Geoquip’s vessel on its way to maiden job following upgrade

Offshore geotechnical engineering and drilling company Geoquip Marine is sending its Geoquip Saentis vessel to its maiden job following an upgrade. 

Geoquip Saentis; Source: Geoquip Marine

Geoquip bought the Geoquip Saentis, formerly known as Toisa Vigilant, last March and decided to fit it with the latest version of the company’s heave-compensated offshore geotechnical drilling rig.

In an update on Monday, Geoquip said that, following a dry-docking, moonpool installation, major overhauls and the installation of Geoquip’s GMR600 marine drillrig, the Geoquip Saentis is now underway to its first assignment.

The vessel’s first project will include numerous PCPT and sample boreholes plus a large number of 20-tonne seabed PCPTs, the company added.

Geoquip has not revealed any other details about the vessel’s first job.

The vessel, built in China and delivered in 2005 to Sealion Shipping, has accommodation and workspaces for 55 crew members. It is 80 meters long and 18 meters wide and allows seabed PCPT equipment and ROVs to be mobilized.

The GMR600 drilling rig which is being placed on the vessel is suitable for conducting drilling and sampling in all soil conditions up to 800 meters of water depth plus borehole depth using steel API drill pipe.

According to the latest AIS data, the Geoquip Saentis is currently located in the UK sector of the North Sea.

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