• G&G Consultancy Team

    Bill Wilks (Ph.D)

    Bill Wilks (PhD)

    Managing Director/Principal Geophysicist

    A Geophysicist with over 33 years of broad global experience in exploration and appraisal, with the majority spent with operating oil companies.

    Geologically-driven seismic interpretation at all scales - Exploration/appraisal evaluations and portfolio build - Structural interpretation - Play based exploration - Integration of rock property modelling - Integration of non-seismic methods for opportunity de-risking - New ventures evaluations and screening.

    Previous Employment: Petroleum Development Oman | Sarawak Shell | Shell UK | Maersk Oil and Gas | BG | Ikoda | Scott Pickford

  • Andy Sims (Ph.D)

    Andy Sims (PhD)

    Chartered Geologist, Director

    A Chartered Geologist with over 38 years of experience in exploration, development and production geoscience in UK and international petroleum areas.

    Reservoir description, quantification & model building - Petrophysical analysis and volumetric determination - Geoscience application and IT support.

    Previous Employment: Clyde Petroleum | Britoil

  • Philip Copestake (Ph.D)

    Philip Copestake (PhD)

    Principal Geologist/Stratigrapher, Director

    Petroleum Geoscientist/Stratigrapher with over 39 years of global oil and gas industry experience, with operating companies and in the service sector, in both technical and management capacities.

    Petroleum exploration geoscience - Prospect evaluation - Sequence stratigraphy and biostratigraphy - New ventures evaluations and screening.

    Previous Employment: IHS | IEDS | BP | Britoil | BNOC | Robertson Research

  • John Donato (Ph.D)

    John Donato (PhD)

    Principal Geophysicist

    Consultant Geophysicist with over 46 years of experience in UK and international oil and gas exploration.

    2D/3D seismic interpretation - Evaluation of exploration and producing assets - Potential field data analyst.

    Previous Employment: Clyde Petroleum | Goal Petroleum plc | BGS | Texaco

  • Tony Loy

    Tony Loy (PhD)

    Senior Geologist/Stratigrapher

    Consultant Geologist, Stratigrapher and Biostratigrapher, with over 39 years of experience in the petroleum industry.. Experience gained in Europe, Africa and South America for both major oil companies and smaller independents, in addition to working as an associate consultant to various consultancy groups.

    Previous Employment: A&HML Services | Paltec | Industrial Palynology Unit, University of Sheffield | Exploration Logging

  • Tim Wright (Ph.D)

    Tim Wright (PhD)

    Senior Geoscientist

    Consultant Geoscientist specialising in 2D and 3D imaging, structural interpretation and field mapping. Over 15 years of industry experience.

    Structural analysis - Integration of field mapping - Interpretation of 2D/3D seismic data for exploration and prospect characterisation - Portfolio build

  • Eleanor Oldham (M.Sc)

    Eleanor Oldham (MSc)

    Geophysicist/Rock Physicist

    A Geophysicist with over 8 years of experience, having a thorough background in a range of geophysical techniques and a specialism in rock physics.

    Rock physics and quantitative seismic interpretation - 2D/3D seismic interpretation and mapping.

  • Owain Lavis (M.Sc)

    Owain Lavis (MSc)


    A Geoscientist with over 4 years of experience; responsibilities include IHS Kingdom™, Petrel™, IC™ & GIS software support, data loading and workstation project set-up. MSc Petroleum Geoscience graduate with Distinction from the University of Manchester, awarded the BP Prize for Best Thesis 2015 (on gas hydrates).

    Particular interests in frontier exploration, basin analysis and seismic interpretation.

  • Elle Lashko

    Elle Lashko (MSc)


    A Geoscientist with over 4 years of experience - Data loading and workstation project set-up - GIS support - 2D/3D seismic interpretation. MSc Petroleum Geoscience graduate with Distinction.

    Particular interests in structural geology and salt tectonics.

  • Business Support

    Fiona Lawrance (B.Sc)

    Fiona Lawrance (BSc)

    Business Administration Manager

    Human Resources, accounting and administration - Geoscience technical assistance - Data loading and workstation project set-up. with over 29 years of experience.

    Previous Employment: Clyde Petroleum | Hunt United Corp. | Neste Exploration Ltd.

  • Julia Field

    Julia Field

    Client Relations Adviser

    Customer relationship development and feedback.

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