GULF CONSULT is a full service Geotechnical Engineering firm providing expertise in Geotechnical and Geological engineering as well as providing Geophysical survey, Laboratory & Material testing, Surveying, Environmental services, Calibration & Inspection. Gulf Consult's in-house laboratories are fully equipped to perform the necessary tests to provide accurate results in a timely manner.


One of our principle activities is the investigation of subsurface conditions for construction of all types of engineering structures and environmental projects. Working with other design professionals, GULF CONSULT performs the appropriate subsurface explorations and analysis. We provide recommendations and design criteria for foundations and other elements of the project, which depend on subsurface conditions. The experience gained since 1981 has given us an extensive knowledge of the soils and rocks conditions and other engineering geological characteristics throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Such experience will give us the confidence to plan and perform the site investigation activities in a successful manner. The major areas of geotechnical services including the following:

  • Soil Investigations (Onshore – Offshore)
  • Foundation Design
  • Pavement Design
  • Drilling
  • Pile Foundation Testing ( Compressive - Uplift - Lateral)
  • Pile Dynamic Analyzer Test ( PDA )
  • Pile Integrity Test ( PIT )
  • Plate Load Test
  • Static Cone Penetration Test (Dutch CTP)
  • Electric Cone Penetration Test (Piezocone)
  • Pressuremeter Test
  • Field Instrumentation & Monitoring
  • Site Investigations
  • Rock Mass Classification & Rock rippability
  • Earthquake and Fault Studies
  • Hydrogeologic Evaluation
  • Geologic Hazards Assessment

Engineering geological professionals aside with the geotechnical experts at Gulf Consult offer a complete range of engineering and environmental services from concept/feasibility studies through detailed design and construction, including planning and follow up of ground investigations and site supervision during construction.

Gulf Consult provides specialist expertise in engineering geology studies that are included the following services:

  • Engineering geological mapping
  • Programme for ground investigations
  • Rock mass characterization & classification for engineering purposes (road-cut, tunnels, excavations),
  • Rock support
  • Stability analyses
  • Rock hardness and rippability,
  • Hydrogeologic study to detect its impacts on engineering structures and environmental issues.
  • Assessment of Geologic hazards that may endanger the engineering and environmental projects (landsliding, subsidence, sand dune movement, fissuring & faulting, sabkha’s problems...)

Gulf Consult provides the following Engineering Geological Services:

  • Site Investigations
  • Rock Mass Classification & Rock rippability
  • Earthquake and Fault Studies
  • Hydrogeologic Evaluation
  • Geologic Hazards Assessment

Gulf Consult offers the Geophysical Survey as one of the most useful and cost-effective tools available for the investigation and characterization of subsurface conditions.  Geophysical techniques used during the engineering and environmental projects for locating, detecting, delineating, characterizing, and visualizing the subsurface setting. Gulf Consult’s Professionals and well-trained technicians focus to design and execute the geophysical survey thoroughly to save both time and cost during the exploration activities of engineering and environmental projects.

Gulf Consult Professionals have extensive knowledge and experience in the application of a comprehensive range of geophysical methods for environmental, and geotechnical projects across different landforms in the Saudi Arabia.

Gulf Consult provides the following geophysical applications:

  • Depth to water table
  • Depth to bedrock
  • Thickness of weathering zone
  • Major joints, faults, and shear zones
  • Rock rippability
  • Buried tanks and drums
  • Underground cavities and voids
  • Buried utilities
  • Former underground mines and landfills
  • Rebar and post tension cables in concrete

Geophysical Services at Gulf Consult will be carried out through the following methods:

  • Seismic Refraction
  • Seismic Cross-Hole
  • Electrical Resistivity (DC)
  • Ground Penetration Radar (GPR)
  • Electromagnetic (EM)
  • Metal Detection
  • Underground Radio Cable Detection
  • Marine Geophysical Survey

Gulf Consult Construction Material Testing Division is on the “Approved List” of many major companies in the Kingdom to provide testing services directly on site or in our laboratory.   This division can offer wide scope of services such as on site quality control, provision of full-time quality control technicians with full-equipped mobile laboratories and complete material testing directly on site. 

Gulf Consult offers a full service laboratory for earth materials testing.  Tests available at our lab include:


Gulf Consult's Surveying Division is one of the fast growing divisions of the company. With more than 13 survey crews working in all sections of the Kingdom, Gulf Consult's Surveying Division is able to respond quickly to our client's need. We take pride in providing our clients with quality products and superior service, on time, and to their specified format. We maintain a well-qualified staff of surveyors, geomatic & civil engineers using the most advanced technology. Our equipment & software are constantly updated and expanded.

We are in the Service Business providing Professional Land & Marine Surveying and Mapping Services.

The following are the field services we can provide.
Topographic and Boundary Surveys

  • Pipeline Route Survey
  • Residential Lot Survey
  • Plant Survey
  • Staking of Lot Corners

Construction Survey

  • Setting out works
  • 3rd Party Site Verification
  • Foundation Level Checking
  • Mechanical Erection Works

GPS Control Survey

  • Pipeline Route Control Survey
  • Establishing GPS Control Networks
  • Existing Control Verification

Volumetric Survey

  • Volumetric Calculation for Site Preparation & Backfilling
  • Pre-Dredge and Post Dredge Quantity Survey

Deformation Monitoring Survey

  • Foundation and Building Cracks movement Monitoring
  • Foundation Settlement Monitoring
  • Tower Inclination Monitoring

Marine Survey

  • Hydrographic Survey
  • Tide, Temperature, Salinity and Current Monitoring
  • Current Profiling & Wave Measurement
  • Oceanographic Measurement
  • Side Scan Sonar Survey
  • Sub-bottom Profiling Survey
  • Magnetometer Survey

GIS Mapping

  • Ground Survey and GIS Data Collection
  • Automated Vector and Image Mapping
  • Orthophoto Production from Photographic Map
  • GIS Implementation

Gulf Consult’s Environmental Services Division includes environmental geologists, engineers, and scientists experienced in a wide range of environmental disciplines. Services offered include environmental impact assessment, detection and monitoring the inorganic and organic contamination of soil, groundwater and marine environment, purification and treatment of soil and groundwater using reliable techniques.

Gulf Consult provides environmental services ranges from initial environmental assessment, site inspection, and remedial investigation through design and implements the remediation system.

Gulf Consult provides the following Environmental Services:

  • Environmental Imapct Assessment (EIA)
  • Environmental Site Assessment (ESA)
  • Groundwater Monitoring Program
  • Air Pollution           
  • Soil & Water Pollution
  • Landfill
  • Waste Disposal Setting
  • Risk Assessment
  • Sound / Noise Level Survey
  • Provision and installation of Gas & groundwater monitoring well

Gulf Consult Calibration division is able to perform wide variety of calibration services such as calibration of thermometers, scales, dial gauges, proving rings and pressure gauges. Calibration Division is also able to perform calibration of batching plants scales, laboratory equipment and other weight measuring devices used in the concrete production. Gulf Consult can also perform calibration of pressure gauge and jack assembly up to 200 tons capacity.

Gulf Consult maintains all inspection, measuring and test equipment whose calibrations are traceable to the appropriate National and International Standards.

The following are the list of calibration services that can be performed either in the field or in the laboratory:

  • Calibration of Top Loading, Direct Reading Scales and Balances
  • Calibration of Equal Arm Balances
  • Calibration of Mechanical Force Measuring such as Proving Rings
  • Calibration of Force Testing Machine
  • Calibration of Pressure Gauges up to 15,000 psi Capacity
  • Calibration of Thermometer Using Computer-Aided Apparatus
  • Calibration of Dial Gauges
  • Calibration of Dynamometers
  • Calibration of Vernier Calipers and Measuring Tapes
  • Calibration of Schmidt Hammers
  • Calibration of Relief Valves
  • Calibration of Torque Wrenches
  • Calibration of Nuclear Gauges by Validator
  • Holiday Detection of Pipelines and Paint Coatings