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Fugro Permafrost Expert to Speak at National Geologists Conference in Anchorage, Alaska

September 19 to 22


Dr. Nikolay Volkov, a senior project professional working in Fugro’s Houston offices, will present a permafrost-themed talk during the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) Annual Conference, scheduled for September 19-22 in Anchorage, Alaska.

Entitled, “Geotechnical Aspects of Saline Permafrost and Cryopegs,” Dr. Volkov’s presentation will focus on the complex nature of coastal and offshore permafrost, which is of critical importance to Alaska’s existing and planned infrastructure on the North Slope and Outer Continental Shelf. Those registered for the AIPG Conference can attend this talk on September 22 at 1:30 pm.

On September 25, Fugro’s Alaska office will host a lunch-and-learn seminar with Dr. Volkov. This session will provide an overview of onshore and offshore permafrost geohazards, their negative implications, and mitigation measures examined through case studies. Fugro’s most recent permafrost experience will be shared, including field-tested, state-of-the-art technologies.

Dr. Volkov’s seminar qualifies for professional development units (PDUs) to maintain engineering certification. Attendance can be arranged by calling Fugro’s Alaska office at 907.561.3478.


Fugro creates value by acquiring and interpreting earth and engineering data and providing associated consulting services to support clients with their design and construction of infrastructure and buildings. Fugro also supports clients with the installation, repair and maintenance of their subsea infrastructure.
Fugro works around the globe, predominantly in energy and infrastructure markets offshore and onshore employing approximately 13,000 employees in over seventy countries. In 2014 Fugro’s revenue amounted to EUR 2.6 billion; Fugro is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.


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