The Geognostics team is based in the UK and Australia and combines three decades of experience in structural geology, plate tectonics, seismic stratigraphy, potential field geophysics and GIS.
The Geognostics Approach
At Geognostics, we believe that ‘out of the box’ lateral thinking is the key to solving long-standing geological problems and providing ‘new view in old areas’. Our approach recognizes that:
Seismic- and well-based exploration is essential but can be costly and resource intensive, and is limited to areas with these datasets;
Reliance on well and seismic data alone can result in a ‘top-down, wells-out exploration view’ where abundant white space remains, even in mature basins; and,
Many geological tools, especially non-seismic geophysical datasets, are vastly under-utilized in traditional exploration workflows
The Geognostics approach incorporates a‘map view’,‘bottom-up’ and ‘scale-down’ view of basins. This workflow starts with the Geognostics Earth Model (GEM) and incorporates SEEBASE™ as the most effective way to understand exploration white-space in both mature and frontier basins.
We start with the Geognostics Earth Model (GEM™) to predict basin framework and history from the bottom-up..
Then build a regional map-view interpretation of the basins, and use this to build a section-view and 3D understanding – this is the most efficient and effective way to understand ‘white space’ in basins.
By understanding the shape of a basin, the nature of its basement, the geological events that shaped it, and the way it was filled from the bottom-up, we can rapidly build new predictive views of basins and reduce exploration risk.
We use this approach to help our clients find basin resources, from oil to groundwater, from gas to geothermal energy. Each Geognostics study is scoped with the Client to address specific scientific questions, understand client expectations, utilize client datasets and knowledge, and to deliver a fully integrated, customized product.
Our approach and workflows are relevant for any group that needs to understand geology. We work with companies of all sizes across several market sectors, as well as governments, geological surveys and NGOs:
Conventional oil and gas exploration
Unconventional oil and gas exploration