Offshore Geotechnical Drilling Rig GMR302

Geoquip Marine GMR302 Drilling Rig
Water + borehole depth
Heave compensation

Shallow water geotechnical drilling capabilities

The GMR302 Geoquip Marine designed and built rig is suitable for drilling, coring, sampling and testing in all soil conditions in shallow waters.  The rig operates with 5½” or 6⅝” API drill string and can reach combined water and borehole drilling depths down to 360m.

In addition, a major consideration in its design was to reduce the time and cost to mobilise the rig to logistically challenging locations.  This was achieved by creating a set of simple system components which minimise the requirements for interfacing with the vessels services.

Drill rigs for deep water

Efficient operation of sampling & testing tools

With the Geoquip Marine designed Bottom Hole Assembly, downhole tools are fully interchangeable without the need to recover the drill string, allowing investigations to run more efficiently.  The GMR302 rig is compatible with a wide range of wireline, downhole sampling equipment including:

  • Piezocone Penetration Testing (PCPT) systems.
  • Push / piston and percussive sampling tools.
  • Marine wireline core barrel.
  • P-S suspension logger.
Wireline downhole tool placement


We are ready to answer any questions about our in-house designed, built and operated offshore geotechnical drilling rigs.

Contact one of our regional offices near you, today.