MTR 100: UTEC Survey Inc.

Posted by Irina Tabakina

7240 Brittmore Road, Suite 110
Houston, Texas 77041
T: +1 713 984 8688
E: [email protected]
CEO/President: Martin O’Carroll
No. of Employees: 360
Annual Sales: $84.4m in 2013

The Case: Since the company was founded in 2006, UTEC has achieved remarkable growth and success making it worthy of inclusion.  UTEC continues to flourish in key locations around the world and revenues are on track to hit $100+ million this year.


The Company
UTEC provides a wide range of survey services including offshore positioning and construction support, metocean, geophysical and AUV surveys, geotechnical sampling and consulting services to the oil, gas and energy industries.  With a focus on people, performance, excellence and ethics, the company also offers dimensional control surveys, laser scanning, 3D modeling and the iSite™ asset management software.  UTEC has offices located around the world including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, Italy, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States. 

The Tech

UTEC has a global reputation for supplying technology in a streamlined, cost-effective and time efficient way with safety always at the top of the agenda.  The extensive suit of products and services includes geoROV a compact, powerful geotechnical CPT system which is conveyed to a seabed test site by ROV.  It gathers geotechnical test data and soil samples for advanced pipeline stability design and trenching engineering.  geoROV is based around a versatile and robust thruster drive system and can be deployed quickly and easily.  The company currently offers 6 units - 3 in the UK, 2 servicing the Americas from Houston and 1 servicing South East Asia from Singapore.  iSite is a customized web based portal which provides a customer viewing experience that can be utilized by clients without expensive software and highly training operators.  Based on 3D point cloud data which captures top side and subsea assets, iSite enables clients to view geospatial data combined with high resolution photography which allows the client organization to view projects/assets remotely.  In addition, UTEC recently advanced its service offering by doubling its AUV fleet in response to increasing demand for its highly regarded services.  The company now operates a fleet of 4 identically equipped 1000m rated AUV systems offering fleet enhanced subsea positioning, robust operational performance, low logistics designed for dual mode operations utilizing client’s vessels of opportunity.


(As published in the July/Aug 2014 edition of Marine Technology Reporter -

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 85,  Aug 2014

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