Marine Sediment Sampling with Sonic Drilling in Port Phillip Bay

In early 2013 South Western Drilling were engaged by URS to provide a sonic drilling rig to recover very soft marine sediments in Port Philip Bay in Victoria.

SWD were chosen for this project due to our experience working over water, use of a vast array of sampling techniques and high regard for safety and the sensitive marine environment and our ability to establish a great relationship with the stakeholders on this project.

Sonic proved to be the perfect tool for sampling the varied geology underlying Port Philip Bay, we achieved 100% recovery including rock, wood and steel fill.