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..
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…
We are very pleased to announce that the comprehensive report on the stratigraphy of offshore Ireland, completed in 2020 by a Merlin led consortium of companies, has now been released publicly as a special report by the Irish Government. To find out more about the project, continue reading..
It was a pleasure to be able to attend Prospex 2020 in December last year, albeit virtually. In addition to hearing about prospects available for farm-in, there were discussions of what a net zero future may mean and opportunities to catch up with colleagues and clients. Read more about our take-homes from the conference in our newsletter.
Merlin Energy Resources Limited is pleased to announce the completion of the landmark PIP-PAD IS16/04 project “The Standard Stratigraphic Nomenclature of Offshore Ireland: An Integrated Lithostratigraphic, Biostratigraphic and Sequence Stratigraphic Framework”.
Merlin Energy Resources and Quintessa have agreed to form a strategic alliance to identify and develop joint business opportunities based on their extensive experience in characterising the subsurface for clients…
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..
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.
A geophysical stroll around the Isle of Portland providing some structural and geological insights to the island.
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.
I don’t know about you but one of the most enjoyable and rewarding aspects of working in geoscience for me is actually in getting it wrong! Where would the fun be if things always turned out just as we predicted? The mantra ‘expect the unexpected’ comes to mind when dealing with sub-surface data. The flexible geoscientist recognises the flaws in their data and uses their geological nous to fill in the gaps and to consider what might be, rather than what the data seems to be showing them. This spectacular example illustrates the point and, through a seismic re-processing exercise, happily delivers the ‘big reveal’. Read on..