About Us

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.

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The Team

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Andy Wilson PhD

Director | Sedimentologist | Stratigrapher | Image log interpreter

Andy gained BA (Hons) and MSci degrees in Geological Sciences from the University of Cambridge in 2005. Staying at Cambridge he completed his PhD in Geology in 2009. Moving to Liverpool University Andy joined the STRAT Group as a researcher studying the stratigraphic architecture and sedimentology of the fluvial Beaufort Group in the Karoo Basin of South Africa. This led to the development of a field school in fluvial sedimentology and stratigraphy which Andy co-led on three occasions with colleagues from Manchester University and Chevron Australia.

In 2013 Andy took up the position of Geological Manager with Chemostrat Australia, then moved to Task Fronterra Geosciences in 2015 as a sedimentologist working on borehole image interpretation. Before founding ImageStrat he worked at MGPalaeo as a sedimentologist and, later, a borehole image interpreter. Andy has worked on subsurface projects from basins in Australia, PNG, New Zealand, Mongolia, and China.

A field geologist at heart, Andy 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 and environments.

Selected publications and talks:

Wilson, A., Thrane, L., Cote, A., Richards, B., and Altmann, C., 2021. Borehole image features map depositional environment change in a Mesoproterozoic delta: insights from the Beetaloo Sub-basin. First EAGE Workshop on Borehole Geology in Asia Pacific. 30 March - 1 April 2021, Perth, Australia.

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

Forbes, A., Long, D., McNee, F., Millar, A., and Wilson, A., 2019. Placing key casing points using wellsite chemostratigraphy in the Ungani Field, Canning Basin, Western Australia, in Keep, M., and Moss, S.J. (Eds), The Sedimentary Basins of Western Australia V: Proceedings of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia Symposium, Perth, WA, 2019, 9 pp.

Ratcliffe, K.T., Wilson, A., Payenberg, T., Rittersbacher, A., Hildred, G.V. and Flint, S.S., 2015. Ground truthing chemostratigraphic correlations in fluvial systems. AAPG Bulletin, 99(1), pp.155-180.

Wilson, A., Flint, S., Payenberg, T., Tohver, E. and Lanci, L., 2014. Architectural styles and sedimentology of the fluvial lower Beaufort Group, Karoo Basin, South Africa. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 84(4), pp.326-348.

 

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)