Jo, Pete and Benoit are currently logging core in Kuwait. The sunsets over the Burgan Oil Field production facilities are equally as impressive as the cores!
The Cambridge Carbonates Microfacies Atlas, which is a comprehensive atlas of photomicrographs from wells 7128/4-1, 7128/6-1 and 7229/11-1. The atlas comprises more than 680 digital microfacies images from the late Palaeozoic intervals, and includes detailed descriptions on pore types and depositional settings.
This atlas has now been completed and is available for purchase.
For further details contact Peter Gutteridge
The Jurassic outcrops of North Eastern Paris Basin are exceptional quality analogues for several producing oil fields, especially regarding sequence stratigraphy features and typical carbonate platforms architecture. Recent diagenetic and petrophysical investigation performed on selected outcrops and in equivalent subsurface data provided a unique opportunity of proposing a complete and integrated study of these Jurassic shallow marine carbonates, achieved by a 3D high resolution reservoir model.
This is a new 3 to 5 day field course illustrating an integrated workflow leading to high resolution 3D models.
23-25 March 2015 in Kuwait City
Andy took part in this three-day workshop dedicated to sharing knowledge, ideas, and workflows pertaining to the exploration and development of hydrocarbon bearing clastic reservoirs in the Middle East. The workshop emphasized case studies involving field and outcrop scale reservoir characterization as well as regional depositional models and their sequence stratigraphic framework.
Andy gave a presentation on the Application of Heavy Mineral Studies to an Understanding of Pre-Khuff Stratigraphy in Kuwait during the first session on the first day.
16th - 17th May - Cheltenham
In preparation for Jen's wedding the CCL girls were invited to go back to the 1920s and take part in Jen's hen party. This was organised by Jen's sister and took place in Cheltenham.
The day consisted of a Charleston dance class, vintage hair and make up followed by dinner at the Daffodil (Art deco) restaurant. As you can see from the pictures everybody thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
We were all looking forward to the big day!
19th June - Llangollen, Wales
The big day finally arrived and the weather was perfect...! CCL travelled up to Llangollen in Wales, where the ceremony took place at the Heritage Railway Station followed by a train ride on the Llangollen railway.
The reception took place in the Chainbridge hotel beside the river Dee. The day went without a hitch and Jen is now officially Mrs Keeble Waters.
As of the 1st of July we have signed a new lease and received the keys to Cambridge Carbonates’ new office, located just around the corner on the Warwick Rd (so not far) in Solihull.
During July the office is being renovated and fitted to our desired specification and we’ve set the moving date for the beginning of August.
Further details to follow!!!
13th - 16th July - Edinburgh, Scotland
The CCL geologist are attending the 15th Bathurst Meeting of Carbonate Sedimentologists, which will be held from the 13th-16th July, at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
We’re very lucky to have over the summer students who help out with various project and gain experience working within a geological consultancy company.
Charlotte-Ellen Eales who has just graduated with a 1st in Resources and Applied Geology (MSi) from Birmingham Uni, (congratulations!) will be working on CoreCAD documenting well logs from the Barents Sea.
Shaun Rodriguez who is about to start his final year at York Uni completing a degree in Environmental Geography will be working on ArcGIS completing maps for Northern Iraq.
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This continues the tradition of the 4-yearly informal meetings of carbonate workers begun in 1959 by Robin Bathurst in Liverpool. These meetings are distinguished by their focus on new ideas at the forefront of our science, presented in a relaxed and non-hierarchical structure that stimulates and actively promotes open discussion.
Pete will be running a pre-conference field trip covering the ‘Late Dinantian of the Derbyshire carbonate platform margin’, visiting places such as Castleton in the Peak District and Trowbarrow Quarry in the Lake District.
August saw us complete the move to our new offices and Cambridge Carbonates has now officially moved in to The Courtyard!
It took a couple of days to unpack and everyone is enjoying the new space and car parking! We are located on the second floor so up in the eaves with peace and quiet from the busy town centre.
Our official new address is:
No. 4 The Courtyard, 707 Warwick Rd, Solihull, West Midlands B91 3AP
We would like to welcome our newest member Julie Dewit to Cambridge Carbonates. Julie started in August and was thrown in the deep end with a field trip to Papua New Guinea! Having completed 2 months in the field Julie has finally settled back here in the UK. She hails from Leuven in Belgium and we look forward to working with her.
Below are a few pictures Julie has shared from her recent field trip.
Photos by: Scott Rothwell and Simon McDonald