What's going on at ImageStrat
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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 :)
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).
- 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!
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
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
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:
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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,