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Sample Thumb Woodside Project
AG successfully designed the foundations for the Pluto Platform.
Sample Thumb Shell Project
AG initially provided expert advice to Shell to optimally scope-out the investigation.
Sample Thumb Inpex Project
AG has worked with JP Kenny on the FEED for Inpex’s Ichthys Development.


Sample Thumb Advanced Geomechanics is a focused and exceptionally disciplined consultancy. Our objective is to supply our clients with a carefully selected range of essential services, deliberately restricting ourselves to our proven strengths so that we ensure excellence and value to our clients.

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Welcome to Advanced Geomechanics

Advanced Geomechanics is a well-established and technologically advanced consultant, primarily specialising in provision of engineering geoscience services for oil and gas industry. AG is the globally recognised leader in the design of foundations and anchors in calcareous seabeds, which dominate around Australia.  AG currently has an integrated team of more than 50 geoscientists, most with multiple qualifications in specialist areas, which collectively has un-paralleled experience.

AG provides a broad range of integrated services including:

  • Concept selection, based on un-paralleled experience.
  • Independent scoping of site investigations and geophysical surveys
  • Independent technical tender evaluation for site investigation contractors
  • Site representation and supervision
  • Custodianship of recovered samples in climate-controlled conditions
  • State-of-the-art sample inspection
  • Expert geological and paleontological logging of samples
  • Design and management of laboratory and physical model testing programs
  • Integrated geohazard assessment
  • Geotechnical interpretation and design parameter definition
  • Pipeline route and platform site optimisation
  • Shallow foundations: mudmats and caissons
  • Piled foundations: driven plus drilled and grouted
  • Anchors: suction, drag and pile
  • Pipeline-soil interaction for on-bottom stability and buckling
  • Seismic liquefaction assessment
  • GIS data management
  • Verification: third-party review, validation, verification and certification
  • Independent review of installation procedures
  • Offshore representation