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Houston office relocation

Please note that our Houston office is relocating on June 12th to:
Task Fronterra Geoscience
2401 Portsmouth, Suite 280
Houston, TX 77098
Phone # +1 713 785 5960 and +1 713 634 0777

This office will also incorporate Fronterra Geosciences staff.

Task Fronterra Group created with the help of BGF funding

Task Geoscience and Fronterra Integrated Geosciences have joined forces to become a global geoscience consultancy – the Task Fronterra Group. Task Fronterra has received a financial injection of growth capital investment from BGF, which will take a minority stake.

Full details in this link

Visit the Fronterra Geosciences website here

Rock typing partnership with ana-min

Task Geoscience have linked with ana-min to provide rock typing to clients. Contact the Perth office (tel: +61 8 9364 2051 and see 'locations and contacts' page) or ana-min at 31 Brewer Street, Perth 6000, Western Australia, Australia (tel: +61 8 9260 9788) for further details. We are working on a full service information page to follow.

Borehole imaging course announced: Houston, 5-7 Feb 2014

Task will hold a Borehole Imaging Course in Houston, 5-7 February 2014. The 3-day course will be open to all, but numbers are limited to 20 attendees so get your place booked early!
Click here to view the course information flier.
Click here to open/download a booking form (the completed form must be emailed to the contact name on the form, don't forget to save it for your own records).

New extended abstracts available - fluvial systems publications

Extended abstracts for the following publications are now available in the Resources - Technical Articles section of our website. Click the links below to view the abstracts and full references (new tab/window).

Soil development on modern distributive fluvial systems: preliminary observations with implications for interpretation of paleosols in the rock record
Hartley et al., 2013, New Frontiers in Paleopedology and Terrestrial Paleoclimatology.

Prograding distributive fluvial systems—geomorphic models and ancient examples
Weissmann et al., 2013, New Frontiers in Paleopedology and Terrestrial Paleoclimatology.

10th International Conference on Fluvial Sedimentology, Leeds, UK, 14-19 July 2013

Task Geoscience will be at the 10th International Conference on Fluvial Sedimentology, come along and see us!

Task will present two papers at the conference - click the links below to view the abstracts:
Large-diameter burrows from Mid-Triassic core and FMI image interpretation, East Irish Sea Basin, UK Davidson , S.K. and Buck, S.
A quantitative approach to linking drainage area with distributive fluvial system area in dryland, endorheic basin settings Davidson, S.K. and Hartley, A.J.

The abstracts are also on the Resources - Technical Articles page of our website.

Click here for the official website for the conference (Task Geoscience is not responsible for 3rd party website content).

Task experts on fluvial systems analysis: Geomorphic elements on modern distributive fluvial systems (abstract, Davidson et al.)

New paper available from Davidson et al. Click the link below to view the abstract and full reference (new tab/window).
Geomorphic elements on modern distributive fluvial systems

Davidson et al. 2013, Geomorphology 180–181, p82–95.

The abstract can also be accessed from the Resources - Technical Articles page of our website.

DEVEX 2013, AECC Aberdeen

Task will present Maximising value from vintage data using smart tools – finding faults in your reservoir at DEVEX, AECC Aberdeen, 15-16 May. Read the abstract (opens in a new window/tab).

We will also be at Stand 3 in the exhibition hall, so please come along to say hello.

Client forum, Aberdeen

Task Geoscience and Task Geomodelling would like to thank all the attendees of the client forum on Jan 17th at the Atholl Hotel, Aberdeen. Task demonstrated practical uses and recent developments of the Attitude software package. The feedback during and after the forum has been greatly appreciated.

Houston office move

Please note that our Houston office has now moved to:
3801 Kirby Drive, Suite 507,
Houston,
TX 77098

Visit us at AAPG ACE, Long Beach, CA, 22-25 April

Task Geoscience will have a exhibitor's booth at the AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition, Long Beach, California from April 22nd to 25th. Our booth number is 1059 - call in and see us there!

Task Geoscience supports Aberdeen Mountain Rescue Team

Task Geoscience has fully sponsored the issue of new, powerful head torches to members of Aberdeen Mountain Rescue Team. The team has already been on several operations this year, so the new equipment is of immediate benefit. An excerpt from the team's letter of thanks reads:

"...As I am sure you will appreciate the Team is often called upon to undertake rescue operations at night and in difficult weather conditions. Reliable and powerful head torches are vital in ensuring effective searching and Team safety in these situations, and your support in allowing us to equip the Team with these new advanced lighting systems will be of significant help to the Team in future operations.

Once again thank you for your generous support – it is very much appreciated..."

Aberdeen Mountain Rescue Team website: www.amrt.org.uk (opens in a new window).

Borehole imaging course, Houston 2012

Task Geoscience will hold an open course on borehole image uses and interpretation in Houston, February 28th - March 1st 2012. View full details by clicking on the course advert (opens in a new window).

Aberdeen change of address

The Aberdeen office will relocate on Wednesday October 19, 2011 to:
  Kettock Lodge Unit F,
  Campus 2,
  Aberdeen Innovation Park,
  Balgownie Drive,
  Bridge of Don,
  Aberdeen AB22 8GU.

The office contact number will remain unchanged (+44-1224-357250).

Task Geoscience is recruiting!

Task Geoscience is looking for talented structural geologists, sedimentologists, mathematical geologists and rock mechanics specialists to join the team. View details online (opens in a new window) or see the April issue of the PESGB newsletter for details.

Website fully functional

Website functionality has been fully restored following the outage earlier this week. Thank you for your patience.

Website outage

Our website host provider has experienced significant technical problems in recent days that have resulted in both the Task Geoscience and Task Geomodelling websites going offline. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The websites have now been restored and we believe they are fully functional (with the exception of technical articles in taskgeoscience.com), but please contact us if you experience any problems.

Borehole Imaging course

Task Geoscience will hold an open course on borehole image uses and interpretation in Houston 8-10 March 2011. Click to view full details on the course advert. Use this link to download a booking form (Microsoft Word .docx format).

Shaikan abstract

The poster Exploring Shaikan: early evaluation of a billion barrel supergiant field in Kurdistan was presented in collaboration with Gulf Keystone at the Geological Society conference Advances in Carbonate Exploration and Reservoir Analysis, Nov 4-5 2010. Read the abstract or link to it from the resources - technical articles page of the website.

SPWLA Houston Luncheon, 9 Dec 2010

Both Task Geoscience and Task Geomodelling will attend the SPWLA Houston chapter's 17th Annual Petrophysical Software Exhibition and Networking Special Joint Luncheon Meeting on Dec 9th. Stop by our stand, we look forward to meeting you!

Further information on the event is available at the SPWLA Houston chapter events page (external site, opens in a new browser tab/window).

PETEX 2010, London, 23-25 November

Task Geoscience will have a stand at PETEX 2010 in London. We would be delighted to meet you there. Representatives from Task Geomodelling will also be on hand to discuss your software needs.

More information about the event can be found at the PETEX website (external link, will open in a new browser tab/window).

Fractured reservoir paper update - download now available

This paper is now available for your perusal on our technical articles page (in the resources section of the site). Click here to short-cut directly to the paper (will open in a new window or tab on your browser).

Fractured reservoir paper at IPA 2010, Jakarta, May

Task are contributing to the Indonesian Petroleum Association 2010 conference in Jakarta, by co-authoring a paper presented by Trevor Magee of Cooper Energy on the viability of a fractured carbonate reservoir in the Kujung Formation of Madura Island, Indonesia. The paper will be available for download from our technical articles page (in the resources section) following the conference.

Full waveform sonic analysis added to the suite of Task Geoscience services

Task Geoscience now has the capability to offer interpretation of low-frequency Stoneley waveform data. This service will complement the existing suite of core and image interpretation analyses offered by Task, by providing information on potential mobility and open fractures intersecting the borehole. Further details are available on the full waveform sonic analysis page in the services section of the website.

Task to present at GEO 2010, Bahrain

Task Geoscience will present at the GEO 2010 9th Middle East Conference and Exhibition in Manama, Bahrain. The oral presentation An Integrated Study of Basement Rocks in the Bayoot Field, Say'un-Masila Basin, Yemen will take place in the Fractured Plays session on March 8, 2010, 4:15 PM to 4:40 PM in Room 1.

Further information regarding GEO 2010 can be found at www.geobahrain.org (external link) .

2010 training courses

A number of borehole image interpretation training courses are being planned for 2010. Currently we have an open course confirmed for Houston (Jan 25-26) and are planning courses in London (March) and possibly Aberdeen (date tbc).

Check the training courses page of this site (in the services menu) for availability and to apply for places on any course. Company-specific courses can also be arranged.

Terrastation borehole image software usergroup meeting

Task Geoscience hosted the 2009 Terrastation usergroup meeting at its Aberdeen premises on Wednesday November 18th. The event was well attended, with delegates from ten companies attending. Feedback was very positive, with a variety of topics discussed.

Terrastation is one of the main software applications used by Task Geoscience for interpretation and the company was delighted to demonstrate its ongoing co-operation with Terrasciences by hosting the event.

Aberdeen Formation Evaluation Society (AFES) position and quiz

Giancarlo Rizzi, a geologist at Task's Aberdeen office, was elected to the position of Vice President for Technology in the Aberdeen Formation Evaluation Society (AFES). Giancarlo will be responsible for the 2010 and 2011 evening lecture schedules and has joint responsibility for AFES training courses.

Task Geoscience is also pleased to announced sponsorship of the 2009 AFES Christmas Quiz. This is always a fun event and we look forward to seeing you there.

New technical articles

Abstracts from recent presentations by Task Geoscience staff at various conferences have been added to the technical articles page in the resources section of the site.

Task Geomodelling website now live

The Task Geomodelling website is now live. Use the link at the top of the page to access the site, which contains information about the bespoke Attitude software used in Task Geoscience borehole image interpretations.

Task Geoscience at SPWLA, The Woodlands

Task Geoscience have a booth at the 50th Annual SPWLA Symposium, The Woodlands, Texas (22-24 June 2009). We hope to see you there!

US office change of address

From June 1st 2009, the Task Geoscience office in Houston will relocate to:

Task Geoscience Inc
Millennium Tower
10375 Richmond Avenue
Suite 1300
Houston, TX 77042

Tel +1 713 785 5960
Fax: +1 832 251 6691

This will place us centrally within the Houston area, within easy reach of our clients permanently based in the city and those who may be visiting. We look forward to continued success and co-operation with all of our customers in the Americas.

Crossword competition winners

The draws have been made for the Christmas crossword competitions. We are delighted to announce that Jennifer Wadsworth (Woodside) was the winner of the PESA competition and that Roger Hinton of Senergy (Aberdeen) was the winner of the competition open to PESGB members. Thanks to all those who took part and congratulations to the winners, the prizes will be on their way to you soon!

Task website now multilingual

As we continue to grow our business globally, the Task website now holds pages in French, German, Italian and Spanish. Information about the services we provide and language-specific email links are provided on each of the new pages, which can be linked to from the flags in the top left of the Task wesbite.

Upcoming course - London, 18-20th March 2009

Task Geoscience will be running a borehole imaging course in London from March 18th to 20th, 2009. Over three days, this course will introduce geologists, geophysicists and petrophysicists to the use of borehole images and dipmeters in subsurface analysis through lectures, exercises and demonstrations. The course is open to all - see the training courses page (services section) for full details.

Taskadillo moves out

Way, way back in the mists of time (April!), those of you who met us at the AAPG convention in San Antonio will remember that our fuzzy US mascot Taskadillo was looking for a new home. We were inundated with applications and (after a slight delay due to our thorough vetting procedures) are happy to announce that Janet Yun will be looking after Taskie from now on. Congratulations to Janet!

Christmas Crossword Challenge

Task Geoscience are distributing a Christmas crossword challenge with this month's PESGB and PESA newsletters. The prizes will be distinctive beverages from Australia and Scotland (wine and whiskey respectively). So get your thinking caps on and if you need a few clues, have a look at the newly available online glossary! Click here for terms and conditions of the competitions.

Glossary now available online

The last major transfer from our old site to this new website is now complete. The online borehole imaging glossary can be found at the aptly named glossary page, which lives in the resources section of the website.

Normal phone service resumes at Aberdeen

Normal service has resumed on all direct dial phone lines into the Aberdeen office. We thank our clients for their patience while service was restricted.

Phone problems at the Aberdeen office!

Our Aberdeen office is currently experiencing problems with incoming telephone calls. Only our main number (+44-1224-357250) is working reliably - no other direct dial number is working. This is due to issues at the telephone exchange, which BT have said they are working to fix. Please use only our main number to contact us until further notice. Thank you for your patience.

New Task Geoscience website

The new Task Geoscience website is now live. The aim of the site is to provide a more streamlined browsing experience to the user. New content will become available as information from the old site is transferred and validated and as brand new content is added. Check back to the news section to be kept informed. We hope you like it.

Upcoming course: 15-17 Sept., Aberdeen

Task Geoscience will be holding a borehole image interpretation course on 15-17 September in Aberdeen. All those interested in attending please contact the Aberdeen office for details.

SPWLA publication, Texas, 2007

Task contributed to the SPWLA 48th Annual Logging Symposium in Texas by presenting a paper on the Lennox Field (UK), co-authored with BHPBilliton, Halliburton and Hess employees. Click this link to read the SPWLA 2007 paper.

Upcoming Courses

Places are now available on upcoming borehole image interpretation courses to be held in Perth (August 15-17) and Houston (September 12-14).

US office opens in Houston

Task Geoscience now has a permanent presence in The Woodlands, Houston. The US office is headed by David Dushman and contact details are on locations and contacts page of the website. The new office will provide a personal contact point for existing and new clients in North America.

Expansion at Task Aberdeen

As Task Geoscience continues to expand, we have moved to a larger office in Aberdeen. This is in the same building as previously (Exploration House), so our postal address and phone numbers are unchanged. Task would like to welcome two new members of staff to the expanded Aberdeen office: Laure Dissez and Anderew Clark.

New Berth in Perth

Task Geoscience has moved to a new office in Perth. We are now located in Ardross, although our phone number remains the same. Full contact details can be found on our contacts page.

Upscaling for new Challenges

TASK GEOSCIENCE are upscaling operations to meet the new challenges offered by an expanding global market, new technologies and improved analytical techniques. Expansion of operations over the past 18 months has seen Task's work force double in size at both its Perth and Aberdeen locations. Shortly a new office will be established in Houston to meet the growing needs of our US clients and plans are underway to further develop requests from the Middle East and South America. Task Geoscience continues to mix the experience of its senior staff with the training of highly qualified new geoscientists to bring uniquely skilled and innovative teams to the interpretation of borehole images.

Task Geoscience continues to grow

As Task Geoscience continues to expand, several new staff have joined the company. In the last two months, Task has welcomed Dr. Suzanne Burns, Dr. Brian Callaghan, Dr. Davide Duranti and Mr. John Ebbern to the fold (no pun intended). Davide will shortly be seconded to the Perth office while Suzanne, Brian and John will work from Aberdeen.

Task team competes in regatta

The Aberdeen Intercompany Regatta was held on the River Dee on 25th June 2005. Task Geoscience entered the Ro Selecta team, with Louise Minty at stroke, James Tomlinson at three, Giancarlo Rizzi at two and Ann Murray at Bow. The novice team were coached by Roderick McGarva and Chris Campbell.Ro' Selecta stormed through the heats with three convincing victories before meeting their match against the Jolly Rogers, who went on to reach third place in the competition. A grand day out was had by all.

Strong business growth at Task

Task Geoscience has been awarded three key projects in the last 5 weeks that represent not only a step increase in group turnover, but also cash-flow security over the next several years. This income stream, coming from diverse geographical and mineral sources, will form the basis of staff growth in both our Aberdeen and Perth offices and creates the opportunity and impetus for geographical expansion. This is an uncommon situation for an SME and reflects the confidence of our major clients in Task’s management team.