Geoquip Marine bolsters its deep-water capability with a top-class geotechnical spread

Leading geotechnical engineering and offshore drilling group Geoquip Marine has bolstered its deep-water capability by adding the brand new and multi-function offshore support/platform supply vessel Dina Polaris to its fleet.

The Dina Polaris sailing

The Dina Polaris was built in Besiktas, Turkey in 2017 and is fitted with Geoquip Marine’s fully heave compensated GMTR120 twin tower deep water geotechnical drilling rig. The vessel has Iceclass 1A, as well as Class DNV-GL clean environmental certification, making it ideally suited for Arctic work. At 99m in length with a 21m beam, she is one of the largest and most stable geotechnical drilling vessels in the industry.

The GMTR120 is suitable for drilling, coring, sampling and testing in all soil conditions in water depths plus borehole depth of up to 2,500m with an option to extend to 3,000m. It is compatible with a wide range of wireline, downhole sampling, testing and logging equipment. It is also capable of running Logging While Drilling Assemblies to provide detailed geophysical, geomechanical, petrophysical and geological borehole data.

“The Dina Polaris is one of the most highly advanced vessels of its type and has been designed and engineered to provide high specification deep-water capabilities,” says Geoquip Marine’s Commercial Director Jonathan Spivey. “We collaborated with the owners, Myklebusthaug, from the outset and working together we have ensured that the vessel and the rig combine together to present maximum versatility. As a result, the Dina Polaris is not just the ultimate geotechnical vessel, but also has class-leading capabilities in survey and subsea mapping, ROV and AUV operations, IMR, subsea intervention and subsea installation.”

The Dina Polaris has already completed projects for the oil and gas industry in the Mediterranean and is currently working in the Arabian Gulf for the largest O&G company in the world. She has windows of availability in 2018.

Geoquip Marine was established in 2010 and has earned a reputation for developing, designing, building and operating state-of-the-art equipment. The Group has operated on every continent except Antarctica, including successfully building, commissioning and operating two advanced deep-water rigs which have been operating throughout the world.

For further information or to enquire about the availability of the Dina Polaris you can contact Jonathan Spivey at +41 71 227 4000, email  

Alternatively you can visit Geoquip Marine on Stand Q400 at Oceanology International, which takes place at the Excel Centre, London from 13-15 March 2018.

february 06 2018