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About us

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History

ImageStrat was founded in 2018 to provide specialist consulting services to the energy sector.

We're based in Perth, Western Australia. We can QC, process and interpret a wide variety of borehole images, and add value by working closely with you, and your consultants, to maximise the value of your data.

Our logo is a stylised view down a borehole representing the layers of strata in the false colours used in resistivity borehole images.

Honesty  •  Integrity  •  Equality

ImageStrat's core values

Selected clients

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Beach Energy

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Buru Energy

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Carnarvon Petroleum

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Cooper Energy

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DMIRS

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Empire Energy

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Elixir Energy

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MGPalaeo

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Mitsui E&P Australia

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Origin Energy

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Strike Energy

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Tamboran Resources

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CO2CRC Ltd

Gold Hydrogen

Timor Resources

The Team

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Andy Wilson BA (hons) MSci PhD

Director | Sedimentologist | Stratigrapher | Image log specialist

Andy holds BA (Hons), MSci and PhD degrees in Geological Sciences from the University of Cambridge, UK. In 2009 Andy joined the Stratigraphy research group at Liverpool University as a research scientist studying the stratigraphic architecture and sedimentology of the fluvial Beaufort Group in the Karoo Basin of South Africa. Andy co-wrote a field school in fluvial sedimentology and stratigraphy based on his field research which he co-led on three occasions with colleagues from Manchester University and Chevron Australia. In 2013 Andy moved to Australia working for Chemostrat as Geological and General Manager, Task Fronterra Geosciences as a Senior Sedimentologist/Senior Geologist working on borehole image interpretation, and MGPalaeo as a Sedimentologist and Borehole Image Interpreter. Andy has worked on subsurface projects from basins in Australia, PNG, Timor-Leste, New Zealand, Mongolia, USA, and China, and has extensive fieldwork experience studying outcrops and surface processes in Iceland, Taiwan, South Africa, New Zealand, Switzerland, Spain, Greece and Italy, among other places. He has also co-authored a number of peer-reviewed papers in premier journals, and maintains a strong interest in all depositional processes, environments, and landforms. Andy fellow of the International Association of Sedimentologists, Member of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia, lifetime Fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and Member of the Geological Society of Australia. Andy is also an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at Curtin University in Perth, Australia.

 

Recent publications and talks:

Close, D., and Wilson, A., 2024. An Improved Depositional Model for the Organic Rich Shales of the Amungee Member of the Velkerri Formation in the Beetaloo Sub-basin, Northern Territory, Australia. CABS IV Special Publication Volume 2, 59-68. doi.org/10.36404/ZGDW5788

Wilson, A., Wallis, I., and Elders, C., 2023. Tectonic events from fracture sets in the Canning Basin? Basins Workshop, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, 5-6 December 2023.

Lanci, L., Galeotti, S., Ratcliffe, K., Tohver, E., Wilson, A., and Flint, S., 2022. Astronomically forced cycles in Middle Permian fluvial sediments from Karoo Basin (South Africa). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 110973, v596, doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2022.110973.

Wilson, A., Cote, A., Richards, B., and Altmann, C., 2022. Borehole image features map depositional environment change in a Mesoproterozoic delta: insights from the Beetaloo Sub-basin. Proceedings Volume 1, Central Australian Basins Symposium IV. 29th August 2022, Darwin, Australia, p6-10 doi.org/10.36404/YTBN7230

 

Wilson, A., and Thrane, L., 2020. Structural and sedimentological interpretation of the Waukarlycarly-1 acoustic televiewer image log. Basins Workshop, Perth, 4th December 2020.

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Irene Wallis BA/BSc (hons) MSc PhD

Principal Geologist, Cubic Earth | Geothermal Geoscience | Borehole Images | Geomechanics

Irene Wallis is a geothermal consultant, now specialising in borehole image analysis and geomechanics. Since transitioning from mining to geothermal in 2009, she has accumulated 15 years’ experience in the exploration, development, and operation of medium- and high-temperature resources. She has worked on geothermal projects New Zealand, Chile, USA, Djibouti, Indonesia, and the Philippines and has broad, interdisciplinary experience that includes geology, drilling, reservoir engineering, and geochemistry. Her recently submitted doctoral thesis explores the geologic controls on geothermal fluid flux from the sub-meter to kilometre scale. Ms Wallis teaches scientific Python, while also maintaining open-source projects and consulting in that sphere.

 

Recent publications and talks:

Wallis, I.C., Milton, A., Brown, Z., Davis, L., Casteel, J., and Peters, B., 2023. Faults, Fractures, Formation, and Stress at Fish Lake: Controls on Wellbore-Scale Permeability in a Deep Circulation Geothermal System. GRC Transactions, Vol. 47.


Rogers, A., Wallis, I.C., Fox, A., 2023. A Comparison of Pre-Drill and Post-Drill In-situ Stress Estimates for the Eavor-DeepTM 18,000 ft-TVD Closed-Loop Geothermal Demonstration Well. GRC Transactions, Vol. 47.


Wallis, I.C., Rowland, J.V., and Dempsey, D.E., 2023. Geologic Controls on Geothermal System Location and Type. Transactions, New Zealand Geothermal Workshop.


Wallis, I.C., Dempsey, D.E., and Rowland, J.V., 2023. Geologic Controls on Permeability Revealed by Borehole Imaging: Case Studies from Sumatra, Indonesia and the Taupō Volcanic Zone, New Zealand. Transactions, New Zealand Geothermal Workshop.


Wallis, I.C., Rowland, J. V., Dempsey, D. E., Allan, G., Sidik, R., Martikno, R., McLean, K., Sihotang, M., Azis, M. and Baroek, M., 2020. Approaches to Imaging Feedzone Diversity with Case Studies from Sumatra, Indonesia, and the Taupō Volcanic Zone, New Zealand. Transactions, New Zealand Geothermal Workshop.

Former team members

We would like to thank our former team members for their contribution to ImageStrat and wish them the best for their future endeavours.

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Lena Thrane PhD

Principal Image Log Analyst  (June 2019 - November 2020)

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Peter Malcolm BSc (honours) MSc

Senior Geologist  (October 2020 - November 2021)

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