We provide specialized services in collecting geotechnical engineering design parameters

for the foundation design of offshore structures including oil platform, pipeline, wind turbines, port and dredging or reclamation. The data collection is by means of drilling and sampling and in-situ testing from a geotechnical vessel. Our ultimate customers are the oil and gas companies, wind farm and port operators.

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“With 9 years of group and own track records in offshore geotechnical projects, HELMS has established itself as a formidable industry player with past and ongoing projects in the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Australia. We will continue to expand as the demand for quality offshore geotechnical solutions is increasing in line with the recovery of the oil exploration industry and the rapid development of offshore wind-farms in East Asia.

Our primary focus will be the offshore geotechnical, developing manpower and technical capabilities to support our own marine spreads and that of our strategic partners.

We pride ourselves on our ability to react quickly to developing industry and project parameters, whilst maintaining the quality of our deliverables and the safety of our people, operations and the environment.”

Our Equipment

HG30 Drilling Rig (website)

Our Personnel

Geotechnical Drilling

Our Engineering



Helms provides geotechnical drilling, sampling and in-situ testing services using its heave compensated drill kits. The drill rigs are installed on dynamically positioned (DP) or 4-point mooring vessels. The current focus is for geotechnical drilling, sampling and in-situ testing in the regions of South East Asia, the Far East and the Middle East.

Helms is currently operating two dedicated offshore soil boring vessels called the Dolphin Geo Survey and the Patra Offshore. Both vessels, equipped with Helms’ marine drill rigs, are assigned to cover primarily the windfarm sector in the Far East and the oil and gas market of South East Asia. Downhole CPT and onboard lab testing facility are also available on the soil boring vessel as part of the package.

In addition to drilling, Helms also operates kits such as the Neptune 5000 Seabed CPT which is rated to work in water depth of up to 2,000m and seabed coring equipment such as the Vibrocore.

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Having owned Asian Geos for over 6 years, Helms has an extensive group track records in offshore geotechnical and survey projects internationally. The most recent ones after Helms becomes an independent operator are as follows:

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Helms and Patra Offshore have been the best performer in this year’s project and a valuable partner to EGST, we deeply appreciate your efforts and professionalism shown in the past few months. We are looking forward to your continuous commitment and support to EGST and our projects and let’s hope (and do everything we can to ensure) that things can go much smoother for both of us in 2019 and beyond.

Huang Hsin-Chih

EGS Taiwan Corporation

I have known Helmi since his days with Asian Geos and judging from his past achievements, he will skillfully grow Helms providing 1st class services across the region. I wish him and the staff at Helms the very best.

David Hitchcock, PhD MRICS FGS

Managing Director
CMS Geotech Ltd, UK.

The relationship with Helmi has gone a very long way back since he was running TL Geotechnics 18 years ago. 2011 onwards, we both sat on the board of Asian Geos in Kuala Lumpur, when AG became part of the Gardline group. Now that Helmi is Helms Geomarine and I am 100% Lankelma once again, we are still cooperating for projects in Taiwan and Abu Dhabi. I hope our close partnership can continue well into the future.

Eric Zon

Managing Director
Lankelma Limited, UK.



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