Petroleum Geochemist & Modeller
On joining IGI Ltd. in October 2010 as a petroleum geochemist and basin modeller, Andrew's work involves:
The characterisation of hydrocarbons and petroleum source rocks
The assessment of source generation phase, expulsion timing, and volumetric potential
The prediction of petroleum migration and accumulation patterns spatially
through the evaluation of geochemical data and the simulation of petroleum systems utilising a host of industry-
To date Andrew's academic studies and exploits have been focused on three main areas of geoscience:
Sedimentology: Concentrating on Triassic and Jurassic sediments Andrew has experience working on the Southern UK, Wessex basin, both in respect to mapping the extent of its onshore Dorset Coast exposures and considering both the onshore and offshore in terms of its efficiency as a petroleum system. He has also evaluated Triassic sequences on the Western Platform, Central North Sea, with regards its potential as a viable petroleum play system.
Geopressure: Conducting an industry wide study into the occurrence and influence hydrodynamic flow has on emplaced hydrocarbons, Andrew focused on compaction driven flow as a mechanism for sub-
Geochemistry: Looking further afield Andrew has worked on evaluating source rock quality and potential within South Australia, as part of a collective study critiquing hydrocarbon potential in the Copper-
In conjunction with IGI company evaluative and database projects Andrew also maintains an active interest in the appraisal of source material and geochemical parameters through the appliance of quantitative petrophysical approaches.
Outside of work I am an active person participating in numerous outdoor pursuits and adventurous expeditions ranging from walking and cycling to mountaineering. These are also complimented by my running and swimming which are combined into my enthusiasm for competing in triathlon events when the weather is warm enough. Other interests also include a love for cookery, growing my own fruit & veg, home brewing and photography.