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. Forty 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.

  • 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

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    +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.

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 Carbonates Team

The 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 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 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 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 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 Unconventional Team

The Unconventional Reservoirs Team consists of a team of experienced geologists, with varied expertise and skills. They work together on mainly R&D projects, in order to offer support and advice to exploration teams worldwide on the best ways to exploit their unconventional reservoirs. In this growing sector, to date, the Team's experience extends to onshore USA shale plays, North Sea shale formations and tight and shale reservoirs in the Middle East.

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.