Posted Wednesday March 26th, 2014, 10:37 am
Following a very successful show at GEO 2014, in Bahrain last week, we are delighted to announce the winner of the pair of tickets to the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix is Patrick McEffer from Saudi Aramco. Patrick was surprised and delighted to have won the tickets.
Ralf Klischies, our Middle East Regional Manager, said "This years show was the best yet. It keeps on growing year on year and the quality of the talks this year was excellent". Dr. Sarah Porter, one of our senior research geologists, gave an oral presentation on 'Radiometric age dating of petroleum and source units from Kuwait using the Rhenium-Osmium Geochronometer', on behalf of Dr. Alex Finlay, which was really well received and attended.
A chemostratigraphic evaluation of 11 wells from Mesozoic & Cenozoic successions of the Tanzanian Indian Ocean Margin
Posted Monday January 13th, 2014, 5:36 pm
Chemostrat Ltd in association with the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC), have recently initiated a non-proprietary study focusing on the Mesozoic and Cenozoic sedimentary successions encountered in selected wells along the Indian Ocean coastal margin.
This study is the first regional study to be conducted in Africa, by Chemostrat. The study aims to develop a chemostratigraphic characterisation framework for the coastal margin as well as to understand the mineralogical and geological controls on the inorganic geochemical data. Eleven wells have been selected for the study over a 770km transect (see map below). Samples from surface to TD in all wells have been analysed in order to understand the evolution of the Tanzanian Indian Ocean margin since the Triassic Period.
Posted Tuesday December 3rd, 2013, 11:54 am
Chemostrat Ltd in association with Redrock International Limited, have recently initiated a non-proprietary study focusing on the Jurassic Successions encountered in the Norwegian Central Graben.
This study follows on from a number of successful studies that have been conducted on similar intervals in the UK Central Graben. The study aims to extend the interpretations made in these previous studies into the Norwegian sectors, developing a chemostratigraphic framework, which will be further integrated with sedimentology, petrography, XRD, heavy mineral analysis and zircon geochronology. Twenty-thee wells have been selected for the study (see map below), ranging from quad 7/7 in the north to quad 2/7 in the south.
The previous UK based studies, includes interpretations for over eighty-five wells (available to purchase now), with study will further aid in the understanding of the paleogeography of the Central Graben during the Middle to Upper Jurassic.
Posted Tuesday November 19th, 2013, 11:00 am
Fourier Transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy is a cost effective and very rapid method to determine mineralogy from core, cuttings or sidewall core samples. Using a Bruker Alpha FTIR with a Plantinum-ATR attachment it is possible to determine bulk and clay mineralogy from a sample in a matter of minutes. Although a bespoke model is required ahead of using the instrument, once that is achieved, sample preparation is a simple hand grinding of a small amount of material (as little as 0.1 grams) and acquisition takes 30 seconds.
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Posted Thursday November 14th, 2013, 1:11 pm
Inga Sevastjanova has recently joined Chemostrat bringing with her a wealth of expertise in Heavy Mineral analysis. Her role will further develop her previously-gained skills, through applying them to heavy mineral and sedimentary provenance studies in hydrocarbon basins across the world.
Inga’s research interests include heavy mineral analysis, textural maturity indices, mineral chemistry and detrital zircon geochronology applied particularly to geological and sedimentary provenance studies in SE Asian region. Having completed a BSc at University of Latvia (2001-2005), she has spent seven years at SE Asia Research Group (SEARG), Royal Holloway University of London. Inga joined SEARG as an MSc by Research student and then continued as a PhD student and finally as a Post Doctoral Researcher, until her move to Chemostrat.