• Excalibur Exploration is a client of Merlin Energy Resources. Over the last year they have worked for us on our two Irish Licensing Options, particularly in the North Celtic Sea Basin. What we have found particularly valuable is the close working relationships that quickly developed. The ease with-which we can get a response from them, even when the appropriate team member is away from the Merlin home office, has been much appreciated. The quality of their technical work is excellent and it has been carried out at a very reasonable price.

    Dr. Richard Stabbins, Chairman, Excalibur Exploration Ltd.
  • As CEO and Director of various companies over the past 20 years, Merlin has worked for me as a client of Medusa Oil Limited, Ramco Energy plc, Aurelian Oil & Gas PLC and Trajan Resources Limited. In the main, the activities covered have been focused on exploration in Central Europe where Merlin's expertise in both geology and geophysics has been absolutely invaluable. Merlin comprises a small group of dedicated professionals, whose experience in their various fields and the willingness to combine this in providing a personal service is second to none.

    Michael Seymour, M.D., Trajan Resources Ltd.
  • Your great strength in the Lebanon Project (and in other work you have done for us....) lies in the fact that you just get on with the important things and don't need to be managed intensively.

    We needed to compile an integrated interpretation and you have all the skills under one roof to do that. You accessed academic publications that we overlooked, and brought in new ideas (especially around stratigraphy) that proved valuable. In addition you worked well as a team with our other consultants and combined effectively with them. Lastly - it is good that you captured all your work in a report; too often we lose the product of our labours.

    Richard Wilson, Operations Manager, JX Nippon Exploration & Production (U.K.) Limited.
  • Merlin have been providing geological and geophysical consultancy services and support to Trapoil for the past two years. The quality of the technical work provided is of the highest standard and is complemented by effective client liaison and impressive turnaround times. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Merlin to any company that has a requirement for subsurface evaluation services offered by this dedicated and specialist group of professionals.

    Martin David, Technical Director, Trapoil
  • Merlin organised and led an excellent integrated field trip and technical seminar for the whole [Aurelian] exploration team ; this was a perfect combination of geoscience masterclass and discussion of live exploration projects in the classroom followed immediately by time in the field examining primarily structural but also stratigraphic elements pertinent to the subsurface challenges we were tackling. The balance worked extremely well and was supported with an excellent field guide; going beyond the normal as it also included sufficient theoretical and practical published material to illustrate and expand on the geometries and relationships observed in the field. The combination meant field learnings were directly applicable into exploration and development issues currently being worked by the company. Tim Wright and Phil Copestake are excellent leaders and balanced encouraging participants to develop their own observation skills with their own extensive local and literature knowledge to widen the value of the trip far above that of a show and tell. The outcrops were excellent and accommodation and catering much appreciated by the trip participants. I am planning to work again with Merlin on a similar trip next year.

    John Smallwood (ex) Exploration Director, Aurelian
  • We have been very happy with the work you have done and it has helped us quite a lot to obtain a consistent basis for regional well correlations and for the establishment of a set of Wheeler diagrams for the areas we have worked in both for the APA rounds and for the license areas in which we are involved.

    The assistance we received from Tim was very helpful at a critical phase of our work and we appreciate the quick responses we have had on our requests for assistance during the work both in Valiant and in Ithaca. The willingness for Merlin to participate in discussions at short notice and with valuable comments throughout our work phases is greatly appreciated.

    During the work for us Merlin has demonstrated a good knowledge of the North Sea in areas we needed help. This includes confirming or developing the chronostratigraphic knowledge of areas. Merlin's regional understanding, up to date knowledge and integration of new literature and integration of our in-house work as well as abilities to actively work with our employees has successfully contributed to our understanding of the areas we have worked with.

    Fredrik Bockelie, Ithaca Energy
  • Merlin has been providing geological and geophysical consultancy services to Lansdowne Oil & Gas for more than eight years and we have been delighted with the work they have performed. Merlin have assisted us with planning and executing 2D and 3D seismic programmes, have subsequently interpreted and mapped the data and carried the workflow through prospect identification and quantification. Particular strengths of Merlin are the timely manner in which projects have been carried out, the very personalised nature of the service they provide and the range of skills within the team. In addition to regional and prospect scale geoscience work they have also provided specialist support in petrophysics, structural geology and biostratigraphy.

    Steve Boldy CEO Lansdowne Oil & Gas plc