AVS can perform offshore and onshore geotechnical drilling. We are experienced in vibracoring, geotechnical services, lab services and offshore marine support. Thanks to a top-performing team and extensive equipment, we can accommodate a wide range of jobs, under the direction of a Professional Geologist or Professional Engineer.
Vibracoring is a technology for collecting core samples of underwater sediments and wetland soils. The vibrating mechanism of a vibracorer, sometimes called the “vibrahead”, operates on hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical or electrical power from an external source. The attached core tube is driven into sediment with the use of gravity, enhanced by vibration energy. When the insertion is completed, the vibracorer is turned off, and the tube is withdrawn with the aid of hoist equipment. AVS has a variety of tools to meet your needs.
AVS can provide both land and marine-based drilling. Geotechnical drilling is often related to the construction of a structure, such as a building or an oil rig. It can be part of the construction process as well as part of the investigation process conducted on site before the structure is built. Drilling is used to take core samples and to gather data about the site. AVS has the capabilities to perform Vibracoring, SPT Testing, CPT Testing, Shelby Tube Sampling and Wire Line Coring services.
Our certified state-of-the-art lab can perform a variety of services. AVS has the expertise to visually log and photo document cores. We can conduct a variety of laboratory test methods at our U.S. Army Corps of Engineers certified lab.
Offshore Marine Support
The M/V Thunderforce, an 85-foot research vessel, is Coast Guard Certified for “All Oceans” and is ready to assist on any marine operation. AVS has extensive equipment to assist your project needs.
Commercial Price List (Updated September 10, 2016)
|Geophysicist||$110.00 per hour|
|Professional Engineer||$105.00 per hour|
|Professional Geologist||$105.00 per hour|
|Ship Captain||$100.00 per hour|
|Certified Well Driller||$100.00 per hour|
|Project Manager||$80.00 per hour|
|First Mate||$80.00 per hour|
|Project Engineer||$80.00 per hour|
|Contracts Manager||$80.00 per hour|
|Staff Engineer||$70.00 per hour|
|Staff Geologist||$70.00 per hour|
|Senior Field Sampling Technician||$65.00 per hour|
|Vibracore Technician||$65.00 per hour|
|Safety Officer||$65.00 per hour|
|Environmental Scientist||$65.00 per hour|
|Environmental Technician||$65.00 per hour|
|Deckhand||$45.00 per hour|
|Driller’s Helper||$30.00 per hour|
|Draftsman||$30.00 per hour|
|Administrative Assistant||$30.00 per hour|
|Vessel (90’ Research)||$5,000.00 per day|
|Vessel (29’ Shallow Draft)||$1,800.00 per day|
|Mobilization||$210.00 per hour|