Petroleum Geochemist/Basin Modeller
Ray joined IGI Ltd in September 2013 as a Petroleum Geochemist and Basin Modeller following his completion of an MSc in Petroleum Geochemistry at Newcastle University. His dissertation was a comparison of thermal maturity indicators in drill core samples of the Bowland Shale Formation from Lancashire, using Rock-Eval, biomarkers, spore fluorescence and vitrinite reflectance. Before his MSc, Ray was an archaeologist in the north-east of England specialising in magnetometry and Roman pottery. In between examining Spanish amphorae, Ray studied for a BSc in Geosciences from the Open University, completing his degree in 2011.
Ray is a fellow of the Geological Society of London and a member of the AAPG and PESGB.
Outside of work, Ray is a keen runner, completing the Great North Run half-marathon in 2012, also travelling, astronomy, hill walking and reading spy novels. Ray is looking forward to exploring the South West Coast Path and examining its dramatic geology along the way.