Expert knowledge delivering Client-focussed solutions
The Bluefield brand is the real alternative to the established order of offshore geosurvey providers. With combined experience of over 100 years, the company directors have a gold standard pedigree in offshore geotechnical engineering both in terms of consultant engineering excellence, and geotechnical survey expertise.
With experience of many hundreds of offshore survey projects, our Clients can be confident in our delivery. Projects include geotechnical investigations ranging from conventional drill ship operations, to state-of-the-art robotic seabed drill rigs, to shallow seabed investigations using all kinds of seabed testing and sampling systems in all water depths.
Bluefield’s trading mission is to use our expert knowledge and our unrivalled ability to provide flexible solutions to ensure that we deliver to our Clients the optimal solution for their specific needs.
Bluefield’s strength is our multi-disciplinary expertise across complimentary but disparate fields. This enables us to offer innovative and reliable solutions to a wide range of ground-related subsea situations. Key disciplines include:
- Geographic information systems
- Geophysical surveys
- Geotechnical engineering consultancy and design
- Geotechnical survey and site investigation
- Marine operations and back deck systems
- Metocean surveys
- ROV’s and robotics
- Seabed mineral surveys and seabed mining systems
- Subsea engineering
- Trenching and jetting systems
The core objective of Bluefield is to develop and market seabed geotechnology to service both the site investigation and offshore construction industries, across renewable, oil & gas, and minerals & mining sectors.
The company aims to provide cutting edge technological solutions through R&D, and to provide field services in support of these and more conventional techniques.
Our vision is to be a world leader in terms of technology for the design and installation of robotically installed foundations, in particular for tension anchors for floating offshore wind.
We will always provide an outstanding level of service leveraging the breadth and depth of expertise in our core disciplines.
The cornerstone of our service offering is integrity, professionalism, and commitment to our fellow company members and to our Clients
Jim Edmunds, Managing Director
Jim has a background of 25 years in the offshore energy industry in varied roles from field engineer to executive management working for contractors and consultancies around the globe.
Jim is expert in geoscience engineering and the application of geosciences to offshore infrastructure developments. He also has a passion for and a strong track record of development of technologies and innovations in support of the geoscience sector.
John Buckell, Projects Director
John has a background of 16 years in the offshore site investigation industry in offshore and management roles working for contractors and consultancies worldwide. A specialist in site investigation, he has a track record in the development and deployment of new technology to meet client requirements. He has a strong background in geotechnical project management and reporting.
Mark Ramsey, Operations Director
Mark spent 20 years as an engineer in the automotive manufacturing industry before transferring to the offshore geotechnical world and has spent the last 10 years developing and integrating skill sets from both industry areas on projects worldwide.
The development and use of specialist subsea site investigation tooling from concept to end client data presentation is his passion.
Peter Allan, Director
Peter has 30 years expertise in geotechnical engineering, ranging from development of high quality in situ testing tools to acting as an expert witness in arbitration tribunals. Subsea geotechnical experience includes all types of foundation solutions and he is internationally recognised as one of the leading authorities in subsea trenching and cable risk assessment. Peter has started two subsea geotechnical companies, both of which were built up and successfully acquired by leading offshore survey contractors.
Mike Fearn, Global Business Development Manager
Mike has 25 years global experience in the Oil & Gas industry with a focus within the last 10 years on the offshore site investigation / geotechnical market. Mike has been successful as a Project Manager and Business Development Manager in projects for the Oil & Gas operators, Offshore Renewables along with the service contractors.