Experience (DOWNLOAD RESUME)
I am a senior executive in the SaltWork Consultancy, where my focus is on training and mentoring across various but inter-related technical aspects of saline geosystems. I also work as an on-site consultant, dealing directly with various problems in evaporite and reservoir geology.
Most of my time at the University is spent in postgraduate teaching or research in rock-based analysis of well-logs and seismic, in rock property geology and in applied aspects of modern and ancient carbonate and evaporite geosystems.
Before 2006, I was a contract Professor at Universiti Brunei Darussalam. In a former life as a fulltime bureaucrat, I was Professor of Petroleum Geology and Director of the Key Centre for Resource Exploration in the School of Applied Geology at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. In the 1980s and early 90s, I was a faculty member of the University of Texas at Austin and the National Centre of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics in Adelaide.
Courses and Training
All the course modules are designed to give the participants an understanding of how various subsurface salts, carbonates and brines are useful predictive tools that, when correctly applied, give a better focus to exploration and development efforts
The course focuses on reservoir quality and its subsurface prediction. To understand the unique nature of wireline indicators in carbonates, the participant must first gain a rock-based understanding of depositional and diagenetic evolution, within a tectonic and climatic framework.
"Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty"