1987 - International Stratigraphic
Consultants Pty Ltd
Director and Consultant Micropalaeontologist. Working on material from throughout
Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar,
Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam for petroleum exploration companies.
1985-1987 ECL Australia Pty Ltd
Senior Consultant Micropalaeontologist, working on routine micropalaeontology
(foraminifera and calcareous nannoplankton) of Mesozoic and Cenozoic sections. Projects
undertaken were similar to those worked on while with Esso but on material from throughout
Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Malaysia for a large number of clients.
1982-1985 Esso Australia Pty Ltd
Senior Petroleum Geologist rising to Professional Geologist, working on routine
micropalaeontology (foraminifera and calcareous nannoplankton) of Mesozoic and Cenozoic
sections. Projects and studies included erection of a Mesozoic calcareous microfossil
zonal scheme for Australian marine environments; palaeobathymetry estimates based on
benthonic foraminiferal assemblages; core analysis, recognition of clastic facies based on
wire-line log character, stacking arrangement of clastic facies, recognition of
depositional sequences; regional stratigraphic studies, formulation of stratigraphic units
for basin-wide correlation, seismic mapping and palaeofacies reconstruction; geohistory
analysis using palaeo-age dating to determine deposition rates, subsidence rates etc. to
predict palaeobathymetry in conjunction with micropalaeontological environmental data.