TDI-Brooks International, Inc (under contract to TGS), has deployed the R/V Proteus to Brazil to begin an offshore coring program with advanced geochemistry analysis. The program in Brazil follows the successful Gigante and Otos programs in 2016-2017 in the Gulf of Mexico.

The multi-client program in Brazil will span over 4 months for the Proteus, to include 330 Piston Cores, 33 JPCs and 33 HF sites, with a second phase to start early 2019. The Proteus will be available on the spot market for projects in Brazil during the 4th Quarter of this year.

The 2016-2017 programs covered approximately 289,000 km2 with TDI-Brooks executing over 250 navigated piston cores with 750 baseline petroleum advanced geochemistry analysis, 140+ 20m Jumbo Piston Cores (JPC) for stratigraphic analysis and age dating and  150 heat flow (HF) flow measurements for basin modelling.

TDI-Brooks have a major focus on Environmental Baseline Surveys (EBS) offshore Mexico over the past 24 months. In 2017, we conducted EBS projects for Chevron (Block 3), Total (Block. 2) and BHP at the Trion development all in the Perdido area.  This year so far we have conducted EBS projects for Total (Block. 15, shallow water), Petronas (Block. 6, shallow water) and Chevron (Block. 22, deep-water) with three (3) upcoming EBS projects for DEM in blocks 30, 16 and 17.  We will follow on to BP’s Block 34. Our next availability for EBS acquisition in Mexico is after completion of the three (3) DEM blocks in the beginning of September.  We are also available in that time frame for site survey acquisition.

The R/V Gyre will arrive in the Caribbean & West Africa regions in the 4th quarter with the R/V Brooks McCall working on programs in the GOM for GERG, BSEE, BOEM, NOAA and back at OTOS for TGS.

 ASK US how we can help with your program.

TDI-Brooks International is a research and service company specializing in geotechnical and offshore survey projects, high-end environmental chemistry; multi-disciplinary oceanographic and environmental projects; surface geochemical exploration and heat flow; for federal and state agencies as well as private industry. TDI-Brooks and B&B Laboratories, an affiliate of TDI-Brooks, is owned and operated by world-renowned geochemists Drs. Jim Brooks and Bernie Bernard in College Station, Texas. We take great pride in providing the highest quality trace-level organic chemical analyses for industries that require monitoring of analytes outside the scope and detection limits of typical regulatory methods. 

TDI-Brooks has a staff of nearly one-hundred individuals including fourteen Ph.D. level oceanographers, geochemists, biologists and geologists. TDI-Brooks is a privately held corporation in Texas, incorporated in 1996, headquartered in College Station, TX with remote domestic offices located in Houston, TX and Denver, CO 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), Mexico (TDI-Brooks Mexico) and Cote d’Ivoire

Contact Jim Brooks ( or Melissa Wood ( for assistance with your offshore program.

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

Phone: +1 (979) 693-3446