arctic

Our team offers extensive experience in Arctic geology and geotechnics. We provide consultancy services for geophysical surveys and geotechnical investigations to collect high-quality data in the Arctic and worldwide. We are sensitive to the diverse cultures often present in Arctic areas.

In addition, we have a long record of successfully navigating local, national, and international regulatory processes important to expediting projects. Our team has worked on Arctic projects for Shell, BP, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, Marathon, Chevron, Dome Petroleum, TransCanada Pipeline, and Esso Canada.

Relying on strategic partnerships built during 30 years of Artic experience, we support the following:

  • Planning and design for site investigations
  • Planning and design for geophysical surveys
  • Foundation analyses and design for offshore oil and gas exploration and production facilities
  • Archaeological studies

We have worked on Arctic projects worldwide involving a variety of soils, including permafrost. We have worked in the following regions:

  • Beaufort Sea (US and Canada)
  • Chukchi Sea
  • Bering Sea
  • Labrador Sea (Newfoundland)
  • Barents Sea (Russia)
  • Kara Sea (Russia)
  • Sakhalin Island (Russia)

Capabilities

  • Cold-region foundation design
  • Gravity-based foundation analysis
  • Permafrost engineering
  • Thermal properties of soil and frozen soil
  • In situ testing and sampling
  • Ice–foundation interaction analysis
  • Specialized cold-region laboratory testing
  • Geophysical and ice gouge surveys
  • Production-well thermal analysis and thaw-settlement analysis
  • Pipeline-route selection and burial studies
  • Archaeological analyses