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Expert in Organic & Petroleum Geochemistry & Geology; Basin Modelling of Petroleum Maturity & Migration

Expert ID: 729167 United Kingdom

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Expert has many years practical university research experience in both petroleum and sediment-related organic geochemical projects resulting in a wide range of publications. He has authored a number of proprietory oil industry reports, specifically biomarker studies in the North Sea province. Geographically his research experience spans the Arctic to West Africa and the Far East to New Zealand.
Specific topics of expertise include:
1. Angiosperm and other floral markers of sedimentary input
2. Molecular maturity parameters
3. Anaerobic oxidation of methane (AOM) markers and concretion geochemistry
4. Basin modelling of maturity and prediction of oil and gas kitchens
He is an experienced tutor, having run Masters courses in Aberdeen, the West Indies and the Far East and is able to deliver these at around 3 months notice.

Supervised geochemical work for, carried out data interpretation and presented report on correlation study of Murchison oilfield in realtion to fault stucture for oil major client.Carried out data interpretation and presented reports on surface geochemical surveys in Haltenbanken and Tromso areas, offshore Norway for service company.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1973 Degree: PhD Subject: Geology & Geochemistry Institution: University of Sheffield
Year: 1969 Degree: BSc (Hons) Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Sheffield

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2005 to 2009 Employer: University of Waikato, New Zealand Title: Research Associate Department: Earth & Ocean Sciences Responsibilities: Resposible for all organic geochemical analytical and publication aspects of NZ government Marsden-funded research project on New Zealand seep-related sedimentary concretions
Years: 1973 to 2004 Employer: University of Aberdeen, Scotland Title: Senior Lecturer & Laboratory Supervisor Department: Geology & Petroleum Geology Responsibilities:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2005 to 2009 Country / Region: New Zealand Summary: He was a Research Associate in charge of organic geochemical aspects of NZ govt funded project on cold seeps and related concretions at University of Waikato, Hamilton
Years: 1980 to 1980 Country / Region: Nigeria Summary: He was a Senior Lecturer and Acting HOD in the Geology Dept at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

Career Accomplishments

Professional Appointments
Associate Editor Journal of Petroleum Geology (current),
External Examiner MSc Petroleum Geochemistry Newcastle University (2004 to 2008).
Publications and Patents Summary
He has around 50 publications in major international journals.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Provision of Short Course in Petroleum Geochemistry and Basin Modelling - based on MSc teaching in Aberdeen and delivered in Trinidad and Brunei
Other Relevant Experience
Reporting and publication writing based on 3rd party data

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French He is moderately fluent speaking, competent at reading and writing
German He has good intermediate speech, but only basic reading and writing skills
Spanish He can converse at a rudimentary level

Fields of Expertise

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