tile01Jon is an experienced fracture and diagenetic mineralogist and petrologist with experience in reservoir geology, mineral deposit geology, palaeohydrogeological studies and mudrock fabric evaluation.

He has a wide range of analytical experience that can be brought to bear on your diagenetic problems including SEM analysis, fluid inclusion microthermometric analysis, image analysis (including automation of image acquisition and processing), electron microprobe analysis and cathodoluminescence microscopy.

He also has experience interpreting and integrating QEMSCAN data with other more traditional petrographical and reservoir quality data. Finally, Jon has wide experience in assimilating and re-interpreting “legacy” petrographical and reservoir quality datasets from diverse sources.

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Petrographical and reservoir quality experience includes:
Western Europe
  • Forties Sandstone Member (Paleocene), Nelson Field
  • Paleocene of the NCS (Voring Basin)
  • Lower Cretaceous of the Victory Field
  • “Deep” Brent, CNS
  • Jurassic of Bruce, Magnus, Jordbaer (Knarr) and Buzzard Fields
  • Skaggerack Formation, CNS
  • Carboniferous and Rotliegend sediments, Southern North Sea
  • Upper Carboniferous of the Emsland Area, north western Germany
  • Devonian, Jurassic and Cretaceous sediments, Clair Field
  • Devonian sediments, Buchan Field
  • Caprocks from St Georges Channel Basin, Irish Sea
Eastern Europe
  • Shah Deniz Field and Greater ACG region, Caspian Sea
  • Burun Field, Turkmenistan
  • Cambrian, Ordovician and Devonian of Algeria (various Fields)
  • Oligocene intervals of Angola (various Fields)
  • Oligocene sediments, offshore Egypt
  • Cretaceous of the Ombena Field, Gabon
  • Shiranish, Kometan and Sarmord Limestones from Kurdistan (pore image analysis of very fine grained limestones)
  • Jauf Formation sandstones from Hawiyah, Shedgum and Uthmaniyah Fields, Saudi Arabia
  • Gharif Formation Clays, Sultanate of Oman
  • Miqrat, Barik and Amin Formations (various fields), Sultanate of Oman
  • Mahwis Formation of the Marmul Field, Sultanate of Oman
  • Badin and Mirpur Khas area, Pakistan
  • Wamsutter Field, Wyoming.
Other Experience:
  • Numerous “small” fluid inclusion microthermometric projects (various field / wells / regions)
  • Characterisation of modern sediments from the English Channel
  • Fluid inclusion and stable isotope analysis of matrix and fracture calcite in the Clair Field
  • Fluid inclusion and compaction analysis of quartz cemented sandstones from Algeria
  • Fluid inclusions in quartz cements from the Ghadames Basin, Libya
  • Fluid inclusions in basement fractures in the Luno Area, CNS
  • Fluid inclusions in cements in the Lunde Formation, block 6201, NCS
  • Permo-Triassic sandstones of the UK West Midlands
  • Mineral cements in fractures as indicators of palaeohydrogeological conditions (Dounreay, Sellafield (UK), Laxemar (Sweden), Horonobe and Mizunami (Japan))
  • Rare earth element geochemistry and behaviour heavy minerals during diagenesis
  • Unconformity-related gold mineralisation in SW England
  • Stratabound mineralisation in the Pennines
  • Alkali-groundwater – rock interactions
  • Caithness Flagstone petrography, northern Scotland
  • Petrography of the Lias Group, the London Clay Formation and the Weald Clay Formation, onshore UK from an engineering geology perspective
  • Development of methodologies for automated quantitative analysis of mudstone fabrics, and anthropogenic dusts using scanning electron microscopy and image analysis


Sandstone petrography and reservoir quality specialists