Gordon Gibbons graduated from the Natural Resources and Petroleum Technology Program at BCIT in 1974. After a 3 1/2 year stint in the Middle East working for a French oil field service company, he returned to Canada to work with his father, Robert (Bob) Gibbons, who founded Mud Bay Drilling Ltd. in 1972. At the time, Bob Gibbons was operating a single custom built, truck-mounted mud rotary rig and serviced the local geotechnical engineering market.
While on drilling rig in 1980, Gordon met David Woeller, then a junior geotechnical engineer. David Woeller and partners formed ConeTec Investigations in 1985 to conduct CPT and in-situ testing services. The two companies worked together to deploy advanced soil investigation methods in BC. Over the past 33 years, Mud Bay and ConeTec have been providing world-leading geotechnical and environmental site investigations together. In 2015, Mud Bay Drilling joined the ConeTec group of site investigation contractors.
This informative session will cover the experiences gained by these two companies in a wide range of drilling programs utilizing diverse techniques, expertise, and equipment.
This presentation will be of particular interest to engineers and geoscientists who employ investigative drilling to determine subsurface materials and conditions. Gordon will provide case examples of the problems and solutions that were used.
The following soil testing techniques will be outlined for land and marine-based investigations:
- Geotechnical drilling:
- Mud rotary
- Diamond drilling
- Insitu testing:
- CPT (cone penetration testing)
- SCPT(seismic cone penetration testing)
- PMT (pressuremeter testing)
- iBPT (instrumented becker penetration tests)
- eVane (electric shear vane testing)
- eSPT (electric standard penetration test)
- Geophysical investigations
We expect that this will be an informative session highlighting important considerations when contracting services form this important and challenging industry.
- 6:00 PM–6:30 PM: Registration and networking
- 6:30 PM–7:15 PM: Dinner
- 7:15 PM–7:30 PM: Branch business and announcements
- 7:30 PM–9:00 PM: Presentation and Q&A
- 9:00 PM: Closing
- Guest/Non-member Registration: If you are not a member of Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia, you can register online by quickly creating a 'non-member' account. After clicking on the 'Register' link, you will be brought to a login screen. Towards the bottom, there is a ‘Create new account’ link. Click this link and follow the prompts to create your account and then you will be able to register online with this new account. Thank you and we look forward to having you join us.
- Alcohol Disclaimer: This event is intended for responsible adults of legal drinking age. Please drink responsibly and do not drink and drive.