The Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics (OSIG) committee of the SUT are inviting an international crowd to the historical Royal Geographical Society in London, in order to attend its 8th international conference, ‘Smarter Solutions for Future Offshore Developments’.

"Both my colleagues from Houston and Perth, as well as myself, are looking forward to meeting our international colleagues, and to share our recent experiences from our work in offshore projects. The SUT, OSIG and the conference in London are important arenas for us at NGI", says Thomas Langford, Head of Section, Offshore Geotechnics at NGI.

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Thomas Langford (left) and Noel Boylan are looking forward to meeting international colleagues, and to share recent experiences from NGI's work in offshore Projects.

Knowledge sharing for a smarter tomorrow

Several of NGI's leading experts will chair sessions and give presentations on a variety of subjects, ranging from installation of suction anchors to numerical modelling and intelligent modelling of marine sediments.

"At NGI, giving back to society and making our key findings available to the industry, are at the core of what we do. Our knowledge and expertise stems from extensive R&D programs, installation and operation of projects, as well as laboratory and model testing. Being an active member of OSIG, we work hard to develop knowledge transfer throughout the industry", says Noel Boylan, Managing Director of NGI Perth.

The conference will focus on new research and developments in site investigation data acquisition, evaluation and integration, geotechnical analysis and design as well as field operational experience.

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Since the start of Norwegian oil and gas activities, NGI has built up comprehensive expertise in offshore geotechnics. NGI has conducted foundation design for numerous offshore structures - from oil and gas, to offshore wind.
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Relevant data on ground conditions that describe the material behaviour of soil and rock types are important. The quality of laboratory testing of the strength and deformation properties of soil and rock types has given NGI's laboratory international acclaim.


  • NGI is an internationally renowned geotechnical consultant for the offshore industry working in both the renewables and oil and gas industries worldwide.
  • One of the primary offshore geotechnical challenges is handling complex cyclic loads on structures and foundations from waves and wind.
  • NGI makes significant contributions to the development of new concepts for offshore structures, often in places with unfavourable ground conditions.
  • The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) is a multidisciplinary society that brings together organisations and individuals with a common interest in underwater technology, ocean science and offshore engineering.
  • Founded in 1966, SUT has members from more than 40 countries, including engineers, scientists, other professionals and students working in these areas.
  • The Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics (OSIG) committee is one of several committees within the SUT, featuring expertise from across the industry.
  • OSIG was founded to promote knowledge and education in all aspects of offshore geology and geotechnical engineering.
  • NGI contributes to SUT and OSIG activities in Europe, Perth and Houston.