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Gold Hydrogen awards image log interpretation project to the Cubic Earth and ImageStrat partnership

February 14, 2024

We are pleased to announce that the Cubic Earth (Irene Wallis) and ImageStrat Pty Ltd partnership was awarded the Ramsay-1 and Ramsay-2 image log interpretation project by Gold Hydrogen. These are Australia’s first and second #hydrogen explorations wells. Our report is complete and is with Gold Hydrogen’s technical team for appraisal. Thank you, Gold Hydrogen!

Cubic Earth and ImageStrat’s combined experience includes the interpretation of borehole images from geothermal, oil and gas, hydrogen exploration and storage wells, unconventionals, and CCUS. This includes applying our experience in sedimentology, structural geology, and geomechanics to a range of resource questions in sedimentary, metamorphic, and volcanic geologic settings. Our broad experience enables us to take a holistic approach to borehole images, solve complex geoscience problems, and get the most of your data. We’re looking forward to applying our interdisciplinary approach to future projects.

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Merry Christmas from all at ImageStrat

December 21, 2023

Our latest giveaway is a wireless charger. This one is having an awesome time travelling around Europe! Whatever you are up to this Christmas, we hope you have time to recharge! Merry Christmas from all at ImageStrat 🎄🥳🎉

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Walyering-5 AFR image log interpretation report is now open file

December 14, 2023

Our Walyering-5 AFR image log interpretation report is now open file and available to download from WAPIMS (https://wapims.dmp.wa.gov.au/WAPIMS/). This is a really nice example of the power of image logs for investigating palaeoflow in fluvial strata.

As always, a huge thank you to Strike Energy and the team (Andrew Farley, Matthew Wright, Aisling Sloan and Hannah Karena) and Talon Energy for funding the work and their continual support!

PM us if you have trouble finding the report.

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Post-drilling analysis of Barnicarndy 1 in the newly released Report 239

December 12, 2023

ImageStrat Pty Ltd carried out the image log and core photo interpretation project for Barnicarndy-1 (then Waukarlycarly-1). This is a great compilation of studies and nicely integrated showing the value of a multidisciplinary approach. Congratulations to all the authors!

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Presentation given at the Basins Workshop in Perth

December 6, 2023

Dr Andy Wilson gave a talk on borehole image analysis of the Adoxa-1 well in the Canning Basin at the Basins Workshop in Perth. This beautiful dataset shows clear fracture sets in unconformity-bound strata. We're working this up for publication, watch this space! Thanks to co-authors Irene Wallis of Cubic Earth and Prof. Chris Elders of Curtin University.

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Keeping the lights on at the Basins Workshop!

December 5-6, 2023

Great first day of the Basins Workshop here in Perth. The coffee was pretty good too!

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ImageStrat delegation to H-NAT 2023

November 27, 2023

Andy Wilson attended the 1st Natural Hydrogen World Summit in Freemantle, Western Australia on the 27-28th November. Good to see image logs featuring in several talks highlighting the continued relevance of borehole image log analysis to the energy transition.

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ImageStrat sponsors Basins Workshop 2023

November 17, 2023

We're proud to be sponsoring the Basins Workshop for the third year running. This year we're sponsoring coffee!

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ImageStat - Cubic Earth Partnership

October 30, 2023

We're excited to announce a collaborative partnership between ImageStrat and Cubic Earth. Our combined image interpretation experience covers geothermal, oil and gas, unconventionals, CCUS and hydrogen storage, as well as sedimentary, metamorphic, and volcanic geologic settings. Our complementary skills in sedimentology, structural geology, and geomechanics enables us to take a holistic approach to borehole images, solve complex geoscience problems, and get the most of your data.

Cubic Earth (www.cubicearth.nz), based in New Zealand, is run by Irene Wallis who has extensive experience with borehole images acquired in volcanic and deep circulation geothermal systems in New Zealand, SE Asia , North America and Iceland. Her international experience in geothermal resource science, exploration and development, and python skills enhance her log interpretation and her ability to extract value for clients.

ImageStrat Pty Ltd based in Australia, is led by Dr Andy Wilson who focuses on on conventional and unconventional oil and gas projects, as well as CCUS and hydrogen more recently. He uses his specialist background in sedimentology to extract value from images and unravel complex depositional environments.

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CABS IV extended abstract released

October 2, 2023

Our extended abstract from the Central Australian Basins Workshop IV (2022) is now available in the PESA technical library and through AAPG datapages.

Contact us for a copy.

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Our 5th Birthday

August 15, 2023

Our 5th year has been our best yet at ImageStrat! We've been continuously booked up six months ahead with image log and core description projects, with demand continuing to grow.

Highlights include:
- helping a number of PhD and Masters students with image log components of hydrogen storage projects
- sponsored the Basins Workshop here in Perth
- given several talks across the world
- received some great endorsements
- published an extended abstract and peer-reviewed paper
- seen several of our reports become open-file

Thanks again to our fantastic clients, supporters, and students for another great year. Thanks again also to our business advisors, Armada Accountants & Advisors, and technical support at AspenTech Subsurface Science & Engineering.

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West Erregulla-5 Linkedin post goes viral!

July 17, 2023

Our Linkedin post featuring animated box models of our West Erregulla Depositional Model v1.3 gained over 250 likes, 19 comments and 11 reposts from geoscientists all around the world!

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West Erregulla-5 image log interpretation open file

July 5, 2023

With the release of the West Erregulla-5 well completion report on WAPIMS our ImageStrat Pty Ltd West Erregulla Depositional model v1.3 is now open file! This series of oriented box models is built from borehole image log and core analyses and takes us from the Holmwood Shale up to the Kockatea Shale of the Perth Basin in Western Australia. As always, massive thanks to Strike Energy for releasing our interpretative reports early! Thanks Matthew Wright, Andrew Farley and the team :)

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New role available

June 13, 2023

We're seeking a geologist / trainee image log interpreter to join our Perth-based team. Please follow the link for more information.

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ImageStrat work cited in APPEA paper

May 12, 2023

Our work on South Erregulla-1 image logs has been cited in an APPEA paper by Strike Energy geologists Mat Wright, Tony Cortis, Aisling Sloan and Andrew Farley. Catch the full presentation at APPEA on 16th May. Thanks Mat and the team at Strike Energy!

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West Erregulla-4 image log and core description reports open file (Perth Basin, Western Australia)

April 26, 2023

Our image log interpretation of Baker Hughes STAR images, and our core description and interpretation projects are now open file on WAPIMS. This includes our West Erregulla depositional model update 1.1. Follow link for more details.

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Visit to Adelaide

March 24, 2023

Dr Andy Wilson visited clients, collaborators, and old friends in Adelaide, giving an invited talk at the University of Adelaide. Thanks to Prof. Simon Holford and Prof. Alan Collins for the invitation. If you missed us then please get in touch to arrange a meeting when we're next in town.

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Exploration Incentive Scheme Laurel Shale Study released on WAPIMS

March 1, 2023

Our massive Laurel Shale image log study was released today. This forms part of a Laurel Shale study that was carried out along with Chemostrat Australia and Origin Energy. Head over to WAPIMS (link below) to download it.

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4th SAGE Applied Geoscience and Engineering Symposium (SAGE AGES #4): Image Logging Technology and Applications

January 19, 2023

Dr Andy Wilson gave a presentation on our work in the Beetaloo Basin in a online workshop based in Houston organised by Dr James Willis (SAGE).

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Basins Workshop presentation given

December 1, 2022

Andy Wilson gave a brief 10 minute version of our CABS IV talk at the Basins Workshop at Curtin University in Perth, WA. There was a lot of interest in the work and we received some positive comments. 

CABS extended abstract coming soon.

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ImageStrat sponsors Basins Workshop 2022

October 19, 2022

ImageStrat Pty Ltd is pleased to announce we are sponsoring the 2022 Basins Workshop held at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia this December. This is a great event to discuss geological research in an informal setting and catch up on the latest developments. Looking forward to seeing you there.

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Positive comments received from Professor Howard Johnson, Shell Professor of Petroleum Geology, Imperial College London

October 18, 2022

"This is the best example that I have ever seen of the use of borehole image logs in identifying small-scale (mm/cm) sedimentary features. What makes the image log observations so compelling is that they are independently corroborated by abundant legacy core data (ca. 4 km) from equivalent stratigraphic intervals in different, but nearby, wells, Similarly, the borehole image-derived orientation data and facies interpretations are consistent with independently-determined depositional models and palaeogeographic reconstructions.” 

Commenting on our 2022 CABS IV presentation entitled "Borehole image features map depositional environment change in a Mesoproterozoic delta: insights from the Beetaloo Sub-basin". See publications or news sections for more information.

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CABS IV presentation given

August 29, 2022

What a great first day ar CABSIV in Darwin with so many interesting Beetaloo Basin talks! Thanks for all the positive feedback. Looking forward to see what tomorrow has in store!

Keep an eye out for our extended abstract coming soon.

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Come and see our presentation at CABS IV (Central Australian Basins Symposium) in Darwin on the 29th August

August 22, 2022

Andy Wilson, PhD Wilson will be presenting some of our work on the Moroak Sandstone and the Kyalla Fm. of the Beetaloo Basin at CABS IV (Central Australian Basins Symposium) in Darwin on the 29th August.

What's new:
- delta progradation direction constrained by large palaeocurrent dataset (plus additional trends)
- synaeresis cracks and gutter casts mapped throughout the delta revealing systematic distribution and frequency characteristics related to depositional environment
- detailed facies analysis from six wells (a total of 9226 m at 5 cm resolution) made possible by absence of bioturbation
- distribution and organisation of mass-transport complexes revealed

Come and find out what can be done with detailed image log studies. Extended abstract to follow and journal publication in preparation.

Thanks to our co-authors Brenton Richards, Carl Altmann, and Alexander Côté, CFA, P.Eng, and to Origin Energy and Falcon Oil & Gas for permission to publish. Style of MTD features inspired by Bryan Cronin's work.

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August PESA tech lunch by Mat Wright from Strike Energy features ImageStrat work

August 19th, 2022

Can you spot the ImageStrat logo?

We're happy to have contributed to the Walyering project, the subject of Matthew Wright's talk yesterday. Thanks for the acknowledgement :)

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Into our 5th year!

August 15, 2022

It's been another busy year at ImageStrat! We've been fully booked all year with image log and core description projects.

Thanks again to our fantastic clients and supporters for another great year. Thanks again also to our business advisors, Armada Accountants & Advisors, and technical support, Emerson Automated Solutions (now AspenTech Subsurface Science & Engineering).


Highlights include:

- 16-well project looking at large-scale stratigraphic architecture

- exploration incentive scheme co-funded project

- forming an association with Curtin University and donating 30 of our ImageStrat core viewers to 3rd year geology students
- our West Erregulla-2 and Adoxa-1 reports became open file showcasing our work

- our detailed work in the Beetaloo Basin with Origin Energy has been written up and will be available at the end of August

- and we had some fun giving away 50 ImageStrat core viewers and many core scale markers!

Stay tuned for a 3D animated box model next Monday!

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CABS IV technical program announced

June 29, 2022

The Central Australian Basins Symposium IV (CABS IV) technical program has now been released! Andy Wilson PhD from ImageStrat Pty Ltd will be giving a presentation entitled "Borehole image features map depositional environment change in Mesoproterozoic deltas: insights from the Beetaloo Sub-Basin" on Monday 29th August at 13:45.

Come along to find out how the distribution and frequency of very small sedimentary features observed in borehole image logs can complement standard facies analysis and give a quick-look proxy for depositional environment interpretations.

Conference website: https://agentur.eventsair.com/cabsiv

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ImageStrat work featured in Strike Energy presentation at APPEA 2022

May 18, 2022

Senior Geoscientist Mat Wright gave a comprehensive paper entitled "Reservoir quality and diagenesis of the West Erregulla field, North Perth Basin, Western Australia". The accompanying paper in The APPEA Journal can be found through this link:   https://www.publish.csiro.au/AJ/AJ21136

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New sedimentology paper just out

April 19, 2022

New paper just out! "L. Lanci, S. Galeotti, K. Ratcliffe, E. Tohver, A. Wilson, S. Flint, Astronomically forced cycles in Middle Permian fluvial sediments from Karoo Basin (South Africa), Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Volume 596, 2022, 110973, ISSN 0031-0182".

The analysis in this paper is the work of Prof. Luca Lanci but builds on and forms part of the Beaufort Project which includes contributions from our director Andy Wilson, the co-authors of this paper, and others. For more details on the Beaufort Project please follow this link: https://lnkd.in/gtkrHan2

Follow this link to download the paper free for the next 50 days:
https://lnkd.in/gRbVhJKv

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Abstract accepted :)

March 31, 2022

We're excited to announce that our abstract has been accepted for an oral presentation at the Central Australian Basins Symposium IV to be held in Darwin this August. This will be an update to the talk we gave at the EAGE borehole geology workshop last March and includes world-class borehole images. A publication on this material is still in the works, details to follow at a later date.

Thanks to Origin Energy for permission to present this work and to our co-authors Alexander Côté, Brenton Richards and Carl Altmann. See you in Darwin!

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Dr Andy Wilson elected Adjunct Research Follow at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia

March 22, 2022

Dr Andy Wilson has been elected as Adjunct Research Fellow at Curtin University. Andy be helping to teach sedimentology and stratigraphy whenever possible and contributing to research. Massive thank you to Professor Chris Elders for sponsoring Andy.

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ImageStrat Core Viewers donated to Curtin University students

March 13, 2022

This year ImageStrat Pty Ltd donated 30 of our ‘Core Viewers’ to Curtin University 3rd year Geology students for use in their sedimentology core description project and to keep for future work. Thanks to Professor Chris Elders for welcoming Dr Andy Wilson to help demonstrate the practical class.

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EAGE  2021 sponsors recognition

February 21, 2022

Our January 2022 edition of EAGE’s First Break magazine arrived in the post today. It was a nice surprise to see our logo in print again and next to so many other great companies! We sponsored the 1st EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers) Workshop on borehole Borehole Geology in Asia Pacific last March.

This year we are taking a different approach to our sponsorship of geoscience events, details to follow soon.

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A bit of fun for January

January 19, 2022

Here's a bit of fun for January. We're giving away 30 of these core or macro photo scale marker coins to our Australian-wide geologist friends to celebrate the new year.

Let's face it, most of us don't carry cash but we still carry keys. Add this to your key chain and you'll never be without a handy scale marker. Our logo is a stylised view down a borehole, so it even works as a way-up indicator (geologists know the pain of a photo without way-up or scale indicator!).

BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE! Also works as a trolley coin in place of a $2 coin (AUD).

To get your hands on one simply comment on our Linkedin post telling us why you want one and we'll pick 30 winners on the 1st Feb and mail out your coins to you. Sorry, Australia-based entries only.

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(Another) new open-file report available

September 28, 2021

Our image log interpretation of Strike Energy's West Erregulla-2 FMI image from the Perth Basin is now available. Follow the link below to download the report. What are you waiting for, go read it!

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New open-file report available

September 1, 2021

We have a new example report available. This is our interpretation of a CMI image for Buru Energy's Adoxa-1 well in the Canning Basin. Check out our new page with links to download examples of our work.

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Winners announced on Linkedin

August 16, 2021

The winners of our hand lens giveaway have been announced on our Linkedin post. Click the button below to go to the post.

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Into our 4th year!

August 15, 2021

Thank you to all our clients and supporters for another great year at ImageStrat. Thank you also to our support team including business advisors Armada Accountants & Advisors and technical support team at Emerson Automation Solutions.

We’ve been involved in some really interesting projects this year and have been extremely fortunate to work with talented and passionate geologists. Highlights of the year include sponsoring the Basins Workshop in Perth, and the First EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers) borehole geology workshop in Asia Pacific (online) where we also presented some of our work with Origin Energy on the #Beetaloo Basin, having special mention by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, Western Australia team in their APPEA Conference and Exhibition conference talk on Barnicarndy-1, and of course working with our clients and seeing the value of or work realised. Thank you again!

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Hand lens giveaway

August 4, 2021

To promote out core logging services we're running a giveaway on Linkedin. Don't miss out on your opportunity to get your hands on one of these useful little gizmos!

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ImageStrat work featured at APPEA 2021

June 16, 2021

GSWA have expanded our 3D box model interpretations of the Barnicarndy-1 image log for intervals above and below the imaged interval. Great to see our clients taking our work and building on it themselves! Don’t miss out on Leon Normore’s presentation on Thursday!

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Perth Basin Image Log Database Launched at APPEA 2021 in Perth

June 9, 2021

Our Perth Basin image log database gives you access to standardised image log data at affordable prices for the Perth Basin. Get in touch for a demonstration.

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EAGE Borehole geology workshop Q&A highlights outcrop experience as key for the future of borehole imaging

March 30, 2021

Day 1 of the First EAGE conference on borehole geology in Asia Pacific panellists were asked about the current state and future outlook of wellbore image interpretation - the common answer between panellists was the importance of outcrop experience. See the "why work with us" section on the front page of our website!

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EAGE Borehole Geology Talk Recorded

March 4, 2021

Don't miss out on your chance to hear Dr Andy Wilson talk about our research on the Beetaloo Sub-basin with Origin Energy. Register for the online conference today!

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Basins Workshop presentation

December 2, 2020

Don't miss out on the opportunity to hear Dr Andy Wilson talk about our work on the Waukarlycarly-1 image log this Friday (4th December 2020).

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ImageStrat's work on Waukarlycarly-1 featured in DMIRS webinar

November 24, 2020

Our image log interpretation of Waukarlycarly-1 was well received by the team at DMIRS and features in their webinar in the link below.

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ImageStrat sponsors annual Basins Workshop in Perth

November 13, 2020

We're at it again! ImageStrat is pleased to be able to support this geoscience workshop based in Perth (3-4th December 2020). It's great to see the geoscience community keeping the spirit of inquiry alive!

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ImageStrat sponsors First EAGE Workshop on Borehole Geology in Asia Pacific

November 11, 2020

ImageStrat is proud to be able to support this workshop in Perth

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Peter Malcolm joins ImageStrat as Senior Geologist

September 16, 2020

We're pleased to announce that Peter Malcolm has joined ImageStrat as a Senior Geologist. Peter has a background in image log interpretation, basin analysis, petroleum systems modelling and play/prospect evaluation. Welcome to the team Peter!

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Working partnership formed with Ichnostrat Consulting Ltd (UK)

September 9, 2020

We're pleased to announce that we have formed a working partnership with Ichnostrat Consulting Ltd for our Europe based projects. Ichnostrat Consulting Ltd are leaders in the provision of high-resolution sedimentological core description and depositional model studies.

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ImageStrat Pty Ltd enters it's third year

August 15, 2020

We would like to thank all our customers and supporters that have made ImageStrat possible. ImageStrat saw strong growth throughout 2019-2020 despite Covid-19 restrictions. We look forward to working with our clients to help solve their geological problems over the next year. Thanks again.

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Geomechanics services launched

April 27, 2020

Image Strat are pleased to announce the launch of new geomechanics services through our partnership with Bill Power (Power Geoscience Pty Ltd).

The new services extend our existing borehole image log analysis of in-situ stress features to provide:

  • Vertical stress, pore pressure, and fracture gradient

  • Full geomechanical model including the in-situ stress tensor, pore pressure, and rock strength estimates

  • Wellbore planning and stability prediction

  • Critically Stressed Fracture Analysis


Operators can potentially save money by optimising casing shoe positions and drilling mud weights in order to avoid lost time drilling events, optimising well orientations to minimise instability, or optimising production by intersecting the most favourable fracture orientations.

For more information contact geomechanics@imagestrat.com

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COVID-19 update

March 23, 2020

We would like to inform our clients and supporters that ImageStrat employees are now working from home. There will be no change to our services going forward. Stay safe and look after yourself and each other.

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Working partnership formed with Power Geoscience

December 12, 2019

We are pleased to announce that we have formed a working partnership with Power Geoscience to extend the value of in-situ stress data we acquire from borehole images. Power Geoscience specialises in structural geology and geomechanics, including fault zone evolution, fault seal, in-situ stress, and fluid flow in fractured and faulted regions.

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WABS 2019 Paper available

November 12th, 2019

At ImageStrat we see the value of multidisciplinary and integrative projects to maximise the value of data. One such collaboration between Buru Energy Ltd, Chemostrat Pty Ltd, and ImageStrat Pty Ltd successfully solved a significant drilling challenge. Contact us for a copy of the paper published in The Sedimentary Basins of Western Australia V: Proceedings of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia Symposium, Perth, WA, 2019,

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ImageStrat senior staff attend AEGC Perth

September 9th, 2019

We had a great time at AEGC 2019 in Perth. Great to see old and new faces.

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Did you see our advert in the Aug/Nov issue of PESA news?

September 8th, 2019

Bonus points for getting crossword clue 2 down correct in the same issue!

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ImageStrat's 1st Birthday

August 15, 2019

It's our first birthday today! Thank you to all our clients and supporters for making our first year so successful :)

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New office

July 1st, 2019

We're pleased to announce we have opened an office in Perth's city centre at 1131 Hay Street, West Perth (upstairs from Tensa Equipment).

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Lena Thrane PhD joins ImageStrat as Principal Image Log Analyst

June 1st, 2019

We're very excited to announce that Lena has joined ImageStrat bringing her extensive knowledge of image log QC, repair, processing and interpretation to the team!  Welcome Lena :)

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ImageStrat Founded August 2018

15th August 2018

ImageStrat was founded to provide specialist borehole image log services to the oil and gas industry.

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