Posted Wednesday November 13th, 2013, 10:16 am
Chemostrat Inc. are pleased to announce that our handheld XRF analytical services are now available to our US based clients. Chemostrat are regarded as world-leaders in lab-based chemostratigraphic analysis – now we are using that knowledge to provide fully calibrated handheld XRF analysis on core material that can be tailored to our clients’ needs!
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Posted Monday November 11th, 2013, 11:04 am
11-13 November, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
The following paper will be delivered at this Conference.
Chemostratigraphy of the Longmaxi Formation of the Lower Silurian, Southeastern Sichuan Basin G. Mu, N. Singh, Shell; S. Wang, PetroChina; M. Wright, Chemostrat Inc; E. Davies, Chemostrat; . Liu, PetroChina
Ken Ratcliffe & Sally Shackleton will be at the conference if you would like to arrange a meeting please email us.
Posted Friday September 27th, 2013, 7:29 pm
Chemostrat Australia PTY Ltd., are excited that the first well-site deployment of the Chemostrat Group’s mineral identification service based around Fourier Transform infra-Red (FTIR) has happened in their backyard. The service is currently being used at site in Thailand to differentiate carbonate phases while drilling. We hope that this will be the first of many other deployments around the World.
Posted Tuesday September 3rd, 2013, 9:57 am
Over the past couple of months we have welcomed some new people to the team at Chemostrat.
• Andy Wilson joins as Geological Manager
Initially based in Welshpool for 3 months followed by relocation to the Perth office in January 2014. Andy gained BA and MSci degrees in Natural Sciences, specialising in Geological Sciences, from the University of Cambridge in 2005, followed by a PhD in Geology also from Cambridge. Following on from this Andy moved to the University of Liverpool to take up a four year, field based, post-doctoral research position looking at the architecture of fluvial deposits from the Karoo Basin in South Africa. Andy also has a professional qualification in Teaching and Learning from the University of Liverpool and is a fellow of the Geological Society of London, and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
• Sarah Porter – Senior Research Geologist
Sarah completed her MSci at Durham University in 2008. Her final year’s research focused on rhenium-osmium systematics in molybdenite, with a view to understanding granite emplacement chronology in Scotland. Following on from this Sarah completed her PhD, also at Durham University, in March 2012. The focus of her research remained in the field of geochemistry, however evolved to focus characterising organic-rich marine sediments (ORMS), including shales, using trace elements and isotopic techniques (stable and radiogenic). In addition, her PhD research involved the development of a new chemical separation procedure to be applied to ORMS, with a view to pioneering an innovative oil-to-source correlation tool. Sarah continued to work on the geochemistry of shales during a 12 month Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of British Columbia, Canada, before taking her current role of Senior Research Geologist in the Chemostrat group.
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Integrated Stratigraphic and Provenance Study Undertaken on the Lower Palaeocene Successions (T10-T38) within the Faroe-Shetland Basin
Posted Tuesday September 3rd, 2013, 9:30 am
A multi-disciplinary study has been undertaken on the Sullom, Vaila and Flett formations (T10-T38) from twenty-two wells across the central Faroe-Shetland Basin, with a view to identifying and mapping sediment provenances active during the Lower Palaeocene.
Despite a relatively robust biostratigraphic scheme being in place for these successions, the study established an independent chemostratigraphic correlation across the study area, which enabled key reservoir intervals to be constrained. These turbiditic sandstones were then targeted for further provenance-based investigation which integrated geochemical (>1400 samples), petrographic (80 samples), heavy mineral (50 samples) and zircon geochronological data (>1400 zircon grains analysed from 75 sandstone samples) to help elucidate provenance ‘types’.
By integrating the above datasets with chemical isocon maps (maps which contour elemental concentrations), isopach maps, sand: shale net-to-gross maps and AMS data used to assess palaeoflow direction (>40 samples), it was possible to infer sediment dispersal patterns and possible sediment input points active during different time slices within the Palaeocene.
Study is available now – Contact Ceri Roach