Geotechnical Engineering Services Division of Lonestar is fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and technology to conduct soil investigation, on-shore and off-shore in the most efficient and accurate manner. The project management team of Lonestar has a dedicated team of Geotechnical Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicist, suitably qualified, professionally trained and with numerous years of experience in the Middle Eastern Foundation Engineering
Lonestar has a fleet of Cable percussion and Rotary rigs, including Nordmeyer DSB 1/5, RSB. Mobil B 31, BOREMASTER and EDCO Pelicon. For sandy and silty soils we deploy Cable Percussion, where as hard rock or for deep drilling we utilize the trusted work-horse rigs; Nordmeyer and Mobil drill. In addition, Lonestar also has 20 ton Static Cone Penetration (CPT) rig with GeoPoint data acquisition system.
The scope of the Geotechnical Investigation includes drilling, sampling, in-situ borehole testing, interpretation of field data, preparation of borehole log, refine the geotechnical design parameters, presentation of factual and interpretative engineering report with bearing pressure/working load recommendation, foundation type, foundation concrete and guidelines for ground improvement.
Lonestar undertakes onshore/offshore ground investigations for a wide variety of civil and industrial construction, infrastructure and Oil & Gas pipeline projects. We pride ourselves by adopting the same professional approach to both large multidisciplinary investigation projects as well as small simple structures. Our Investigation is supervised by highly qualified experienced geotechnical engineers and field engineering geologists.
Lonestar team of geotechnical engineers are engaged in various types of projects such as on and near shore soil Investigation by drilling boreholes and conducting CPT Sounding, Deep Wells for Cathodic Protection and Electrical Grounding.
Lonestar also has the capability to conduct the following Geophysical tests such
- Soil Electrical Resistivity
- Electrical tomography
- Thermal Resistivity ( Both field and laboratory)
- Seismic Down hole test
- Seismic Cross Hole Test
- Packer Test for Rock permeability
- Pressure meter Test/Elastometer
- Permeability Test (Falling Head and Constant Head)
- Installation of Piezometer and Well Monitoring
Most geotechnical and geophysical work requires presentation of clear, concise Engineering Reports with unambiguous recommendations for Foundation, Settlement Analysis and Liquefaction Analysis. With years of experience, our engineers provide reports that meet these high standards of industry.
Subsurface Investigation and Foundation Engineering
- Shallow Foundation Design
- Deep Foundation Design
- In-situ bore hole testing
- Hydrogeological Investigations
- Slope Stability and Landslide Control
- Retaining Wall Design
- General Consultation