TDI-Brooks successfully completed and safely performed multiple shallow hazard surveys off the East Coast of Trinidad for Perenco T&T Limited. TD-Brooks’ research vessel RV PROTEUS operated geophysical survey equipment such as 2DHR seismic, side scan sonar, magnetometer, sub bottom profiler and multi-beam echosounder.

The primary objective for these projects is to identify potential hazards and factors of operational significance relative to the placement of drilling rigs. This involves exploring and defining shallow gas accumulations up to depths of approximately 2,000 feet below mud line (BML) or 2.0 seconds two-way time (TWT) through the acquisition and interpretation of high-resolution 2D seismic data. The focus also extends to the identification of seafloor obstructions, investigation of the proposed area’s seabed for potential man-made and geological hazards, and the determination of water depth and seafloor conditions.

The below data examples are from this project on the Proteus:

Kongsberg EM710 MKII multibeam echosounder data illustrating a pipeline in ~50m depth.

Kongsberg EM710 MKII multibeam echosounder data illustrating historical spud can impressions near well site in ~50m depth.


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Contact Jim Brooks at / +1 979-693-3446 and/or Melissa Wood at / +1 713-208-1734


ABOUT Perenco T&T Limited:

Perenco T&T Limited has been producing hydrocarbons in Trinidad & Tobago since 2016, when it took over operatorship of the Teak, Samaan and Poui (TSP) fields, located offshore the south-east coast of Trinidad. Perenco T&T has launched a complete modernisation plan to fully electrify the TSP asset, shifting towards more efficient and sustainable hydrocarbon production. A key milestone of this project was in 2022 with the installation of the first platform in TSP since the 1980’s, locally refurbished, to provide clean power to the fields, significantly reducing the carbon footprint of the asset. Since its inception, Perenco T&T brings an innovative & tailor-made approach, aiming at growing TSP’s hydrocarbon production beyond its current 10,000 boepd (2023). Perenco T&T aligns itself to Perenco Group’s objectives, ensuring that all operations are conducted safely and sustainably, while also working closely with the local energy sector and communities to provide social upliftment, promoting the development of a self-sustaining society. Perenco T&T is part of the Perenco Group, which operates in 14 partner countries and is based in the United Kingdom.


TDI-Brooks is a 27-year-old research and service company specializing in geotechnical and offshore survey projects; multi-disciplinary oceanographic and environmental projects; surface geochemical exploration; and high-end environmental chemistry for IOC and offshore wind clients in addition to federal and state agencies. TDI-Brooks currently operates six (6) research vessels, Brooks McCall, Miss Emma McCall, Marcelle Bordelon, Gyre, Proteus and the Nautilus. These are multi-use vessels suited for a wide variety of oceanographic research duties for the offshore renewables and energy sectors. TDI-Brooks was formed in mid-1996 by Drs. James Brooks and Bernie Bernard. Headquartered in College Station, TX with a remote domestic office located in Houston, TX and strategically placed offices around the globe.  TDI-Brooks has a staff of over one-hundred and thirty individuals including fourteen Ph.D. level oceanographers, geochemists, biologists and geologists, hydrographers, geophysicists, mariners, cartographers, engineers, GIS and CADD specialists who perform surveys and produce deliverables of the highest quality. The company has international affiliates in Port Harcourt, Nigeria (TDI-Brooks Nigeria Ltd.) and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (GSI-Brooks) with branch offices in Colombia (TDI-Brooks Succursal Colombia) and Mexico.

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TDI-Brooks International, Inc.
14391 S. Dowling Road
College Station, TX 77845

Phone: +1 (979) 693-3446