Cost effective operations are the key to successful energy projects, in both oil and gas and renewables. RPS Energy has been instrumental in providing project management and technical support as well as expert quality control for seismic surveys, site investigation, well operations, positioning and infrastructure projects.


RPS can determine and overcome the engineering implications of remediation design on development projects. Our chartered geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists are experienced in most aspects of both onshore and offshore geotechnical engineering.

We offer geotechnical engineering support at any stage of a project from the design of land or marine site investigations to detailed analysis of foundations, slopes stability analysis and earthworks assessments.

We carry out geotechnical work to assist, industrial and waste sectors and national road authorities, in addition to supporting the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors.

What we provide

Integrated geophysical / geological / geotechnical desk studies including seabed mobility, scour potential, channel features, geotechnical zoning and interpretation of preliminary geotechnical parameters for conceptual designs

Conceptual foundation designs

Jack-up spud can footing penetration assessments

Detailed scoping and specification of geotechnical site investigations (onshore and offshore)

Geotechnical ITT preparation

Contractor evaluation, contract negotiations and contractor selection

Field quality control (client representation)

Geotechnical interpretative reporting and parameter selection

Detailed foundation designs for range of foundation types (driven or suction-installed foundation piles, gravity based structures, anchors, pipelines)

Foundation construction management and supervision

As-installed foundation performance evaluation

Slope stability studies

Cable and pipeline seabed burial feasibility assessments (trenching, jetting, ploughing)


Case Studies:


Near Shore Jack-up Assessment

Geotechnical and Geophysical Data Integration



Karen Dalton
Technical Director
T: +44 (0) 1483 746500

USA and Canada
Tony LaPierre
Technical Director - Site Investigations
T: +1 (281) 448 6188

Australia Asia Pacific
John Stanton
Managing Director, Energy
T: +61 (0) 8 9211 1188