Geotech Infrastructure

Geotechnical Drilling

Determine sub-surface ground characteristics for infrastructure development.

Geotechnical services involve exploratory drilling 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, LNG facilities and construction/ foundation design for buildings. As of 2016 Geotech also has the ability to drill offshore with a barge and drill system. This method has been successful on multiple near shore (marine) LNG facility investigations.

Many mining, consulting, construction and utility companies, contract Geotech’s drilling services to complete subsurface investigations to evaluate their properties. Unlike exploration drilling, these geotechnical projects focus on the characteristics and structure of the subsurface material, rather than the value of the mineral composition.

Geotech was founded in 1996 with an emphasis on geotechnical specific programs, after identifying a need within British Columbia’s Ministry of Transportation division. Geotech facilitates investigations to obtain information required by clients including the drilling of multiple boreholes, completed with various in-situ tests, and installations. These testing techniques include but are not limited to; standard penetration tests, cone penetration tests, packer tests (pneumatic and hydraulic), shelby tubes, piston sampling, core orientation, vane shear (nilcon and standard), and hydro fracturing tests. Geotech also offers an array of instrumentation installation services, including but not limited to; monitoring wells, vibrating wires, slope inclinometer casings, extensometers, de-watering pumps, and nested installations.


As of 2024, Geotech Drilling has joined ConeTec and together we offer a range of drilling and testing capabilities to geotechnical, environmental, and mineral exploration projects.

ConeTec specializes in superior site characterization services for the mining, renewable energy, infrastructure, power, construction, and environmental sectors. ConeTec’s fleet of full-service site investigation equipment is deployed from over 20 locations around the world for on land, amphibious, over water, and limited access projects.

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Numerous major pipeline, mining, construction, consulting, and utility companies have sought Geotech’s geotechnical services to complete projects. These clients include, but are not limited to:

  • AMEC (change to Wood PLC),
  • Advisian
  • BC Hydro
  • BGC Engineering
  • Centerra Gold
  • Conuma Coal
  • Core 6 Environmental
  • Corrosion Services
  • Diavik Diamond Mines
  • Fortis BC
  • GeoPacific Consultants Ltd
  • Golder Associates
  • Higher Ground Consultants
  • Integrated Sustainability
  • JJM Construction
  • Kinder Morgan Canada
  • Klohn Crippen Berger
  • Knight Piesold
  • Ledcor Group
  • Ministry of Transportation
  • New Gold Mining
  • Northern Geo
  • Parkland Geotechnical
  • Peace River Hydro Partners
  • Red Chris Development Mine
  • Rio Tinto
  • Seabridge Gold
  • SNC Lavalin
  • Stantec
  • Teck Resources
  • Teck Highland Valley Copper
  • Terracon Geotechnique
  • Tetra Tech
  • Thurber Engineering
  • TransMountain Pipeline L.P.

Geotechnical Projects

A few of our Geotechnical Drilling projects. To view more, click here.

Diavik A21 Dyke Construction

Northwest Territories, Canada

Site C Transmission Line

North-central BC, Canada

Aiken and Kahta Pipeline Sections

Northeastern BC, Canada

Eureka, Nunavut Assessment

Eureka, Nunavut, Canada

Red Chris Mine

Golden Triangle, BC, Canada

Murray River Mine

Tumbler Ridge, BC, Canada

Pipeline Cathodic Protection

Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada

Snap Lake Mine

Northwest Territories, Canada