43 years experience as a geologist-hydrogeologist. Researcher, University teacher, consultant.
Core competencies Sedimentology and sequence stratigraphic analysis, mostly in clastic successions, but significant work in carbonate and volcanic rocks
Sedimentary basin analysis and synthesis
Surface and subsurface mapping
Aquifer delineation and groundwater mapping
Groundwater monitoring, well field design, well prognoses, well testing
Groundwater and contaminant modelling (mostly Modflow)
Well-site geology for groundwater, oil & gas, coal, and geothermal projects
Borehole and geophysical log interpretation
Core logging and correlation
Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
Desktop reviews and syntheses
Last 4 years completed work on the Manaia-2 and Matuku-1 exploration wells and Maari development well for OMV, the Pateke-1 exploration well for AWE (all offshore); the Wairere well near Stratford for NZEC, all in Taranaki, NZ; field mapping and preliminary hydrogeological assessment of lithium-bearing brines in the Chilean Altiplano for Talison Lithium (Australia); core and wireline log analysis at Maramarua Coal Field for Solid Energy NZ.
Creator/author (as of December 2015) www.geological-digressions.com
This is a website/blog for sedimentology related resources and musings for teachers and non-specialists. The items posted are intended as school teaching resources but I'd like to think that non-professionals might also get something out of it. Posts will be based on my own experience in Earth Sciences that, over the last 40 odd years has focused on sedimentary rocks and the fluids within them; how they formed, what they represent as a record of ancient environments through deep time, and how they can be viewed as part of an evolving physical world and the evolving human understanding or appreciation of that world. Sediment and sedimentary rocks are forming today; we can observe how and where they form and apply this knowledge to infer how rocks as old as 3.4 billion years formed. Sedimentary rocks are also host to many different kinds of resources. Each post is part of a theme; the themes will change from time to time. For some themes I also create parallel Kid's Stuff posts. In the interest of always wanting to improve the website, I'd appreciate feedback, comment or critique on any of the posts.
Special Publications Editor
Surface and subsurface geological mapping, stratigraphic analysis, O&G, geothermal well site geology, hydrogeology, aquifer delineation, groundwater flow-contaminant modelling.
Well-site Geo in onshore & offshore Taranaki Basin, Australia, Lithium exploration in Chile, CO2 sequestration, Coal exploration, geothermal drilling, groundwater well drilling, logging and well testing. Aquifer modeling. Research
Well-site Geologist, OMV, AWE, NZEC,
Teaching, Sedimentary basins, hydrogeology, post-grad supervision
Teaching, post-grad supervision, basin studies, basin scale fluid flow, hydrogeology
Sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, field mapping, basin studies in Yukon, Alberta foreland basin, Arctic Islands. Hydrogeology in Vancouver-Fraser River.
Sequence stratigraphy, basin studies in Pannonian Basin
Research and Services
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