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Geological & geophysical consulting

Trusted to deliver commercial value across the entire E&P life cycle.

A passion for delivering clear advice, based on our experience and expert technical work. Our multi-skilled team will succinctly tell you what you need to know to deliver value from your assets.

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We track fluids from source rock to refinery through space and time.

From frontier exploration to well abandonment, our technology can support better and faster decision making with reduced cost, HSE exposure and carbon intensity.

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Experts in Information

We understand that data FORMS the life blood of any knowledge-based industry.

Transform unstructured data and documents into useful, actionable knowledge assets. Accelerate towards digital maturity and enable better informed business decisions.



Over 200 years combined experience in the energy sector


Working with our clients since 1998


Close-knit multi-disciplinary expert team under one roof


We manage your costs as if they were our own


Quickly building a trusted relationship with each and every client


We are Employee Owned - We own the company, so we care!


A team of geoscience and data enthusiasts, It's not just a day job!


We are committed to supporting the Energy Transition

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Merlin Energy Resources Ltd. became an employee owned company on the lst of July 2016, joining the ranks of other successful employee-owned organisations including John Lewis and ARUP. Click here to find out more...

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Merlin is proud to be a sustaining sponsor of the PESGB which supports its members both in petroleum exploration and in the changing energy industry.

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Merlin is excited to offer both financial support to the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark as well as our specialist skill sets and knowledge to assist in making the earth sciences more enjoyable and accessible to people in our local area.

Facilitating the Energy Transition

Merlin Energy is dedicated to playing an active part in the Energy Transition. We are directing our geoscience expertise and project management know-how to address the critical aspects of subsurface characterisation needed for 21st Century energy companies to accomplish their goals. We have the tools, technologies and skills to assist Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project design and monitoring, geothermal energy exploration and hydrogen production. Our roots may be in oil and gas, but our passion is geology and we have the commitment to use our knowledge to help achieve a future of sustainable and affordable energy for everyone.

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As a G&G partner, Merlin deliver high-quality studies in a clear format allowing our management team to effectively screen investment opportunities. The Merlin team work closely alongside our own, contributing a valuable external perspective.

Grant Knight Amromco

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.

Technical Director London

Merlin's dedicated professional team consistently delivers a high standard of ongoing support to our subsurface activities.

Steve Jenkins, Chairman Savannah Petroleum PLC

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.

Alpha Petroleum Resources Limited (formally ATP Oil & Gas) has used Merlin Datawise as its data storage repository for a number of years and has found the services provided by Datawise to be not only very efficient but most importantly cost effective too

The services have been customised to meet Alpha's needs and the company provides excellent turnaround for its digital and hardcopy data, copying and distribution. The expert team at Merlin understand all the data types and always ask the right questions to ensure first rate data entry and excellent search and retrieval. Useful review meetings are provided to make sure data that the storage needs of Alpha Petroleum are being fully met.

Alan Bird, Data Manager Alpha Petroleum Resources Limited

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.

Spectrum Data Management has always found the staff at Merlin Datawise to be very pleasant, helpful, and knowledgeable about archiving seismic data. When performing our annual offsite storage audit of our data at Merlin Spectrum Data Management staff has always received a warm welcome and valuable feedback of our archive process. For this audit process Merlin provided British Standards Institute recommendations for digital media preservation and detailed records of compliance with these standards. Their historical knowledge of seismic data surveys, thorough inventory, and willingness to share their experience has aided in Spectrum's development of Seismic Data Inventory Policies and Procedures.

Kathy Burris, Multi-Client Data Manager USA Spectrum Geo Inc.

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.

One of the most important Merlin's strength is communication even in complex topics. Over the past few years I was dealing with few service companies and with Merlin I know that all will be done right because of their quality and responsiveness.

Anna Kordek, Multi Client Data Manager Spectrum Geo Ltd

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, Manager – Exploration and Licences Jersey Oil & Gas

Summit Exploration and Production Ltd has been a customer of Merlin Datawise for ten years, and I have personally used them for longer than that when I worked for other companies. I have found the staff to be extremely knowledgeable about the data that they are storing. This makes information searches and retrievals efficient and rapid when requested.

We found their service to be much better than other offsite suppliers with the result that we have now consolidated all our offsite data storage with Merlin.

Richard Inwards, IT Manager Summit Exploration and Production Limited

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 master class 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 learning's 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

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 work flow 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

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