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Geoquip adds deep water vessel to fleet

dina polaris

Geotechnical and offshore drilling specialist Geoquip Marine has expanded its deep water capabilities with addition of a new multi-function offshore support vessel to its fleet.

The Dina Polaris is fitted with a fully heave compensated GMTR120 twin tower deep water geotechnical drilling rig.

According to Geoquip, the 99m long, 21m wide geotechnical drilling vessel is one of the largest and most stable in the industry.

The GMTR120 drilling rig fitted on the vessel is suitable for drilling, coring, sampling and testing in all soil conditions in water depths plus borehole depth of up to 2,500m with an option to extend to 3,000m. It is compatible with a wide range of wireline, downhole sampling, testing and logging equipment. It is also capable of running logging while drilling assemblies to provide detailed geophysical, geomechanical, petrophysical and geological borehole data.

“The Dina Polaris is one of the most highly advanced vessels of its type and has been designed and engineered to provide high specification deep-water capabilities,” said Geoquip Marine commercial director Jonathan Spivey. “We collaborated with the owners, Myklebusthaug, from the outset and working together we have ensured that the vessel and the rig combine together to present maximum versatility. As a result, the Dina Polaris is not just the ultimate geotechnical vessel, but also has class-leading capabilities in survey and subsea mapping, ROV and AUV operations, IMR, subsea intervention and subsea installation.”

The vessel has already been put into operation and is currently working in the Arabian Gulf.

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