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-five years on, our emphasis on quality remains the same today, with a progressive ethos always informed by continuous scientific excellence.

  • Meriem Bertouche

    CEO

    Meriem Bertouche

    CEO

    Meriem became CEO of Badley Ashton in November 2012. She is responsible for overseeing the Company's 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.

     

     

  • Boris Kostic

    Chief Operating Officer

    Boris Kostic

    Chief Operating Officer

    Boris oversees the operational business activities and is responsible for implementing the company strategy, 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.

     

     

  • 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.
  • Adrian Neal

    Regional Manager - Western Hemisphere

    Contact Details

    +44 (0)1507 588353


    Adrian Neal

    Regional Manager - Western Hemisphere

    Adrian manages the business activities for the Western Hemisphere including America, Europe and Australia and develops these in coordination with our Houston office. 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.

  • Laura Galluccio

    Regional Manager - Eastern Hemisphere

    Laura Galluccio

    Regional Manager - Eastern Hemisphere

    Laura oversees the business activities in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, supported by regional Operations and Portfolio Managers. 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 the USA, Europe and Africa.
  • Gerry Hyde

    Commercial Manager

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    +44 (0) 1507 588353


    Gerry Hyde

    Commercial Manager

    As Commercial Manager, Gerry is responsible for managing procurement and contract documents, coordinating marketing and allocating HR and equipment to meet operational needs. He is also responsible for facilities management and 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.

  • Mike Ashton

    Deepwater Reservoir Expert

    Mike Ashton

    Deepwater Reservoir Expert

    Mike is the Founder of Badley Ashton and has extensive knowledge in integrated reservoir descriptions of deepwater turbiditic systems. His experience encompasses all the main reservoirs in the North Sea, the Atlantic Margin and the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

     

  • David Chamberlain

    Finance Manager

    David Chamberlain

    Finance Manager

    With long experience in international trade, David is responsible for all aspects of financial accounting, management and planning across the Badley Ashton group. As Finance Manager, he also oversees Human Resources and works closely with the Geological Management Team.

  • Dave Kemp

    Chief Draughtsman

    Contact Details

    +44 (0)1507 588353


    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.

  • Jon Gant

    IT Manager

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    +44 (0)1507 588353


    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.
  • Anis Seksaf

    Portfolio Manager - United Arab Emirates

    Anis Seksaf

    Portfolio Manager - United Arab Emirates

    Anis joined Badley Ashton in November 2018 as a Portfolio Manager based in Abu Dhabi. In his technical work he specializes in reservoir engineering and has experience as a university lecturer, teaching second year M.Sc. students the fundamentals of petrophysics and reservoir simulation, utilising Petrel RE. Anis has benefitted from experience in other industries, and is a consummate communicator and linguist, fluent in English, French and Arabic.
  • Catherine Breislin

    Carbonate Reservoir Geologist

    Catherine Breislin

    Carbonate Reservoir Geologist

    Catherine specializes in carbonate sedimentology and diagenesis using a range of techniques from the core to the SEM-scale.  In her Ph.D work, Catherine recently completed her PhD entitled ‘Basin-scale mineral and fluid processes at a platform margin, Lower Carboniferous, UK’
  • Rachele Andreetta

    Carbonate Reservoir Geologist

    Rachele Andreetta

    Carbonate Reservoir Geologist

    Rachele has a strong background in carbonate sedimentology and stratigraphy, both from an academic background gained during her time at university, and an industrial perspective, gained from seven years working at Statoil as a Senior Geologist. Rachele has worked on exploration, development and production assets and has extensive experience in Europe and South America. In addition she is also experienced in clastic deposits, especially tidal and turbiditic deposits.
  • 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.
  • Thomas Haines

    Carbonate Reservoir Geologist

    Thomas Haines

    Carbonate Reservoir Geologist

    Thomas is an experienced carbonate sedimentologist and petrographer with extensive experience of Cenozoic carbonate deposits of the Mediterranean, North Sea and Middle East.  He has recently led a research and development project that integrates core and petrophysical wireline data to define rock types and populate their distribution in the subsurface.
  • 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 & Americas Operations Manager

    Rhys Jones

    Clastic Reservoir Geologist & Americas Operations Manager

    Based in our Houston office, Rhys as the Americas Operations Manager leads the business development for the American market. As a senior clastic reservoir geologist Rhys specializes in reservoir quality characterisation and the use of specialist techniques. Although experienced across a range of depositional environments and reservoir types Rhys currently leads the Deepwater Team in Houston.
  • Dot Payne

    Clastic Reservoir Geologist

    Contact Details

    +44 (0)1507 588353


    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 Support Team Leader

    Kamel Tamene

    Technical Support Team Leader

    Kamel joined Badley Ashton in 2006 as a Technical Assistant. He is now the Technical Support Team Leader 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 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 stratigraphic 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. Specialisms include shallow water carbonate settings, including more proximal evaporitic deposits. The sedimentology of these systems is typically complex and reservoir architectures are commonly very heterogeneous. The conventional carbonate 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 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 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.