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.
Georgie made the most of the winter sun exploring Pen y Fan and the Sugar Loaf in the Brecon Beacons.
The “Integrated Biostratigraphic & Lithostratigraphic Framework of Offshore Ireland” project, which was awarded by the Petroleum Infrastructure Programme (PIP) to a Merlin led consortium in 2016, is currently in its final write up stage. The project received a high profile at the Atlantic Ireland 2019 Conference held in Dublin in late October, where some of the key results were presented in three conference talks.
You may have read the introduction to Geocaching in Merlin’s May newsletter, but one specific type of geocache that may be of special interest to the geoscientist is the EarthCache. Continue reading to find out more..
Continuing Merlin’s involvement with the local community, Tony Loy recently gave a talk to the Woolhope Naturalist’s Field Club Geology Section in Hereford, the subject being “Biostratigraphy in Hydrocarbon Exploration”.
Felicity Goldrick visited the Turda Salt mine complex in Cluj county, Romania. Continue reading to learn about the geology and history of the mine..