Company director, geochemist & basin modeller
Chris Cornford has a Joint B.A. (Hons) in Geology & Chemistry (1971) from the University of Keele, UK, and an M.Sc. (1972) and Ph.D. (1977) covering organic geochemistry, coal and coke from the University of Newcastle-
Chris is a senior consultant at IGI, with an additional role of developing the company strategy. Most of his time is spent undertaking consulting projects, running training courses and helping design IGI's geochemical software packages, currently p:IGI and ig.NET. Enjoying travelling, he visits clients worldwide both promoting IGI's products and providing technical support as a source of external review. Surprisingly, management gives more credibility to a traveller than to a resident!
He has authored numerous proprietary and multi-
Much of his work involves the integration of petroleum geochemistry into its geological context to assist the explorationist. This is underpinned by detailed knowledge of screening geochemistry, organic petrography, and the practical application of GC-
Chris is member of Geological Society (past committee member), the Petroleum Group of the Geological Society (founding committee member), the Ussher Society (Committee Member and past Chair), EAOG (conference chair and Scientific Committees member), ICCP, CSPG and PESGB.
Chris travelling first class to inspect offshore acreage (Greece 2009)