As the days are getting shorter and the summer holiday season is coming to an end, we are looking back at the amazing experiences some of the staff here at Merlin have had over the summer exploring the beautiful coastlines of the UK.
We have also been looking at how we can share our experiences and knowledge with the wider community and hopefully spark an interest in the next generation of geoscientists. Featured article: 'Outreach Training' by Tim Wright
Seismic Data - Location, Location, Location
This year we have been thinking about how, here at Merlin, we can improve our sustainability in our daily activities. Click the newsletter to find out what we have implemented and what we plan for the future. We have also been enjoying the lovely summer weather - read about our annual cricket match and Tim's trip to Northern Spain in another extended geoliday edition. Last but by no means least, Felicity explains the importance of managing valuable seismic survey data and see how Merlin Datawise can help you.
Featured article: 'Seismic Data - Location, Location, Location' by Felicity Goldrick
Interpretation Pitfalls and Merlin out and about!
This month, as well as celebrating 3 years of being employee owned, Merlin has been getting out and about in the lovely summer weather. click the newsletter to read more about our canoeing trip on the River Wye, geocaching, the geology of the Isle of Man, and the pitfalls of always believing your data!
New Ventures for Merlin
This month we have been thinking about the Future. Eleanor Oldham attended the EAGE Conference in London where embracing change and the advancements of machine learning were important themes. At Merlin, we have also been thinking about our own future and what new and exciting ideas we would like to pursue. Click the newsletter to read more about these topics and find out a bit more about the Merlin drill bit...
Geocaching, Geofest and the Digital Future
This month at Merlin we have been making the most of the May Bank Holidays and it has inspired us to get outdoors. There are lots of ideas for you to do the same in this months newsletter as we look forward to the start of Summer!
Featured article: 'Have you ever thought of Geocaching?' by Fiona Lawrance.
Meet our team, old photos and champagne
This month we are pleased to unveil our brand new company portraits! They have prompted us to take a walk down memory lane and dig out some of the photos from Merlin's early days, for you all to see. Do you think we have changed much?...
Merlin insights, STEM outreach and our new look
Spring has sprung, and with it came a few glorious days of sunshine that allowed us to retake our company portraits. Have a watch of our vlog of us in action!
Featured article: 'Merlin Insights - Sri Lanka, the UKCS and Norway', by Phil Copestake.
Our thoughts on the South Celtic Sea Basin
Even though it is a short month, February seems to have flown past in the blink of an eye for us. With lots going on, click the newsletter to see what we have been up to.
Featured article: 'Have we overlooked the South Celtic Sea Basin?' by Owain Lavis.
Geology Without Borders
Happy New Year to all! Although it may seem like a long time ago already, we hope you had fun and restful festive breaks. Over at Merlin, we have been busy with plans for 2019. With a stablising oil price and more projects coming through the door, it looks to be an exciting year ahead!
Featured article: 'Geology without borders', by Phil Copestake and Tony Loy.
Merry Christmas, from everyone here at Merlin
Wishing you all a sparkly, jingly, magical and most of all, Merry Christmas, from everyone here at Merlin. We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!
Is Chartership still relevant in the petroleum industry?
The end of the year in the UK is always marked with a flurry of conferences for the oil and gas industry, and this year is no different - with PETEX currently in full swing! Click the newsletter to see what we got up to at the Atlantic Ireland and Employee Ownership conferences, and what our plans are for PROSPEX.
Featured article: 'Why you should be thinking about Chartership', by Andy Sims.
Peeling back Britain's layers with gravity and magnetics
The start of autumn has brought with it many exciting events for Merlin, and we are pleased to share with you in this newsletter. We also look forward to the Atlantic Ireland Conference at the beginning of November and hope to see many of you there.
Featured article: 'Discovering the secrets beneath Britain', by John Donato.
A new era for offshore Ireland?
This month's newsletter is 'all things Ireland', ahead of the 2018 Atlantic Ireland Conference in October. We are proud to be presenting the key results of the Merlin-lead project to define a new stratigraphic framework for the entire offshore Ireland sector, on behalf of the Irish government. Find out more in this newsletter.
Featured article: Setting New Standards for Irish Stratigraphy, by Phil Copestake.
Our First Issue, Field Trips and Cricket
Welcome to our first ever newsletter! We are really excited to be sharing our latest updates with you and bringing you interesting articles on anything from petroleum geoscience to data management - and everything in between! Thank you for joining the Merlin family, we hope you enjoy...
Featured article: SPWLA petrophysicists, great geology and sunshine - the recipe for a perfect field trip, by Tim Wright.