Geotech has operated in Alberta since the mid 1990’s.
Geotech Alberta was formally incorporated in 2004 to support the drilling projects Geotech was completing throughout the province. Geotech Alberta is focused on Alberta’s oil and gas markets, and as of December 2020 has established a permanent operation center in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Geotech is immediately pursuing infrastructure (geotechnical and environmental) projects in support of abandoned well-sites, oil sands, and pipeline projects in and around the Grande Prairie and Northeast BC regions.
A strong focus of Geotech’s new operation in Alberta will be Phase 2 environmental investigations of oil and gas sites throughout the regions surrounding Grande Prairie and Northeast BC.
Infrastructure drilling involves both geotechnical and environmental works where exploratory drilling is combined with testing and instrumentation installation to determine sub-surface ground characteristics for infrastructure development purposes including, but not limited to; tailings storage feasibility or upgrades, pipeline alignment investigations, hydro-electric dam feasibility investigations or upgrades, road network evaluation, environmental investigation / monitoring, and construction / foundation design for buildings. Environmental services involve the specialized applications of geotechnical drilling methods to monitor the quality of sub-surface material and assist in the control and remediation of contaminants in this material. During this process, soil and groundwater samples are recovered for evaluation.
Methodologies performed in this region include but are not limited to; auger drilling (hollow and solid stem), mud rotary, ODEX, air rotary, and soil / rock coring techniques.
Further to these drilling methodologies, Geotech also facilitates infrastructure down-hole testing and installations to obtain information required by clients for design or environmental analysis. Testing and installation techniques include, but are not limited to;
- Standard Penetration Testing (SPT)
- Cone Penetration Testing (CPT)
- Piston Sampling
- Core Orientation
- Vane Shear (nilcon and standard)
- Hydro fracturing Testing
- Packer tests (pneumatic and hydraulic)
- Shelby tubes
- Falling Head Tests
- Monitoring wells
- Vibrating wires
- Slope inclinometer casings
- De-watering wells
Geotech maintains one truck mounted M5XD drill rig, one CME850 track drill rig and one Fraste MDXL track drill rig in the Grande Prairie location, supported by a truck mounted pipe / consumable unit and all necessary ancillary tooling and equipment.
These drills are capable of completing an array of geotechnical investigations required by infrastructure projects.
Geotech’s Alberta operations have full access to our entire domestic fleet, which includes; more than 45 track / truck / skid / helicopter portable / amphibious drills, a wide variety of mobile support units, and all necessary ancillary equipment.
Geotech has completed multiple programs in Alberta. Clients include; Suncor (Fort Hills), Syncrude (Aurora), Cenovus, Pembina, Shell, Canadian Natural, Vertex, and various regional engineering / consulting firms (Golder, Stantec, Corrosion Services).
713066 Range Road 72 County
Grande Prairie (No.1), AB
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