Offshore Gas Hydrate Exploration

TOGETHER WE CAN EXPLORE UNTAPPED CLEAN ENERGY SAFELY.

Geoquip Marine is at the forefront in the discovery and in supporting the commercialisation of gas hydrates, an abundant untapped clean energy source, found in ultra-deep-waters.

Geoquip Marine has proven its capabilities in safely delivering offshore site investigations for gas hydrate exploration.

We are one of the first offshore contractors to explore the deeper waters of the ocean for this promising clean source of energy. As part of a development of gas hydrate mining for commercial purposes, we supplied these services to a leading nation and its scientific institutions.

Gas hydrate samples retrieved by Geoquip Marine

OFFSHORE EXPLORATION FACILITIES

To meet the needs of your gas hydrate project, we have vessels capable of drilling in deeper waters fitted with an array of specialised sampling and in-situ testing systems.

The vessels offer laboratories to host your team of scientists and engineers, as well as ample office space for day to day planning, operations and research. Our vessels have the capacity to remain offshore for long durations if required.

To confront the challenges of exploring this distant clean energy resource, with our innovation and strength, we have developed special offshore geotechnical drilling rigs that can reach water and borehole depths down to 3500m.

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PUT SAFETY FIRST

Benefit from our safety culture that over time has proven to be effective.  We place the safety of our employees and customers first in all parts of our operations, both onshore and offshore.  Get peace of mind and minimal disruptions to your schedule as we safely deliver the vital data and reports for your gas hydrates project.

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KEY SYSTEMS FOR GAS HYDRATE EXPLORATION

Key equipment that we can operate for your gas hydrate exploration:

Geoquip Marine down-hole tools

Bottom hole assembly with logging while drilling (LWD).  Drill string length down to 3500m possible.

We can offer specialised tools to recover samples of gas hydrates as close to the native state from the sub-seabed, including: deep water pressure corers, wireline coring systems, down-hole piston and push samplers, and down-hole core barrels. We can also offer pressurised core sample handling through our subcontractor. We also have an extremely rigid chain of custody protocol for the movement and handling of samples and temperature/pressure-controlled environments to store them.

We can collect data on surface and subsurface seabed soil conditions efficiently with our suite of in-situ testing tools, including: Piezocone Penetration Testing (PCPT), Seismic Piezocone Penetration Testing (SCPTu) and PS-logging. We operate this equipment down-hole using a wireline system.

Geoquip Marine down-hole tools

Track record

With our extensive experience in the hydrocarbons market, we have been one of the few offshore companies chosen to deliver deep water gas hydrate site investigations. For further information about our previous work in this field, please talk to our representatives.

LET’S BEGIN TALKING ABOUT YOUR GAS HYDRATE AMBITIONS.

We can safely conduct a highly specialised offshore site investigation and safely deliver the reliable information for your gas hydrates project.

Contact one of our regional offices near you, today.

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