News Archive

heavy industry

November News

31st October 2021

We’re very much looking forward to next week’s conference on Legacies of Mineral Extraction and Sustainability Opportunities, organised by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3), and to be held at the home of the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers in Newcastle. In a joint paper presented by Jon Gluyas,…

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CCUS graphic modified from

October News

19th October 2021

Coming soon to a saline aquifer or depleted gas field close (but not too close) to you … We’ve spent a busy summer with sister spin-out company GeoEnergy Durham working alongside WSP and Crondall, providing technical advice on Carbon Capture Usage and Storage (CCUS) in support of BEIS and the UK government’s drive towards carbon…

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Triassic carbonate nappes, Montenegro

September News

25th August 2021

Fractured carbonates … tick. Large-scale thrust nappes … tick. Fieldwork … tick. Montenegro … yes please!

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Comparison of a fault in a text book and in outcrop

August News

16th August 2021

Text book (left) vs. reality (right). Zechstein carbonates, Co. Durham. “There’s no difference between theory and practice … in theory!”  

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Lidar scanning inside the Beamish adit mine

July News Update

20th July 2021

Lessons learned this month: Gathering detailed outcrop data in confined underground settings can be rather challenging (but very useful)! Given the vast geothermal potential in abandoned coal mines to provide a carbon-neutral way to generate domestic and commercial heating, we’ve been keen to take a closer look at outcrop properties of coal for some time.…

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industrial cluster

July News

2nd July 2021

Carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) is coming soon to the UK, and we’ve got a very busy Summer ahead. Watch this space!

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Details of upcoming courses that we are running for GeoLogica

June News

7th June 2021

This month sees the launch of new industry training courses run by GeoLogica. It’s great to see how the experienced team have assembled a range of courses with impressive depth and breadth, and we’re really excited to be involved! In addition to training that focuses on sub-surface interpretation, there is also a comprehensive program of…

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Screenshot from virtual fieldtrip in SE Turkey

May News

28th May 2021

We’re still very busy this month preparing and running virtual fieldtrips while covid restrictions prevent most real fieldtrips from taking place. Following on from our earlier excursions, in which we’ve toured the Zagros (many times!), the Betics in SE Spain, and classic UK geology in SE Scotland and NE England, our next trip returned to…

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FME certification

April News Update

28th April 2021

For many years ArcMap has been our ‘go-to’ software for everyday GIS work, though we also use ER Mapper, GDAL, GMT, GRASS, QGIS, and a host of other software tools. We have always had a love-hate relationship with ArcMap –it’s overpriced, inconsistent, lacks backwards compatibility, for many years was terminally unstable (now, thankfully improved), and…

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