Our summer students have arrived and are already stuck in to two major projects. Lucy is assisting Andy and Victoria is working with Jo/Marianna.
We are proud to announce that all of the girls recently took part in the local Race for Life charity run raising money for Cancer Research. With weeks of training there were some pretty good times ran on the day. The weather turned out to be glorious if not a little hot but made the day a huge success.
We have currently raised over £900, higher than or intended target!
If you would like to add a small donation click on the link below, all proceeds go towards the fight against cancer.
We’re looking forward to welcoming two summer students Lucy Mansfield and Victoria Meredith who will be join us in mid-June. Both are currently undertaking geological studies (Liverpool & Manchester) and will be assisting us on new up and coming projects.
On the 27-29th May Jen, Benoit and Francis are attended the Conference ‘Reservoir Quality of Clastic and Carbonate Rocks: Analysis, Modelling and Prediction’ hosted at the Geological society in London.
Jen & Benoit both presented posters at the Conference.
This three day conference brought together reservoir quality/diagenesis workers from the clastic and carbonate communities and from industry and academia. The meeting was a sell-out success with >200 delegates from six continents, representing a wide range of institutions.
Sponsorship was gratefully received from ten companies. The aim of the meeting was to address the factors and processes controlling rock properties of clastic and carbonate rocks as well as showcase novel analytical techniques and demonstrate diagenetic modelling capability.
The conference opened with an introduction talk by Richard Worden on behalf of the convenors, outlining the current state of consensus and controversy in the field of reservoir quality.
A further 100 contributions were presented in six mixed carbonate and clastic sessions covering new techniques, depositional controls on reservoir quality, structural diagenesis, clay diagenesis, inhibition of diagenesis and open/closed systems.
We would like to say an amazing thank you to our two summer students, Lucy and Vicky. Both have done an amazing job working on various projects. We couldn't of asked for better students!
Both surprised us with a lovely thank you card and gift, which was rather delicious!!!!
We wish them all the best in their studies and future careers.
Sarah will be attending The Micropalaeontological Society AGM which is being held in Oxford
The theme for this year's event is "Microfossil phylogenies and their applications”, and it will be held in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. The effectively infinite abundance and continuous fossil record of many microfossils means they offer unique possibilities to reconstruct evolutionary patterns from direct observation of the geological record, this symposium will highlight recent achievements in the field and their applicability in both research and industry.
Benoit will be giving a 5 day course in Istanbul about 'Advanced Reservoir Characterisation' for IFP training.