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Mud Bay Drilling is adapting to the changing conditions of the COVID19 pandemic by modifying our actions relative to current regional risk levels. With our updated COVID19 preparedness standard as a guide, we will increase or decrease our practices and procedures based on publicly available pandemic data. By including risk levels within our standards, we are creating a roadmap for de-escalation of controls as the virus wanes, or the escalation of measures during subsequent waves.

To learn more about the details of our updated COVID-19 response plan, please contact us at or click here.

In-situ Testing

Mud Bay has years of experience deploying various in-situ testing systems. We have developed custom equipment and methodologies to increase both data quality and production efficiency during operation of our in-situ testing systems.


Test Types Available

  • CPTu Deployment (including Seismic, Resistivity, UVIF, UVOST, Gamma, MIP, HPT)
  • Vane Shear Testing (digital electric and Nilcon)
  • Pressuremeter Testing (PMT) including both self-bore and pre-bore options: Menard type, Texam, Boremac and Cambridge Self-Boring 6-arm
  • Dilatometer Testing (DMT)
  • Packer Testing (Datalogging systems available for flow and pressure)
  • SPT and LPT
  • DCPT and various DPT methods
  • All penetration type testing/sampling utilize calibrated automatic hammers
  • MARL eSPT system
  • Iso-flow Testing
  • Instrumented Becker Penetration Testing (iBPT)

Geotechnical Sampling

Mud Bay offers all types of geotechnical sampling equipment. Whether your project requires recovery in soft overburden soils or coring underlying bedrock, we can provide a sampling system to meet the demands of the subsurface conditions on site.


Sampling Systems Available

  • Sonic coring (3” to 8” core barrels)
  • Thin Wall Tube Undisturbed Sampling: Piston and Push-in methods, Sharpened and Standard tip, stainless or galvanized steel tubes
  • Hydraulic, Mechanical and Pneumatic fixed piston undisturbed samplers
  • Penetration Sampling (SPT, LPT)
  • Pitcher Sampling
  • Diamond Drill Coring (BQ, NQ, HQ, PQ)
  • MOSTAP sampling
  • Instrumented Becker Penetration Testing (iBPT)
  • MARL eSPT system
  • Other various custom-built sampling systems
  • Specialty soft soil and slurry samplers (mine tailings and marine sediment sampling solutions)

Environmental Sampling

Mud Bay has a selection of systems available for collecting environmental samples of soil or groundwater.


Sampling Systems Available

  • Direct push water sampling (Hydropunch and Waterloo profiling)
  • Direct push soil sampling (for either continuous or discrete, targeted samples)
  • Sonic water sampling tip 
  • Sonic coring (3” to 8” core barrels)
  • High-resolution site profiling systems available: UVOST, UVIF, MIP, HPT, Conductivity, Gamma (also can be coupled with the CPTu)
  • Full decontamination equipment available

Safety, Quality And People Are
At Our Core

We believe in leading by example, especially when it comes to safety. Our people—and our culture—reflect this belief in every environment we work in. We have a strong HSE program and a staff entrenched in a productive culture of safety. Our entire team works together to uphold our standards and ensure safety across all operations.