Merlin Geoscience Services cover the energy lifecycle
Merlin Geoscience provides a wide range of geoscience services. Having been established from an oil company, our current services focus on hydrocarbon workflows supporting all stages from exploration through to production. However, many of our staff have specialist skills, such as stratigraphy, structural evaluation and petrophysics, which can support companies on a wider range of projects.
A bespoke solution for you
Every project we work on is different, and we will work with you to understand your requirements and deliver a bespoke solution. Our experienced staff provide quality technical support and aim to work as a seamless extension to your existing team.
Having completed more than 90 operating projects with over 140 clients globally, Merlin have been involved in a wide range of assets both geographically and stratigraphically. We look forward to applying our experience to your project.
If you are looking to expand your energy portfolio we can support you in licence round applications or asset purchases of exploration, appraisal or development projects. Integrating our regional knowledge and petroleum systems experience we provide an independent analysis of asset value. We focus on understanding the key uncertainties to provide recommendations of forward work that would be required to realise the value of the asset.
TECHNICAL EVALUATION & PORTFOLIO BUILD
Technical Support Options
Merlin Geoscience offers support on individual projects or, if you need more extensive support, will act as an outsourced technical team. In either case we try to ensure on a given project you always work with the same staff. This helps to provide continuity and to build a strong relationship with you. By working closely with you we will ensure our project workflows fulfil your required deliverables.
We also provide experienced advice to companies to assist them to optimise the value of their assets through mitigation of key risks and uncertainties. These advisory services can assist at management and board level by providing an independent technical review prior to key business decisions.
Merlin’s Geoscience Experience
Merlin Geoscience works on projects covering the whole energy lifecycle including exploration, appraisal, development, and maximisation of late life field recovery. Our experienced staff bring together a range of geoscience skills including stratigraphy, structural interpretation, reservoir geology, rock physics and log analysis. This is complemented by reservoir engineering input from Belltree Ltd. who Merlin have worked closely with for many years.
Bringing together first hand experience from ourselves and our partners, Merlin Geoscience staff can support seismic acquisition and drilling operations. We make sure we have a clear understanding of project aims and offer recommendations which optimise the value of your data acquisition programmes. Our staff are able to provide real-time operations support to ensure projects remain on time and budget.
Following on from acquisition, Merlin can support seismic and log processing ensuring you receive a quality product from your data. We can also use our network to support physical data analysis of well samples ensuring that any analysis is fit for purpose and cost effective.
Commercialisation of assets is key to all business. Whether you are a listed company who requires confirmation of asset value or are looking to farm your assets out, Merlin has decades of experience in advising and supporting you. Merlin can provide asset valuations, run physical data rooms, create technical VDR documentation, Information Memoranda or represent you in conferences or industry shows.
Large numbers of wells are still waiting to be decommissioned globally. Cost is a key consideration for decommissioning activities and Merlin focus our workflows on safely optimising plug placement, thereby reducing costs. Using our subsurface knowledge we can support individual or more extensive decommissioning planning operations.
Services to Complement Our Own Skills
Merlin has built up a network of Associates and third-party providers to deliver a range of additional services as part of a larger integrated team. Also, we have a long standing alliance with Belltree Ltd. with whom we deliver projects that fully integrate geoscience workflows with industry leading Reservoir Engineering and Petroleum Engineering workflows. Together, we can also deploy Belltree’s game-changing benchmarking software (bMarkTM) or carry out ‘Locate The Remaining Oil’ studies.
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