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Matthew Turner

Matthew is a geoscientist who has experience in a wide range of geological and geo-environmental disciplines. He has worked in both industry and academia and is specialized in unconventional hydrocarbon exploration and extraction.

With over 10 years experience in the geosciences Matthew has spent time working as a geophysicist before undertaking a research project looking at the feasibility of underground coal gasification (UCG) in Wales. He was then appointed senior geologist for a company looking to develop UCG projects globally before returning to academia to investigate enhanced coalbed methane recovery.

During this project he built a detailed coal seam scale geological model of the South Wales Coalfield and managed the construction of a bespoke piece of laboratory equipment designed to investigate coal and shale behavior in high stress situations.

Currently Matthew is working on global unconventional resources at IHS where he is building geological models of a variety of sedimentary basins and gathering geochemical data to evaluate the resource potential of the deposits.

To date he has mapped the Bowland shale and the UK coalfields aswell as much of the shale and coal deposits within Indonesia.

All Video Presentations from Matthew Turner

Global Unconventional Resources: Some Examples from the IHS Unconventional Resources Database
Exploring internationally for unconventional oil and gas
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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