TDI-Brooks recently completed a Geotechnical Site Investigation for Beacon Exploration & Production LLC (“BOE”) in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The project consisted of ‘heavy’ geotechnical coring/ cone penetration testing (“CPT”) with TDI-Brooks’ research vessel, the R/V GYRE. The project included the acquisition of 20-m Jumbo Piston coring, 40 meter CPT-Stinger samples and 40 meter Shelby-tube Stinger samples. Other piston, box core and gravity CPT (gCPT) samples were acquired associated with oil and gas export pipelines.

The Shenandoah field development project is located in the Walker Ridge (WR) area in water depths ranging from 5,800 to 6,300 feet. The Shenandoah field will be developed as a subsea tieback from a drill center in WR-51 to a new build Floating Production System (“FPS”) located in WR-52.

TDI-Brooks worked closely with BOE and BSEE in expediting the permit. Following completion of the geotechnical coring campaign, TDI-Brooks shipped the soil samples back to its certified soil testing laboratory in College Station, Texas for the post-survey onshore testing and completion of a factual testing report.

TDI-Brooks CPT on RV Gyre



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TDI-Brooks is a research and service company headquartered in College Station, TX specializing in high-end environmental chemistry; multi-disciplinary oceanographic and environmental projects; surface geochemical exploration; geotechnical and offshore survey projects for federal and state agencies as well as private industry. TDI-Brooks was formed in May of 1996. It operates four (4) multi- use oceanographic research vessels.

TDI-Brooks is a privately held Texas firm incorporated in 1996 and headquartered in College Station, with a remote domestic office located in Houston, TX and strategically placed offices around the globe. 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 Sucursal Colombia) and Mexico.

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

Phone: +1 (979) 693-3446