Prospex 2020

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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.

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“THE STANDARD STRATIGRAPHIC NOMENCLATURE OF OFFSHORE IRELAND: AN INTEGRATED LITHOSTRATIGRAPHIC, BIOSTRATIGRAPHIC AND SEQUENCE STRATIGRAPHIC FRAMEWORK”.

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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”.

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Biosteering: What is it, how is it done and why do we use it?

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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.

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Offshore Ireland Project at the Atlantic Ireland 2019 Conference

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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.

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Interpretation Pitfalls – The Danger of Believing your Data!

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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..

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Geology without Borders

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However you say it, the world’s geology does not see political borders the same way us humans do. Rocks are inherently less territorial! At Merlin, we have increasingly recognised the value in transferring knowledge across political boundaries.

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