UTEC Geomarine completes first phase of Caspian Sea geotechnical survey

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK – UTEC Geomarine has completed the first phase of a geotechnical site investigation in the Caspian Sea for a major oil and gas operator.

The project was completed using UTEC’s geoROV seabed cone penetration test and sampling system, geoREACT suction skid, and a specially developed rotary core drill, all conveyed by ROV.

During 150 hours of operation, the testing and sampling involved 91 cone penetration test locations using geoROV 5 sq cm PCPT cone; 26 static and cyclic T-Bar test locations using geoROV 50 sq cm T-Bar probe; 60 force probe test locations using geoROV 5 sq cm PCPT cone with 2 sq cm x 150 mm hardened spike extension; 13 push sample locations using geoROV P76 Piston Sampler; 11 rotary core locations using an HD400 drill with 1.0 m x 56 mm core barrel, with real-time logging of drilling parameters.


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