During his semi-retirement, John Donato has been using some of his spare time to work with the academic ‘Beneath Britain Group’, formed as a joint initiative between UKOGL (UK Onshore Geophysical Library) and the Department of Earth Sciences at Oxford University. He has recently published a third paper on the Beneath Britain website, this time authored jointly with Chris Pullan (CP Exploration). Continue reading to get a flavour of this new publication entitled 'The Eastern Extension of Southwest England under the Mesozoic Southern England Basin and its Variscan Dextral Translation'.
A giant ichthyosaur fossil was discovered early last year in the Rutland Water reservoir, Leicestershire and it soon became apparent that it was of major importance for UK palaeontology. Here at Merlin, any new geological discovery is always of interest, especially when so close to home. However this time we have even more reason to shout about it as our very own stratigrapher, Dr Phil Copestake, was involved in dating the skeleton using associated microfauna. Continue reading to find out more about the ichthyosaur and its excavation...
Seasons greetings from Merlin Energy Resources and a very Happy New Year!
Merlin Datawise is a digital and physical data management consultancy based in Colwall, near Great Malvern. We are looking for a reliable, trustworthy person with a ‘can do‘ attitude to fill the role of Part Time Data Assistant. Continue reading to find out more about the job role and how to apply.
At Merlin, we have recently been thinking about our past travels, in particular our favourite geological localities. Some are closer to home, whilst others are more far-flung. Take a look at where we have picked. Have you been to any before or are they on your list of places to visit in the future? Continue reading to find out..
PETEX 2021 gave Merlin the chance to catch up with the latest news from the industry and meet up with industry colleagues face to face for the first time in too long.
Helen Bone will be attending PETEX 2021, which is being held this year on 23-25th November at the Business Design Centre, London.
Dr Philip Copestake of Merlin Energy will be giving a presentation entitled “Ireland, a whole new story” at the upcoming FORCE webinar, to be held on 26th-28th October, 2021. Continue reading to find out more..
You may not be aware that our Stratigrapher, Dr Phil Copestake, was one of the original authors of a paper defining the J sequence stratigraphic scheme that has now become a standard followed by many companies in the North Sea Basin. Phil (together with co-author Dr Mark Partington) has recently been working on updates to the scheme in a new publication, which is to be published as a memoir of the Geological Society of London. Continue reading to learn more..
At Merlin we are proud of all our team members. Continue reading to find what special achievements we are celebrating.
The competition to win a fossil is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered. We hope everyone enjoyed taking a look at our new web pages.
We have launched our updated website today! Why not visit and find out more about the services we can offer you in geoscience, geochemistry and data management as we support…