What's going on at ImageStrat


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:

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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:

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.

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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!


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.


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


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.


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

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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.


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 :)


ImageStrat Founded August 2018

15th August 2018

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