onshore Services - Dimensional Control

iSite & Data Management

Virtually Plan Activities and Problem Solve From Your Desktop

Through UTEC’s award winning iSite solution you can now virtually stand on an asset or in front of a piece of equipment to inspect, take measurements, open maintenance records and drawings, from a linked local repository. Using cutting edge survey technology coupled with robust innovative data management solutions, users can tour any asset with 360° visualisation, accurate real-world on-screen measurements.

All information is derived from high definition laser scanning data and HDR spherical photography/photogrammetry giving the user ultimate confidence.

This user-friendly tool is designed for those who require to easily view laser scan point clouds and resulting deliverables without having to be an expert in laser scanning, CAD, or 3D modelling.

iSite can be used for

  • Personnel safety / site inductions.
  • Asset familiarisation.
  • Project planning – engineering, operations & decommissioning.
  • Risk management.
  • QHSE investigations.
  • Inspection, repair & maintenance management.
  • Cost-estimation for offshore works.
  • Asset visual team discussions.
  • Clash analysis
  • Central repository for up-to-date and as-built information

Track Record

  • iSite is used by Shell, TAQA, Technip FMC, CNRi, Cheyenne Propagation, Infinis, Scottish Power, Fairfield, Suncor, Husky
  • 18 Platforms, 6 Survey Vessels, 12 Telecom Towers, and 260 Landfill Sites surveyed and displayed on iSite
Utec Onshore Services - iSite and Data Management

Telecoms

Telecommunication Site Development and Site Maintenance Services which Optimise Processes and Reduce Costs

UTEC design and build telecom sites, carrying out tower and monopole installations. Our surveyors, planning, design and build operatives are experienced in working together to provide the best possible site solutions.

Our visual impact assessment experts provide panoramic photography, photomontages and animated visualisations to help local planning authority understanding the impact the proposal may or may not have.

Our construction operatives can work effectively having in place traffic management procedures and NRSWA qualifications for streetworks sites and rope access for rooftop sites.

We also deploy a team of inspection engineers to inspect, service and maintain telecoms sites and structures and provide site supervision works for Wireless Infrastructure Group who manage Telecom sites on behalf or other organisations.

Track Record

  • Clients include Arqiva, Wireless Infrastructure Group, CTIL, SSE, Cheyenne Propagation
  • We visit over 1200 sites per annum
Utec Onshore Services - Telecoms