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GEO GeoThor S-Wave Seismic Hammer for Seismic Cone Penetration Test (SCPT) operations,
Energinet Thor Windfarm Development Project, Denmark, May 2020
 
 
GEO GeoScope CPT system (250 kN), Energinet Thor Windfarm Development Project, Denmark, May 2020
 
 
GEO GeoScope CPT system (250 kN), Energinet Thor Windfarm Development Project, Denmark, May 2020
 
 
GEO GeoScope CPT system (250 kN), Energinet Thor Windfarm Development Project, Denmark, May 2020
M/V Wilson Adriatic
 
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 Low Pressure Authigenic gas release from seabed (natural seepage), Northern North Sea, April 2019
 
 
 
 
Methane Derived Authigenic Carbonate (MDAC) concretions discovered in Northern North Sea (Arran Field Development), M/V Kommandor, Shell UK Ltd, April 2019
 
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Back deck view of M/V Fugro Adventurer during Deep Geotechnics operations
WISON pCPT/WIP push sampling and FMCB rotary coring drilling derrick
 
 
 
 
Very tall and very deep drilling/sampling/testing capability
 
 
 
Onboard Geotechnical Laboratory - analysis of cores and pCPTs underway
  
M/V Fugro Adventurer, NF-18 Deep Geotechnics Programme January 2019
 
Colin Poat was Offshore Representative for Qatar Shell Service W.L.L. supervising operations - sub seabed sampling for proposed Appraisal Well placement and foundation studies
  
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Seabed Photograph, Environmental Baseline Study, North Field, Qatar, September 2018.
Biocrete/Calcrete with symbiotic megafauna associated with low pressure biogenic gas-related pockmark development.
Laser dots 20cm spacing; SeaSpyder imagery

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Cygnus Alpha Platform, southern North Sea, May 2018 (Pegasus Pipeline Route Survey operations)

Vibrocore operations, Pegasus Pipeline Route Survey, May 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seabed imagery for Environmental Baseline Survey (EBS) assessment, Pegasus Pipeline Route Survey, May 2018

CP Geo-Services Ltd provided Colin Poat as an Offshore Client Representative supervising hydrographic, geophysical, geotechnical and environmental baseline survey operations for Spirit Energy (formerly Centrica) in the southern North Sea in April and May 2018.  Vessel MV Ocean Reliance.  Contractor Gardline Limited; Client RPS Energy/Spirit Energy

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 Inelfe BGW HVDC Cable Project, Geotechnical Survey Operations, Bay of Biscay - France to Spain

Rock Drilling using MDS 600 Drilling System

(June-July 2017)

CP Geo-Services Ltd provided Colin Poat as an Offshore Client Representative supervising Vibrocore, Thermal Resistivity testing, pCPT and Rock Drilling operations to assist in geophysical interpretation of a comprehenve 2016 hydrographic and geophysical data set and to provide technical data for engineering and cable burial assessment studies.  Vessel M/V Olympic Delta on charter to MMT Sweden; Client Red Penguin Associates Ltd for Inelfe

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Late March through to early June 2017 saw CP Geo-Services Ltd providing Lead QC Offshore Client Representative services (Mr Colin Poat) to ExxonMobil, supervising 2D UHR and analogue survey operations for the planned Ca Voi Xanh (Blue Whale) Pipeline and Platform Development Project in Vietnam.  High resolution Multibeam Echo Sounder imagery revealed a rocky seabed (see below) with pillow lava extrusions - Colin called them 'The Rose Garden' and the name has stuck as a general descriptic geomorphological term; the pillow lavas had a high magnetic signature.  Elsewhere on the continental shelf considerable degassing features were observed

 

 

 'The Rose Garden', June 2017

(Each 'rose' is about 100m diameter with c.2m relative relief, general water depth 95m)

 

 

I'll never complain again; this gentlemen off the Vietnamese coastline as a 'Chick' to a 'Mother Hen'  - slightly larger mother ship close by -; seine net fishing, day in day out; sea waves approximately 1.5 metres on this day

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January 2017 saw CP Geo-Services Ltd providing an Offshore Representative supervising rock placement by the DPFV Rockpiper over a Client's existing in-service HVAC cable in the Irish Sea  - as part of Walney Wind Farm Extension Operations

 

 Dynamic Positioned Fall Pipe Vessel (DPFV) Rockpiper

 

 

 DPFV Rockpiper Separation Layer rock placement layer over existing in-service Walney 2 HVAC Cable

 

 

DPFV Rockpiper - Forward Hopper filled with 8000 Te 63mm to 180mm grade rock from Norway  - for protection placement

 

      

Fall Pipe ROTV with TSS440 Pipe/Cable Tracker                   Fall Pipe ROTV assembly with MBES transducers                   Rock conveyed into vertical Fall Pipe to seabed


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Just occasionally - very occasionally - working the night shift has its moments!

Pyrannean Seascape at Dawn, M/V Franklin, Bay of Biscay, November 2016

  

    
       

 Capbreton Canyon, Multibeam Bathymetry Cross Section

          

  

 Capbreton Canyon  - Isometric View, looking East to West

                                             

  

 Multibeam Sonar (MBES) and Sidescan Sonar Records of Wrecks, Bay of Biscay, 2016.

Sad to find these; the wrecks were treated respectfully as loss of life seems a distinct possibility.  The wrecks were uncharted and unknown

  

 

 

Focus2 ROTV (MBES, SSS, SBP) preparation for HVDC survey operations

 

 

 TVG Magnetometer assembly for HVDC survey operations

               

 

M/V Franklin (Library Picture, MMT Specification Sheet)

 

M/V Franklin, Surface Tow Sparker Sub-Bottom Profiler Data Example

 

INELFE Biscay Gulf Western Interconnector HVDC Cable Project 2016

 CP Geo-Services Ltd engaged to provide a Client Representative supervising survey operations, M/V Franklin

Client, Red Penguin Associates Ltd for INELFE 

France and Spain (September and October 2016)

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Deploying an ADCP frame for continued Met-Ocean studies 

 

 

 

Small Survey Boat (SSB) as used during ENL SIIS 2016 Operations 

  

  

Mr Colin Poat (left) Lead Technical QC with Captain Terry Skews (HSE Represenative), onboard M/V Ivan Kireev, De-Kastri June 2016

 

  

An octopus retrieved from an ADCP frame where it had made home since April

(it was returned on re-deployment of the ADCP frame)

 

                                                

'Magic Circle' revealed in high resolution multibeam bathymetry (400 kHz) data - any ideas?

 

  

  

   Sidescan Sonar imagery (900 kHz) of Single Point Mooring structure and incoming 48" Export Pipeline   

 

  

  

Multibeam bathymetry (400 kHz) Point Cloud of Single Point Mooring structure and incoming 48" Export Pipeline   

 

ENL Subsea Infrastructure Inspection Survey Programme 2016

CP Geo-Services Ltd engaged to provide a Client Representative supervising survey and inspection operations, M/V Ivan Kireev

Client, Exxon Neftegas Limited/Geocon Neftegas Services Limited  

Russian Federation (May to June 2016)

 

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 Power Cable Plough (PCP2) onboard AHST Go Pegasus (2015)                                                           Cable lay vessel C/S Giulio Verne (2015)

 

 

AHST Go Pegasus (2015)

Western Link HVDC Cable Project.  CP Geo-Services Ltd engaged to provide a Client Representative supervising route clearance, PLGR

and cable burial installation, Irish Sea; vessel AHST GO Pegasus.  Contractor Prysmian PowerLink/DeepOcean.  

Client, Western Link (National Grid/ScottishPower Transmission)/Red Penguin Associates Ltd

(February 2016)

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                                     ADCP Profiler deployment                      Ice Field on approach to De-Kastri          CTD with Turbidity and Oxygen sensors

 

De-Kastri Metocean Instrumentation Installation Programme.  Exxon Neftegas Ltd, Russian Far East LNG Development.  CP Geo-Services Ltd engaged to provided the Lead QC/Client Representative/HSE Representative supervising seabed installation of ADCPs and Ice Profiling Sonar arrays; water sampling and oceanographic profiling.  Contractor Romona Inc.; vessel R/V Ivan Kireev

Client, Exxon Neftegas Limited/Geocon Neftegas Services Limited

Russian Federation (November to December 2015)

 

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                               Orlan Platform, Sakhalin Island                  Placing protective concrete blocks on the seabed close to Orlan 

                                                             

                                       FPV Jospeh Plateau (usually a rock placement vessel)        Deploying concrete blocks for protection               

                                                                                         Typical concrete blocks used as protection

 Orlan Berm Protection Project.  CP Geo-Services Ltd engaged to provide an Offshore Client Representative supervising block placement and ROV based block chaining operations, Orlan Platform, Sakhalin Island, Russian Federation.  Contractor Jan de Nul; vessel FPV Joseph Plateau

Client, Exxon Neftegas Limited (ENL)

(October to November 2015)

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Presented below are operational photographs taken during cable route survey operations (HVDC and Telecommunication) undertaken by CP Geo-Services showing a typical range of sensors that may be utilised to map seabed, shallow geology formations and UXO hazards:

 

 

 

Steerable Sidescan-Sonar with Geometrics magnetometer 

 

  Lightweight vibrocorer

 

 

Vibrocore samples  for seabed sediment mapping

                                    

  

 Surface Towed Sparker Sub-Bottom Profiler and High Frequency Airgun Cluster (4 x 4) (SSE Shetland HVDC Project)

                                           

 

Magnetometers arranged as a 'Mag-Wing' for Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) investigation

 

Guernsey Electricity Ltd, Channel Islands, UK.  Guernsey - Jersey No. 3 Cable System; CP Geo-Services provided a Client Representative supervising geophysical, hydrographic and UXO survey operations.  Contractor, G-tec s.a.; vessel R/V Faraday

Client, Guernsey Electricity Ltd/Pelagian Ltd

(September 2014)

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A selection of cable and pipeline burial tools used on projects to which CP Geo-Services has provided Offshore Client Representation is presented below:

 

 i-Trencher (library picture)        


T750 (on site picture)

                                                

East West Interconnector Project, Ireland to North Wales.  CP Geo-Services provided an Offshore Client Representative supervising HVDC cable burial using T750 jetting and i-Trencher ROVs; pre-lay, pre-trench and post-trench survey operations.  Contractor, Canyon Offshore Ltd. 

Vessel M/V Island Pioneer

Client, ABB AS High Voltage Cables (September – October 2011)

 

   

Mass Flow Excavation tool T8000

 

 BritNed Interconnector HVDC Cable System, UK/NL CS.  CP Geo-Services provided an Offshore Client Representative during Mass Flow Excavation cable burial operations onboard M/V Olympic Zeus and M/V Stril Explorer.  Contractor MMT/Rotech

Client, ABB AS (January – June 2011)

 

CT2 Jetting Trencher

 

EIG cable system, UKCS.  CP Geo-Services provided an Offshore Purchasers’ Representative onboard C/S Interceptor.  Post Lay Burial and Inspection using Modus CT2 ROV.  Responsible for overseeing system supplier and sub-contractor in cable burial operations

(July 2009)

Clients, EIG Consortium (Cable&Wireless, BT, Verizon Business)

 

  

SMD PL2 Multipass Pipeline Plough

 

BBL/Gasunie Pipeline, Netherlands to UK, pipeline burial operations (ploughing with Saipem’s PL2 on vessel Far Soverign).  CP Geo-Services provided an Offshore BBL Representative.  Responsible for burial depth and pipeline loading QC and contractor supervision

(September - October 2006)

Clients, BBL/Gasunie consortium/TeleSecure Ltd

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Recommended Marine Conservation Zone survey operations, Lot 2 - Whitsand Bay to Looe Bay, South Coast, Cornwall, UK.  CP Geo-Services engaged to provide an Offshore Client Representative during EM3002 multibeam echo sounder bathymetry and acoustic backscatter operations for habitat delineation and classification.  Contractor - Titan Environmental Surveys, vessels - M/V Titan Endeavour and Explorer 

Client Cefas/Defra, Lowestoft, UK/Hydro Projects. 

(January-March 2013)

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BritNed HVDC, Isle of Grain, United Kingdom.  Burial of cable bundle using a shallow water barge and excavator, Summer 2010

CP Geo-Services engaged to provide an Offshore Client Representative and Routing Engineer for ABB

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  Witnessing cable loading, EIG Project, Malta 2010, C/S Île de Bréhat

 

                                                 Lifting a cable repeater onboard                         Cable repeater coming in for storage                        Gibraltar Branching Unit loading

   

Witnessing cable loading, EIG Project, Malta 2010, C/S Île de Bréhat

 

CP Geo-Services engaged to provide a Purchasers' Representative for Verizon/Europe India Gateway Project

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CP Geo-Services engaged to provide an Offshore Client Representative during offshore geotechnical works (PCPTs and deep boreholes) for artificial island construction and protection, Caspian Sea, Kazakhstan.  Responsible for geo-survey QC/QA and contractor appraisal
 
(September - October 2003) 
 
Client, AGIP KCO (Kazakhstan)