The KUMO Vibrocorer is an elegant, effective, electrically-driven, vibrating coring system with the unique ability to extract optimum samples at speed, in water depths of up to 1000 m. KUMO can operate the Vibrocorer to efficiently penetrate all sand and gravel types, as well as stiff stratums such as permafrost sediments and crusts of gas hydrates. Exceptional performance in even the harshest deep sea conditions makes the KUMO Vibrocorer a market leader in advanced coring system technologies.
KUMO provides a complete, cost-efficient marine operations service for clients that require core sample extraction using the KUMO Vibrocorer. Our specialist team takes care of all paperwork, insurance and legal documentation. We provide a fully-equipped research vessel, manned by KUMOs Cruise Director, marine personnel and technicians – trusted specialists in operating the Vibrocorer for deep sea exploration projects. Our end-to-end marine operations are strategically planned and executed to optimise use of time and extract the highest quality core samples.
We tailor the KUMO Vibrocorer to match your specific project requirements, providing ultimate sample control and data transmission. For example:
The KUMO Vibrocorer is flexible and vast in its application, being utilised globally in the offshore energy, construction, mining and environmental sectors. If you require a pristine seabed core sample with no damage or unwanted consolidated sediments, look no further.
Essentially, the most important data one can derive from seabed cores are related to historical geology, geomorphology, stratigraphy, and lithology. This information is essential to operators, allowing the quantification and imaging of the subsurface to reduce uncertainty and significantly improve planning. Areas in which core sampling can support operations are (but not limited to):
The KUMO Vibrocorer is available on an end-to-end basis. We offer full support during deployment, operation and recovery. Additionally, KUMO can provide analysis of your collected core samples relating to sedimentology, organic & inorganic geochemistry and rock mechanics. We provide the final results report to you catered based on your operational needs, identifying the parameters that will benefit you.