An Employee-Owned geoscience and data management consultancy 

Focused on enabling clients to add value to their business operations

Born from an energy company

Merlin was founded in 1998 by a group of staff members from Clyde Petroleum. Merlin has since brought together a technical team who draw on over 250 years combined experience and bring with them knowledge gained from prior work with over 17 operating companies.

As a team we have worked for 140 clients with assets across the globe. Working closely with you to define project scope allows us to supply bespoke solutions to meet your exact project requirements. In addition by providing consistent project staff to clients they become a seamless extension to your existing in-house team.

Merlin Expertise Map 2022
Merlin's projects are worldwide

Employee owned

Merlin Energy Resources Ltd. became an Employee-Owned company on the 1st of July 2016, joining other successful Employee-Owned organisations such as John Lewis and ARUP. Our current Employee-Owners board is made up of Fiona Lawrance (Merlin board appointment), Eleanor Oldham (employee elected representative) and Ken Lindsay (non-exec director).

Merlin recognises that its employees are its most important asset and that employees should be closely involved in determining their company’s future. Employee ownership means staff engage more in Merlin’s business and have an active commitment to making the company a success, and moving the company forward into the future. Our commitment to Merlin, means in turn, more commitment to you.

We own the company, so we care.

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Here at Merlin we pride ourselves in acting with honesty and integrity at all times.