Chris Cornford Presentation
Chris Cornford gave a presentation to the Geological Association/Devonshire Association conference on Saturday 13 th October 2012 entitled:
"Rivers through Geological Time",
Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM), Exeter, Devon EX4 3RX 13 th – 14 th October 2012
"Carboniferous and Recent deltas of Bideford Bay: fortuitously juxtaposed fluvial sediments"
Chris Cornford, IGI Ltd., Hallsannery, Bideford, Devon EX39 5HE
Abstract: Today, the River Torridge joins the River Taw and carves its way, as it debouches into Bideford Bay, through the Culm sandstone and shale bedrock of the Carboniferous. Possibly fortuitously, the modern deposits of the mud and sand of the Torridge Estuary mimic in a number of ways the preserved Carboniferous sediments of the Westward Ho! and Bideford Formations. Contrasting present and past allows a reinterpretation of the Bideford Formation as deposits of delta-
IGI Geochemistry & Modelling Courses
Our Geochemistry and Basin Modelling courses held on 8th – 12th October 2012 in Exeter and Bideford (UK), were popular and well attended. Please see future courses for more information about our courses for 2013. Or if you are interested in holding an in-
David & Fran Join IGI 2011
IGI is pleased to announce David Gardiner and Francis Demuth have joined IGI has a Petroleum Geochemists & Basin Modellers.
IGI opens a new office in Birmingham 2011
IGI is investing significant resources into the software development side of the company, and has opened a new office at Faraday Wharf on the Birmingham Science Park Aston in the city of Birmingham. Dan Cornford has joined IGI on a part time basis (continuing to hold a Reader position at Aston University), and will lead the software activities in IGI. We are creating an enhanced software development team managed by Anthony Jones (who has relocated to the new office) and we are currently recruiting two additional programmers to work with him on our p:IGI software. We will also have a student placement for 12 months beginning this summer. Our plan is to push forward strongly with the rapid development of our new p:IGI+ software whilst continuing to develop p:IGI-
IGI Participate in Local Bideford College Summer Science Family Fun Day 2011
On Saturday 18 June Chris and Andrew joined other local science, sustainability and scout groups, along with local services from across North Devon at Tapeley Park to celebrate this year’s summer science fair. The theme for the day was “Water, Water, Water.”
Despite nature taking its chance to also participate in the day’s events by supplying regular downpours, the local people of Bideford and the surrounding area still ventured out making the event an overall success.
IGI was able to inform visitors of some of the usages water plays within the petroleum industry and how as geochemists we can combine formation water analysis to help our clients find oil and reduce their exploration risk.
Also on a more light hearted note IGI also provided water based fun activities allowing the children to test their lung capacity and also find out how the geology beneath their feet affects the water they receive out of their taps at home.
Chris conducting his home made experiment, allowing the children to test their lung capacity.
New Member of Staff at IGI 2011
We have welcomed a new member of staff, Michelle Bright started with IGI Ltd. on June 6th 2011. She is working as an administrator in our office. She will be focusing on our Software administration as well helping with the general office duties.
Dev Week 2011
Anthony attended DevWeek 2011 (14th -
Geochemistry and Basin Modelling Course
IGI held a 5 day Geochemistry and Basin Modelling course at IGI's offices, Monday 14th -
Newcastle University Wessex Basin Field Trip
Paul Farrimond and Andrew Green recently spent 3 days (8-
IGI Buzzards Fly High as they Raise £410 for local Hospice Charity
On the evening of the 5 March the IGI Buzzard’s along with 74 other teams (4-
Supporting this year’s charity of choice, the North Devon Hospice
Performing well together and with sprits high throughout, aided by a plentiful supply of homemade flat jacks from Anthony’s sister, the team successfully completed 6 course legs while also collecting clues and answering questions en-
Rob Chow Bogle 2011
IGI are pleased to sponsor Rob Chow who is taking part in the 2011 Bogle a 55-
He is raising money for the Christie hospital
Software Development Placement Student
We are very happy to announce that this year’s Software Developer industrial placement position has been filled by Cristian Barbu, currently studying a combined Computer Science and Mathematics degree the University of York. Cristian will join us in August, and then spend a year working with Anthony to develop the next generation of IGI software applications.
Many thanks to all who applied for this year’s position. We would like to wish you every success in your future careers.
Ussher Conference 2011
The Ussher Society was held in Bideford. See Ussher website for more information.
Paul Farrimond presented a 3-
12th ALAGO Congress, Montevideo, Uruguay
Paul Farrimond attended the 12th Congress of the Latin American Association of Organic Geochemistry (ALAGO). 14th-
Information about the ALAGO meeting can be found here
AAPG European Region Annual Conference
Paul Farrimond attended the 2010 AAPG European Region Annual Conference (Exploration in the Black Sea and Caspian Regions) on 17-
2010 User Group Meeting
This year's p:IGI User Group Meeting was held on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th October 2010. The meeting was well attended by a good range of users from companies as far away as Australia, USA and Scandinavia. For more information on the meeting, please visit the Forum.
12th Norwegian Meeting on Organic Geochemistry (Asker near Oslo, Norway from 8th to 10th September 2010)
Paul Farrimond and Raingard Haberer attended this very interesting conference and were pleased to meet so many colleagues and friends.
Paul presented a talk co-
Final SPBA meeting in Brussels
The Petroleum Geological Atlas for the Southern Permian Basin Area will be officially presented to the SPBA participants at this final meeting in Brussels. Gion Kuper will attend the meeting to represent IGI, co-
Newcastle University Wessex Basin Field Trip
Paul Farrimond recently spent 3 days (2nd-
Photo by Andrew Green (Newcastle University M.Sc. student)
Operation Wallacea expedition
IGI is pleased to be a sponsor of Bideford College's Operation Wallacea expedition to Peru.