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 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 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, New Zealand, Mongolia, 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 is a fellow of the Geological Society of London, fellow of the International Association of Sedimentologists, fellow of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 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 recently became Associate Research Fellow at Curtin University in Perth, Australia.


Recent publications and talks:


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. Central Australian Basins Symposium IV. 29th August 2022, Darwin, 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.

Trembath, C., Berry, M., Wilson, A., and Prosser, J., 2015. Permian deposition in the eastern Nappamerri Trough. American Association of Petroleum Geologists International Conference and Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia 15th September 2015.

 

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)