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Geosciences

We are world leaders in offshore, nearshore and onshore geosciences, including deep analytical expertise.

Understanding our Earth

Our planet can tell us everything we need to know about its history, its present and its future. Its geology helps us understand what's happening with climate and offers clues about how to mitigate the effects of climate change.


At Woocheen, our geosciences teams focus on characterizing geology in remote, difficult environments. We bring deep experience and insatiable curiosity to the work, using increasingly non-invasive solutions to examine the sea floor and understand what’s happening in and near our oceans. Our expertise is helping generate more clean energy from offshore wind. We are using data to improve analysis and insights, and we are beginning to partner with governments and universities all over the world to understand changes in oceans and atmosphere and to refine climate models.

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Offshore

Deep water
We have become a world leader in deep-water geosciences by seeking out and bringing together creative problem solvers and tackling tough challenges. Our expert people and advanced technology allow us to assess seabed and subsurface conditions in otherwise inoperable places, ultra-deep waters and remote locations.

  • Geotechnical and geophysical site characterization for foundations, mooring and cable routes
  • Geophysical testing services specifically tailored for the marine environment
  • State-of-the-art marine geophysical surveying techniques to help clients locate valuable resources, plan and engineer offshore structures, and assess potential risks and environmental impacts

Shallow water
In both deep and shallow water, our focus is on the engineering, development and utilization of custom-designed, remotely operated equipment to optimize productivity while increasing the safety of our personnel and respect for the surrounding environment.

  • Geotechnical drillship (coming online in summer 2024)
  • Cone-penetration testing
  • Vibrocorers
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Naver Bridge
Nearshore

Ground investigation should be considered the first step of any development process, thus enabling appropriate consideration in the design stages of a project. And our teams use innovative approaches to working in ultra-shallow water, particularly to conduct geotechnical surveys that will support the design of the landfall methods of the cables that will carry power from offshore wind turbines to the shoreline. Understanding the ground enables us to mitigate ground-related risks in construction and establish the cost, suitability and feasibility of a project.

  • Amphibious carrier
  • Jack-up barges
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CA Aqueduct
Onshore

Understanding the composition and behavior of the subsurface is crucial for ensuring the stability and safety of structures. Our site-characterization services employ advanced techniques such as borehole drilling, soil sampling and geophysical surveys to gather data on soil properties, bedrock characteristics, groundwater conditions and seismic risks. Through analysis and interpretation of these data, we provide detailed geotechnical reports that aid in the design and construction of foundations, embankments, tunnels, and other infrastructure projects.

  • Site investigation
  • Geophysical surveys
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Groundwater remediation
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Onshore Lab
Consulting & Engineering

Our full spectrum of services includes deep analytical expertise. That means we can generate and evaluate high-quality data, ensuring our investigations are well-designed and deliver accurate, comprehensive insights.

  • Laboratory testing
  • Subsea engineering
  • Data analysis
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Geosciences Around the World

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Med Wind


Starting in fall 2023, our team worked with renewable-energy company Renexia to study the most environmentally sustainable mooring and anchoring solutions for the turbines at Med Wind, a floating offshore wind farm project in the Mediterranean.

We used innovative sampling methods with our unique, remotely operated systems to investigate the underwater environment. We deployed our robotic seafloor drill and cone penetration testing up to 40 meters below the seafloor, in water more than 900 meters deep, to acquire geotechnical information about geohazards at the project site in the Sicily Channel. The work enables Renexia to define and design the most appropriate seabed anchoring systems for the turbines and ensure maximum attention to the surrounding ecosystem.

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Dublin Metrolink


Our team was appointed by TII on behalf of the National Transport Authority of Ireland to carry out ground investigation works for provision of geotechnical and environmental information to characterize ground conditions along the proposed route of this major infrastructure project.

The scope of works included:

  • 7 boreholes by light cable percussion boring
  • 80 boreholes by Various rotary drilling techniques, including Symmetrix-cased full hole rotary percussive drilling, Sonic drilling, Geobore S wireline coring and large diameter water wells.
  • Standpipe installations in 70 boreholes
  • 17 machine-excavated trial pits
  • Extended duration Continuous rate Pumping tests within proposed station boxes in 5 locations in a busy urban setting
  • Purging and Variable head tests in all installed boreholes
  • High pressure dilatometer (HPD) in 40 boreholes
  • Down hole optical and acoustic tele-viewers in 22 Borehole


Naver Bridge

Naver Bridge, Scottish Highlands


Our team investigated superficial soils geology to aid design and construction of a replacement bridge in this remote and challenging location. We overcame the difficulty of very dense gravels and cobble/boulders to depths of 50m bgl using our experience with sonic drilling techniques from other marine projects. By carrying a broad stock of drill bits, we were able to react to different rock types and ensure continued rock coring. Another significant challenge was the remote set up of the barge being constructed on a tidal river near an existing bridge in an area of limited space. Thanks to careful planning and a network of trusted subcontractors, the work was completed safely and ahead of schedule.

The scope of work included:

  • 4 no. overwater boreholes by sonic boring and Geobor S wireline coring
  • 5 no. boreholes by rotary drilling sampling methods
  • 9 no. boreholes by sonic drilling sampling methods (land)
  • 9 no. machine dug trial pits with infiltration tests in four pits
  • 12 no. road pavement cores
  • Indirect CBR tests at thirty-five locations
  • Pebble survey and marine geophysical surveys within the River Naver
  • Downhole televiewer surveys at three locations
  • Overwater works were completed out of an C5 Combi-float Self Elevating Platform

Geosciences Leadership

Tim Boyd

North America

Nearshore & Onshore Operations

Paolo Casciotti

Global

Geosciences & Offshore

Dr. Orla Dardis

Northern Europe

Geophysics

Colm Hurley

North America

Nearshore & Onshore Operations

Tom Davitt

Northern Europe

Geophysics

Ciaran Doherty

Northern Europe

Nearshore & Onshore Operations

Paul Dunlop

Northern Europe

Nearshore & Onshore Operations

Darren O’Mahony

Northern Europe

Nearshore & Onshore Operations

Latest News

Our geosciences teams are making the news around the globe.

Seas Rome Exterior

Seas Geosciences Opens Center of Operations in Rome

Seas Geosciences opens home base near Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport

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Renexia completes latest Med Wind survey

Seas Geosciences finished the campaign for the 2800MW Italian floater

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Offshore Wind Projects

Seas Geosciences to Perform Preliminary Investigations for 3 Planned Mediterranean Floating Wind Farms

Tyrrhenian, Nurax, Poseidon Wind Power Projects Could Produce 5 TWh/y Off Italian Coast

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Seas Rome Exterior

Seas Geosciences Opens Center of Operations in Rome

Seas Geosciences opens home base near Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport

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Seas2

Renexia completes latest Med Wind survey

Seas Geosciences finished the campaign for the 2800MW Italian floater

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People Powering the Planet

Matt Jenkinson

Matt Jenkinson

HEAD OF OPERATIONS

Matt has worked in the offshore geotechnical-survey industry since 2005, managing various single- and multi-vessel projects for offshore wind farm investigations. He is committed to developing a firm operational foundation while maintaining Woocheen's commitment to ocean health.

Danny Gordon

Danny Gordon

SUBSEA ASSET LEAD

Danny is responsible for the commisioning, operation, and maintenance of the subsea systems, DD1 and the DCPT. He conducts engineering work in the design phases of new systems and development of system upgrades.

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Phil Crawford

COMMERCIAL/PROJECT MANAGER

With more than 10 years of experience managing complex projects in the offshore geotechnical industry, Phil handles technical and commercial proposals and tender and project management for Seas.

Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER

Chris specializes in soil stabilization, a ground-improvement technique that can be used for construction, to form retention walls, to remediate failed slopes and to contain ground contamination.