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    Seacore and Eidesvik sign collaboration agreement

    News // January 9, 2004
    Seacore Ltd in the UK and Eidesvik Subsea AS in Norway have signed an exclusive agreement to jointly provide offshore drilling services to the site investigation and mineral coring industries.

    Seacore will provide state of the art drilling and testing systems strategically placed throughout the world. Eidesvik Subsea will provide suitable vessels from which to drill, plus subsea services such as ROV operations and other intervention activities.

    Seacore is a specialist in the field of marine site investigation, including geotechnical engineering, drilling, sampling and testing, and says its aim is to continue to provide innovative solutions to geotechnical challenges. The company has been involved in the offshore site investigation industry for over 25 years and currently operates a pool of over 15 offshore drilling systems, with depth capabilities up to 3,000m.

    High quality in situ testing is provided by Seacore's sister company LSO, (Lankelma-Seacore Offshore), which runs a range of down-hole and seabed CPT systems with water depth capabilities of up to 2,500m.

    Seacore's in-house research and development and manufacturing facilities have produced a significant plant holding and an ability to produce real-time solutions, to project-specific problems.

    Eidesvik Subsea AS is part of the Eidesvik Group, which has a team with extensive experience of subsea operations for oil companies, contractor businesses and regulatory bodies. Eidesvik Subsea also benefits from the infrastructure of several companies with the Eidesvik Group and has access to support from a several major onshore bases.

    "We believe that the industry needs a fresh look at the way offshore site investigations are conducted with an emphasis on solving geotechnical challenges through innovative solutions and high quality performance. We are confident that this team can deliver such a service," said the companies in a recent statement.

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