Learn how geochemical fingerprinting can provide a cost effective solution to evaluate well integrity from our Principal Geochemist, Paul Taylor.
In the overall doom and gloom of the current COVID environment in the UK it was great to see the positive news come out about the 32nd UKCS licensing round awards. We would like to pass on our congratulations to all the companies who have been offered licences.
Creating robust well to seismic ties is a crucial yet unloved workflow which must be performed at the start of any seismic interpretation project. The value added to a project by having a confident set of well-seismic ties cannot be understated. Continue reading to learn more about this important workflow..
Making the most of Covid travel restrictions by exploring the geopark way a 109 mile long route through the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark, which Merlin supports.
In this digital age vast quantities of data are generated and stored on company systems. With even the most robust filing systems in place, dark and unstructured data builds up and knowledge is effectively “lost”. Keywise is a robust, intelligent, in-house Datawise utility to extract keywords and phrases from any collection of files creating knowledge and context to documents.
Merlin staff have been actively participating in industry conferences and discussions about the Energy Transition so that we are both part of the debate and the solution. It has been genuinely uplifting to feel the passion of our fellow geoscientists who all want to play their part.
A collaborative approach is key if we are to solve the complex puzzles that nature presents in our quest to find and produce hydrocarbons safely and economically. A huge amount of information is encoded in the complex chemical mixture that is petroleum. These processes can be revealed and reconstructed by geochemical analysis of produced fluids, mud gas or rock samples.
The use of real-time biostratigraphic data allows the position of the drill bit and drill string to be controlled during drilling. The primary aim of these biosteered horizontal and sub-horizontal wells is to expose the well bore to as much of the reservoir rock as possible and therefore enhance recovery from the potential reservoir.
Stepping out as a recent graduate into the big scary world of work is a daunting task. Read about Georgie's experience as she makes the transition to Merlin Energy.
John Donato's paper on Gravity modelling across the UK Onshore East Midland's Shelf is well worth a read.
Find out about geolidaying in Ethiopia - mountain ranges, interesting archaeology and excellent coffee.
A geophysical stroll around the Isle of Portland providing some structural and geological insights to the island.