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.