The political climate in many African nations is becoming increasingly stable, with governments keen to attract foreign investment to unlock the potential of their natural resources. There are currently plenty of opportunities for those seeking new acreage in Africa: From high-risk high-reward deepwater plays to near-field onshore exploration. Many African licensing rounds are still going ahead in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic, albeit with delays to the planned timetables. Keep reading to find out more…
We wish to extend a warm welcome to Ken Lindsay who was appointed as Non-Exec Trustee Director of Merlin Energy Employee Trustees Limited last month.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
Here at Merlin we are doing our bit to connect with the community around us and give a little bit of knowledge back to show just how magical planet Earth really is. Find out how Tim Wright got on presenting a lesson on 'being a geoscientist' at a local primary school..
Here at Merlin we want to do our bit for the environment, so over recent months we have been looking at ways to reduce our environmental impact and improve our sustainability in our daily activities. Continue reading to find out how we are doing this..
Earlier this month the team at Merlin had a day out of the office and went canoeing down the River Wye. This is part of our ongoing strategy to introduce more social activities into the year and keep the company a fun and exciting place to work. Continue reading to see how we got on..