Who we are

We are an international geotechnical specialist established in 2016 to provide high quality specialist services for the geotechnical and associated industries focussing on high quality drilling, sampling and testing services.

Our Directors are industry stalwarts, and over the last 20 years they have observed that the previously high levels of skilled and experienced practitioners is beginning to decline within the geotechnical sector. We believe that due to this lack of readily available skills and experience, many of the UK's biggest projects are now suffering as a result.

We are here to fill this gap and meet the demand for high quality work carried out by teams of experienced and skilled people.

What we can do for you

We are able to deliver quality investigations on even the highest demanding projects. Through our network of contacts, we can create teams of leading experts in their fields to deliver complex and demanding projects across the UK and internationally.

We do this by bringing together a unique and expert team, whilst linking together with strategic partners from different fields. Through these partnerships, we are able to possess unrivalled skills in contract management; drilling techniques; geophysics, in situ testing, soil and rock logging, laboratory testing and data management.

Our Associate Companies

SM Associates is an associate company of the Marriott Drilling Group which is the largest onshore deep drilling company based in the UK operating 20 drilling and workover rigs and a wide range of drilling and associated services.

The Marriott Drilling Group offer their services to the oil, gas, shale gas, gas storage, coal, CBM, mining, water and geothermal industries and for specialised geoscientific drilling projects in Europe and selected international markets. Through this association, we can offer the most comprehensive drilling capability and technical services provision in the UK.

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No matter how big or small your project, we offer unrivalled levels of quality. From our project management through to our sampling techniques – we can provide dynamic solutions to all of your most pressing Ground Investigation needs.