Everyone at Cambridge Carbonates would like to wish all our clients and friends a Happy New Year!!! Here’s to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2019.
We'd like to welcome Lucy and Karla to Cambridge Carbonates, both will be with us for a few months working on specific projects.
Lucy is currently finishing her PhD whilst Karla having finished her studies has flown in from Mexico!
Welcome to the office!
Peter, Jo and Julie are working with colleagues in EBN and TNO to assess the geothermal potential of Dinantian carbonates in the Netherlands.
Our colleagues Benoit Vincent and Lucy Manifold attended the EAGE workshop: Reservoir Characterization and Modelling Workflows for Giant Carbonate Field Developments of the Middle East in Abu Dhabi 17-21 February.
Benoit presented a talk on: Depositional and diagenetic controls on carbonate reservoir property distribution in a supergiant reservoir, SE Iraq.
If you want some information about our Jurassic and Cretaceous palaeogeographical maps of the UAE, currently in preparation, please contact us.
Cambridge Carbonates Ltd is a sponsor of the Mallorca 2019 Bathurst carbonate conference.
We will be awarding prizes to the best talk and poster by research students.
For further details please go to; https://www.mallorca-bathurst-2019.com/
Hope you enjoy your day and the tasty treats!
has been accepted for publication in the Geological Society of London "United Kingdom Oil and Gas Fields".
The Morag Field is a small oilfield underlying the Maureen Field in UK Block 16/29a. Black oil is trapped within Upper Permian, Morag Member, vuggy and fractured dolomite rafts between 9,300 ft and 10,600 ft TVDSS. The dolomite reservoir occurs at the top of a Zechstein salt dome. Morag was discovered in 1979 by well, 16/29a-A1, the first platform well drilled for the overlying Maureen Field with its Palaeocene sandstone reservoir. Morag was produced via a single well (16/29a-A1) between 1991 and 1994. Three more platform wells were drilled into the Permian interval prior to Maureen Field start up but only one penetrated oil-bearing dolomite (16/29a-A2). An additional well (16/29a‑A23Z) was drilled into the Morag Field in 1993. The well encountered Morag Member at virgin pressure and tested oil at high flow rate but then the well failed due to mechanical problems. Oil in place was calculated to be about 24 mmbbl in four independent fault blocks. Ultimately 16/29a-A1 delivered 2.6 mmstb from a fault block calculated to have held 6.7 mmbbl STOIIP.
We had the lovely Aruna Kailey as our dance teacher, and together with jangly belts and bindis we stepped to various songs and learnt a lot of moves!
It was lots of fun and think everyone enjoyed themselves!
Countdown to the wedding!
The Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadily, London
In preparation for the upcoming 2nd Abu Dhabi Bid Round in November this year, Cambridge Carbonates are preparing an extensive suite of palaeogeography maps for the Greater UAE Area. This follows on from the success of our palaeogeography mapsets of Iraq, and the Arabian Plate Foreland Basin. For further information, please contact Jo Garland (email@example.com).
Karla has now returned to Mexico….. but we look forward continuing our collaboration with her in the future!
Cambridge Carbonates are presenting two talks on:
Salt – carbonate interactions in the Sureste Basin, SE Mexico; depositional models and analogues for Cretaceous carbonate breccias.
Peter Gutteridge, Yohann Poprawski, (Geologic-diffusion), Andrew Horbury (Cambridge Carbonates Ltd)
Laramide compression in Mexico: the missing factor behind significant reservoir productivities?
Andrew Horbury (Cambridge Carbonates Ltd.) and Hector Ruíz (Pemex)
The day finally arrived on Saturday 15th June at the Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick . It was a perfect day, even with a downpour! So we put on our or best and danced the evening away.
Following on from the recent announcement by the Croatian Hydrocarbon Agency of the 3rd onshore bid round in the Croatian Dinarides (bid round open until September 10th 2019), Cambridge Carbonates present a comprehensive multiclient report evaluating the existing and future hydrocarbon potential of carbonate systems of the circum-Adriatic region.
Please contact Jo (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details, or download our flyer and report samples.
Adriatic Report 1 sample
Adriatic Report 2 sample
On June 25th, Cambridge Carbonates had a stand at the Finding Petroleum Meeting at the Geol Soc London. Jo also gave a presentation where she discussed, amongst other things, our recent palaeogeographic mapping work in the UAE, with a presentation titled: "Underexplored opportunities in the Arabian Plate: application of palaeogeographic mapping and global analogues". A video of the entire presentation can be viewed click here.
It was a great pleasure for Cambridge Carbonates to be in the judging team and award the prizes for the best student presentation and best student poster at the Bathurst Conference in Palma! Congratulations to the winners and runners up – the quality of carbonate research out there at the moment is exceptional!
Student Presentation: Hamish Robertson (winner). Honourable mention: Jack Stacey.
Student Poster: Cédric Bailly (winner). Honourable mentions: Sebastian Thronberens, Hazel Vallack, and Noah Anderson
Jo and Izzy once again took part in this years’ Race For Life – a 5km race to raise money for Cancer Research! Here they are with their medals!
Warm welcome to Kevin, who is starting a 1 month intern ship at Cambridge Carbonates working with Andy on Mexico!!!
This month Cambridge Carbonates welcomed Elias Koko and Jozanga Fernandes, final year International (Angola) Geology students from the University of Birmingham. They will be investigating stratigraphic traps in carbonate reservoirs and compiling a petrographic atlas of Mexican carbonate reservoir facies. We look forward to working with you both!
Pete will be in London for the Salt tectonics conference at the Geological Society where he'll be presenting a paper with his co-authors Andrew Horbury and Yohann Poprawski on Passive and reactive diapir growth and carbonate sedimentation in the Sureste Basin, SE Mexico and the Basque-Cantabrian Basin, NE Spain.
Jo Garland and Andy Horbury were proud to represent the company at the Houses of Parliament last night at the Parliamentary Review in the specialist energy sector! Read about us here p23
Eleni Mloukie and Toby Gledhill attended the Advanced Workshop on Carbonate-Evaporite Systems run by Pete Gutteridge. Toby said, “This was a really excellent workshop which directly related to the challenges faced by our clients.”
The Cambridge Carbonates team enjoyed a Christmas Lunch together at Hogarths Hotel, Solihull!