In the wake of Hurricane Ida, TDI-Brooks is expressing interest in providing seabed survey services to expedite the recommencement of your GOM operations. TDI-Brooks are involved with the current BSEE mandated pipeline inspection protocols for the 2021 GOM hurricanes.

Now that Hurricane Ida has passed, our vessels can perform activities including but not limited to port, pipeline, and debris surveys.  Our vessels can be equipped with a geophysical survey suite consisting of sonar, magnetometer and if required multibeam bathymetry can be mobilized to inspect pipeline crossings and identify debris which hinders operations.

We understand operators have 180 days to submit reports for pipeline crossings in storm paths. TDI-Brooks will have the R/V Miss Emma McCall returning from the East Coast sometime in mid-October and available to deploy to the affected areas for any post hurricane surveys required.

To assist with any upcoming planning, a preliminary map which outlines the path of Hurricane Ida and assets affected is attached in this email. We also expect the issuance of a BOEM NTL once the actual extents of the hurricane force winds are determined post storm.

FYI – Following the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey upon the Gulf Coast, TDI-Brooks assisted the US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) by surveying Galveston’s ship channel to enable the Port to open quickly for incoming ships. The U.S. Coast Guard originally closed multiple ports along the Texas Gulf Coast, including those at Houston, Galveston, Texas City, Freeport and Corpus Christi. Galveston’s ship channel is the busiest in the country. TDI-Brooks supplied our 162ft. vessel, the R/V Brooks McCall, which houses a suite of geophysical equipment to provide ocean-bottom hydrographic surveys.

Here is a news story on our mapping of the Liberty Ship George Vancouver reef site in the GOM:

You can find our recent vessel report here containing details on our research vessels, their whereabouts and capabilities: TDI-Brooks Vessel Availability Q3 2021 (

Seabed Geotechnical Flyer

Marine Geophysical


Please let us know if TDI-Brooks can assist with expediting any post storm inspections in order to restart operations.


Jim Brooks at / +1 979-693-3446 OR 

Melissa Wood at / +1 713-208-1734




TDI-Brooks is a research and service company specializing in high-end environmental chemistry; multi-disciplinary oceanographic and environmental projects; surface geochemical exploration and heat flow; geophysical and geotechnical offshore survey projects for the O&G industry as well as federal and state agencies.

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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Phone: +1 (979) 693-3446