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.
Andy Wilson PhD
Director | Sedimentologist | 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 projects from basins in Australia, PNG, New Zealand, and China.
A field geologist at heart, Andy has extensive fieldwork experience 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 an interest in fluvial processes and deposits.
Selected publications and talks:
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.
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.
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.
Ratcliffe, K.T., and Wilson, A., 2014. Stratigraphy in the Oil Industry. Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia News Resources, Issue 128, February/March 2014.
Griffiths, J.D., Sullivan, N.B., Wilson, A., and Ratcliffe, K., 2015. Basin-to-shelf correlations in the Canning Basin, NW Australia, using Stable Carbon Isotope Stratigraphy. Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia News Resources, Issue 130, October/November 2015.
Peter Malcolm BSc (honours) MSc
Peter has industry experience across a broad range of new venture, exploration and development projects. Having held positions with oil and gas operators and consultancies in Perth and London, Peter has gained knowledge in basins across the Asia-Pacific region and Sub-Saharan Africa with a particular focus on basin analysis, petroleum systems modelling and play/prospect evaluation. Peter is also experienced in the data QC and sedimentological and structural analysis of borehole image and well logs.
In 2009, Peter completed a BSc (Honours) at the University of Western Australia with a thesis focusing on the evolution of channel-fill complexes in the Exmouth Sub-basin, North West Shelf of Australia. Later in 2015, Peter returned to his studies to complete a MSc in Petroleum Geoscience at Imperial College London. Most recently, Peter worked with the operator Buru Energy and attained valuable operations and well site experience over two multi-well drilling campaigns.