NORMAND BALTIC + GMR302
OPERATES IN HARSH CONDITIONS
The Normand Baltic is a 2010 build, DP2 vessel, specially designed for offshore support services in harsh weather conditions. Certified Clean Design, she was designed and built to minimise her working footprint on the environment.
Capable of handling 300m of drill string. Drill string and seabed frame heave compensation with an effective stroke from 0 to 4m.
A comprehensive range of wireline downhole sampling tools are available including piston sampling, push sampling, wireline core barrel and percussion (hammer) sampling. All downhole tools are fully compatible within the 5.5” API drill string. A range of drag and specialised coring bits are provided. Large diameter cores are possible thanks to the large diameter drill pipe.
Includes a wireline operated, 3m PCPT tool for cone penetration testing with pore water pressure measurement. Downhole PS wave logger available as required.
ON-BOARD SOIL LABORATORY
The Normand Baltic is fitted with an offshore soil laboratory, enabling our geotechnical engineers to immediately conduct soil classification and determine strength parameters for design, analysis and assessments in real time whilst offshore. The data allows our engineers to do spudcan penetration and/or pile capacity/installation analysis onboard as the borehole progresses, allowing an optimisation of the actual borehole depth.
The laboratory is equipped with the necessary tools to conduct standard soil and rock tests. Routine sample handling, photography, classification and storage are part of the everyday work process in the laboratory. The testing regime on samples varies and can be tailored to your project.
Recovered samples are stored in a temperature-controlled environment prior to shipment to an onshore facility.
As an option, the Normand Baltic can carry Geoquip Marine’s GMC201 20t seabed unit to rapidly conduct an array of in-situ tests.
When your project requires lower seabed penetration depths, in either shallow or deep water, the seabed unit can be quickly deployed offering faster turnaround and cutting costs.
The seabed system is deployed through the vessel’s moonpool using the GMR302 rig’s derrick and compensation system.
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