Badley Ashton was established in 1982 as a high quality geoscience consultancy, providing specialist reservoir description and prediction advice to the oil and gas industry worldwide. Thirty years on, our emphasis on quality remains the same today, with a progressive ethos always informed by continuous scientific excellence.

  • Mike Ashton

    Chairman

    Mike Ashton

    Chairman

    Mike is the Chairman and Founder of Badley Ashton and the President of Badley Ashton America, Inc. He is responsible for the development of the technical skill set in reservoir geology.

    Mike has been responsible for the continuous improvement in corporate knowledge, and the introduction of new techniques and technologies to maintain a position at the forefront of the applied science.

  • Meriem Bertouche

    CEO

    Meriem Bertouche

    CEO

    Meriem became CEO of Badley Ashton in November 2012. She is responsible for overseeing the Company's activity as a whole and for strategic business growth worldwide. Her role is focused on developing Badley Ashton's value to the industry. In her technical work, Meriem specialises in process-based sedimentology, structural geology and borehole imaging. She is in charge of the technical assurance of the Company’s borehole image and structural studies, which includes staff development.

     

     

  • Andrea James

    Chief Geologist

    Andrea James

    Chief Geologist

    As Chief Geologist at Badley Ashton, Andrea is responsible for technical development of the staff skill sets and training. As part of this role, Andrea also oversees the quality management system for the Company's consultancy studies.
     
    Andrea has wide experience in integrated reservoir description across a range of clastic environments including paralic, deepwater turbidite, and glacial reservoirs, but specialises in fluvial and aeolian depositional systems.
  • Boris Kostic

    Europe/Africa Regional Manager

    Boris Kostic

    Europe/Africa Regional Manager

    Boris oversees and develops the business activities for the Europe and Africa region, in addition to providing technical consultancy, training and quality control. Boris has particular expertise in process-based sedimentological and BHI evaluations of Mesozoic and Cenozoic paralic systems. He also specialises in sedimentological appraisals of Mesozoic carbonate ramp systems in the ME and has experience in 3-D reservoir modelling.

     

     

  • Adrian Neal

    Research and Business Development Manager

    Adrian Neal

    Research and Business Development Manager

    Adrian oversees Badley Ashton's New Ventures programme, coordinating the development and marketing of multi-client studies, and the introduction of relevant new technologies and methodologies to the company's workflows.  Adrian has a wide range of sedimentological experience and currently works as an active member of the Deepwater Team, with a particular focus on Gulf of Mexico reservoirs.

  • Markus Hoppe

    Far East Regional Manager

    Markus Hoppe

    Far East Regional Manager

    Markus oversees the business activities for the Far East region, in addition to providing technical consultancy, training and quality control.

    Markus specialises in clastic petrography and reservoir quality evaluation, including Touchstone-compliant data collection, transmitted light microscopy and SEM/EDX microanalysis. He also has research expertise in petrophysics, experimental rock mechanics and formation damage analysis.

     

     

  • Dave Kemp

    Chief Draughtsman

    Dave Kemp

    Chief Draughtsman

    As Chief Draughtsman, Dave oversees all day-to-day draughting work carried out by the Company's in-house team of technical illustrators and designers, Badley Ashton Geographics.

    With long experience in technical illustration and reprographics, he is also responsible for maintaining and improving the technical standards within the team.

  • Gerry Hyde

    Resource & Knowledge Manager

    Gerry Hyde

    Resource & Knowledge Manager

    As Resource & Knowledge Manager, Gerry is responsible for allocating HR and equipment to meet operational needs. He is also responsible for EHS standards, ensuring that regulations are met and methods are improved.

    Gerry's remit also extends to overseeing project management methodology, and archival delivery systems designed to retain and apply corporate knowledge.

  • David Chamberlain

    Commercial Manager

    David Chamberlain

    Commercial Manager

    As Commercial Manager, David is responsible for all aspects of financial accounting, management and planning across the Badley Ashton group. With long experience in international trade, he also oversees contractual matters and works closely with client contract managers.
  • Jon Gant

    IT Manager

    Jon Gant

    IT Manager

    As IT Manager, Jon is responsible for the computer systems and software used in all of the Badley Ashton offices. He is also heaviliy involved in High Resolution Thin-section Imaging, Digitisation and GIS projects.
  • Aurélie Bonin

    Carbonate Reservoir Geologist

    Aurélie Bonin

    Carbonate Reservoir Geologist

    Aurelie joined Badley Ashton in 2013 as a carbonate sedimentologist/petrographer with experience in Cretaceous carbonate deposits of the North-western Tethys. She has worked extensively on the Thamama Group of the UAE and the Natih Formation in Oman.
  • Mateusz Cyprych

    Clastic Reservoir Geologist

    Mateusz Cyprych

    Clastic Reservoir Geologist

    Mateusz is a clastic reservoir geologist specialising in BHI interpretation. He is a member of the Deepwater Team and has worked on projects in the Gulf of Mexico, West Africa and Malaysia.
  • Matthieu Deville de Periere

    Carbonate Reservoir Geologist

    Matthieu Deville de Periere

    Carbonate Reservoir Geologist

    Matthieu is a carbonate sedimentologist/petrographer with experience in Cretaceous and Jurassic carbonate deposits from a wide range of the Middle Eastern countries.
  • Alexander Foote

    Structural Geologist

    Alexander Foote

    Structural Geologist

    Alexander has experience in basin-scale tectonic analysis and its relationship with sedimentology, and has extended his knowledge into core-based fracture evaluation and borehole image interpretation. His recent work includes large multi well studies from the North Sea and the Middle East.
  • Nicolas Foote

    Clastic Reservoir Geolgist

    Nicolas Foote

    Clastic Reservoir Geolgist

    Nicolas joined Badley Ashton in July 2011 as a Technical Assistant, providing support to our geological staff. In 2012 Nicolas took a year out to gain his M.Sc. in Petroleum Geoscience and in October 2013 re-joined the company as a Reservoir Geologist specialising in aeolian/fluvial sedimentology and borehole/CT scan image interpretation.
  • Michaël Fuchs

    Carbonate Reservoir Geologist

    Michaël Fuchs

    Carbonate Reservoir Geologist

    Michael is a carbonate sedimentologist/petrographer with experience in projects ranging from single well to regional studies, mainly focusing on Mesozoic and Cenozoic carbonate deposits from all across the Middle East.
  • Laura Galluccio

    Carbonate Reservoir Geologist

    Laura Galluccio

    Carbonate Reservoir Geologist

    Laura leads the Conventional Carbonates Team. She has a wide range of experience and has worked on carbonates and dolomites in conventional and unconventional reservoirs from across the Middle East, as well as projects from Europe and Africa.
  • Kate Garrick

    Carbonate Reservoir Geologist

    Kate Garrick

    Carbonate Reservoir Geologist

    Kate joined Badley Ashton in 2008 as a Technical Assistant before making the step up to Reservoir Geologist in 2009. Currently based in Abu Dhabi, she has worked on a wide range of Jurassic and Cretaceous carbonate projects from across the Middle East region.
  • Thomas Haines

    Carbonate Reservoir Geologist

    Thomas Haines

    Carbonate Reservoir Geologist

    A recent addition to the Badley Ashton team, Thomas is a Carbonate sedimentologist and petrographer with experience of Cenozoic carbonate deposits of the Mediterranean and Middle East.
  • Philip Hayward

    Clastic Reservoir Geologist

    Philip Hayward

    Clastic Reservoir Geologist

    Currently based in our Houston office, Philip joined Badley-Ashton & Associates Ltd in October 2012 as a clastic petrographer and reservoir quality analyst. He has experience of petrographical and reservoir quality evaluation of a variety of depositional systems with varying degrees of diagenetic overprint and has worked on projects from across Africa and the Middle East.
  • Rhys Jones

    Clastic Reservoir Geologist

    Rhys Jones

    Clastic Reservoir Geologist

    Rhys joined Badley Ashton in 2010 as Technical Assistant and has since progressed to Reservoir Geologist. Currently based in our Houston office he is primarily working on petrographic and reservoir quality assessments of deepwater systems within the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Dot Payne

    Clastic Reservoir Geologist

    Dot Payne

    Clastic Reservoir Geologist

    Dot is an experienced Reservoir Quality Specialist and Petrographer with over 30 years experience who specialises in integrated clastic reservoir quality evaluations covering turbidite, aeolian, paralic and glaciogenic reservoirs from around the globe; notably the UKCS, Australia, the Gulf of Mexico, North Africa, Offshore Norway, Vietnam, and the Arabian Gulf. Dot also has responsibilities for technical quality assurance and training of staff.

  • Rebecca Smith

    Clastic Reservoir Geologist

    Rebecca Smith

    Clastic Reservoir Geologist

    Rebecca joined Badley Ashton in January 2006 as a clastic reservoir geologist. She has experience in alluvial, glacial, aeolian and shallow marine systems from across the Middle East and Africa. She currently leads the Fluvio Aeolian Team.
  • Kamel Tamene

    Technical Assistant

    Kamel Tamene

    Technical Assistant

    Kamel joined Badley Ashton in 2006 as a Technical Assistant. He is now the lead Technical Assistant heading this vital team which provides data management support for the geological staff.
Our Geological Staff are organised into multidisciplinary teams of specialists (including sedimentologists, diagenetic and structural experts and reservoir quality analysts) that work on a specific type of reservoir or use a specific set of techniques. Each team is committed to facilitating the understanding of the architecture and quality of oil & gas reservoirs through accurate description and high-quality integrated interpretations, as well as having a strong collaborative ethos, internally, with the other teams, and externally with academia and the oil & gas industry.

The Management Team

The Management Team are the people responsible for overseeing the day-to-day running of the company. They are also the most appropriate people to contact to discuss your requirements and to find out how Badley Ashton can help you.

The Fluvio Aeolian Team

The Fluvial Aeolian Team specialises in the analysis of wind and river-deposited clastic sediments. They work with sediments deposited during a very wide range of time periods, from the Precambrian to the Pliocene. Their particular geographical areas of expertise are Algeria, Australia, the Gulf of Mexico, Namibia, the North Sea, Oman and Siberia. The Team comprises specialist sedimentologists, petrographers and borehole image interpreters, who together endeavour to improve our understanding of the hydrocarbon-bearing fluvial and aeolian systems worldwide and to provide fully integrated analyses to our clients.

 

The Paralic/Shallow Marine Team

The Paralic/Shallow Marine Team is a multidisciplinary team of reservoir geologists specialising in the description and evaluation of nearshore to shallow marine clastic sediments at the pore, core and reservoir scale. Oil and gas reservoirs in such coastal deposits are frequently characterised by lateral and vertical variations in depositional facies associated with sea level changes. The work of the team focuses on the understanding of paralic reservoirs worldwide, through accurate description of ichnofacies and sedimentary structures, use of present-day and outcrop analogues and integration of core-scale and pore-scale information. Team members have worked upon a diverse range of plays worldwide, with a long-standing special focus on the Middle East, North Africa, Alaska, the Caspian Sea, the North Sea and Australia.

 

The Deepwater Team

The Deepwater Team provides multidisciplinary consultancy on exploration, appraisal and production projects of turbiditic reservoirs around the globe. Although the team built its expertise working on deepwater reservoirs of the North Sea, currently a vast majority of the projects are on the deepwater systems of the Gulf of Mexico. Other areas included in the their portfolio are the Far East and West Africa. The Team’s main duty is to ensure a continued improvement of the quality of our understanding of turbiditic systems and our deliverables, by encouraging scientific discussion and collaboration with the other Teams and externally with academia and industry scientists. The Team, which comprises multi-national geologists with wide and varied experience, is based in Houston.

The Tight Carbonates Team

The Tight Carbonates Team: In addition to the conventional carbonate reservoirs, this team focuses on some of the most complex unconventional or microporous conventional carbonate reservoirs worldwide, which present particular diagenetic and/or tectonic challenges.  The team is also in charge of testing, improving and advising on the analytical techniques that we use internally to help facilitate evaluation of these particular reservoirs.

 

The Conventional Carbonates Team

The Conventional Carbonates Team studies carbonate sediments from all over the world, including the entire Middle East and North Africa regions, and parts of Europe. The Team provides sedimentological and petrographical characterisation, sequence stratigraphy interpretations and diagenesis as well as reservoir quality evaluations for various exploration and production carbonate reservoirs, ranging from single well exploration projects to regional development studies. Specialism includes shallow and proximal carbonate settings, including evaporitic deposits. The sedimentology of these systems is typically complex and reservoir architectures are commonly very heterogeneous. These reservoirs studied by Badley Ashton to date are relatively deep and old, where intense alteration is common. Therefore, they present challenges that require extensive experience in diagenetic analysis and geochemical techniques. The Team is responsible for maintaining and improving the company’s expertise in conventional reservoirs and encouraging scientific discussion and understanding with the other carbonate teams.

 
The Badley Ashton organisation includes dedicated teams who provide seamless support to Geological Staff. Badley Ashton Geographics, an in-house team of experienced technical illustrators and graphic designers provide specialist draughting and reprographic services to our Geological Staff and the wider industry. We also have a Technical Support Team, comprising TAs working closely with the specialist Geological Teams on consultancy and R&D projects. The Knowledge Management and IT Teams, who work in tandem looking after the corporate knowledge, information delivery systems and IT infrastructure and the Commercial Team complete the organisational structure.