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 Expert  729167

Expert in Organic & Petroleum Geochemistry & Geology; Basin Modelling of Petroleum Maturity & Migration

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United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has many years practical university research experience in both petroleum and sediment-related organic geochemical projects resulting in a wide range of publications. He has authored a number of proprietory oil industry reports, specifically biomarker studies in the North Sea province. Geographically his research experience spans the Arctic to West Africa and the Far East to New Zealand. Specific topics of expertise include: 1. Angiosperm and other floral markers of sedimentary input 2. Molecular maturity parameters 3. Anaerobic oxidation of methane (AOM) markers and concretion geochemistry 4. Basin modelling of maturity and prediction of oil and gas kitchens He is an experienced tutor, having run Masters courses in Aberdeen, the West Indies and the Far East and is able to deliver these at around 3 months notice.

petroleum geochemistry


oil geology

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1973   PhD   Geology & Geochemistry   University of Sheffield  
1969   BSc (Hons)   Chemistry   University of Sheffield  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to 2009


University of Waikato, New Zealand


Earth & Ocean Sciences


Research Associate


Resposible for all organic geochemical analytical and publication aspects of NZ government Marsden-funded research project on New Zealand seep-related sedimentary concretions

1973 to 2004


University of Aberdeen, Scotland


Geology & Petroleum Geology


Senior Lecturer & Laboratory Supervisor


Publications and Patents Summary

He has around 50 publications in major international journals.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Petroleum Geology  
 - New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics  
 - Journal of the Geological Society  
 - AAPG Bulletin  
 - Organic Geochemistry  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Supervised geochemical work for, carried out data interpretation and presented report on correlation study of Murchison oilfield in realtion to fault stucture for oil major client.
  • Carried out data interpretation and presented reports on surface geochemical surveys in Haltenbanken and Tromso areas, offshore Norway for service company.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2005 to 2009   New Zealand   He was a Research Associate in charge of organic geochemical aspects of NZ govt funded project on cold seeps and related concretions at University of Waikato, Hamilton
1980 to 1980   Nigeria   He was a Senior Lecturer and Acting HOD in the Geology Dept at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   He is moderately fluent speaking, competent at reading and writing
German   He has good intermediate speech, but only basic reading and writing skills
Spanish   He can converse at a rudimentary level

Additional Skills and Services:

Provision of Short Course in Petroleum Geochemistry and Basin Modelling - based on MSc teaching in Aberdeen and delivered in Trinidad and Brunei

Other Skills and Services

Reporting and publication writing based on 3rd party data


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