DC Geological Ltd

Qualifications, Industry Related Training and Affiliations

Please visit the downloads page for printable A4 PDF documents of all current and up to date certification, qualifications and paperwork.

Drilling and Advanced Rig Training (2013)

The DART® simulation suite (Drilling and Advanced Rig Training or also Dynamic Advanced Response Training) is located within the Sir Ian Wood Building of the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and represents a joint-venture between RGU and KCA Deutag Drilling Limited. The state-of-the-art learning environment employs 3D graphics to represent a rig floor and the wide range of equipment and drilling processes currently used by the oil & gas industry.

Merlin Extended Reach Drilling Course (2013)

Operations course combined with the Talisman Sinopec Godwin well DWOP with engineering modules covering advance design aspects in Extended Reach Drilling.

Stag Geological Operations and Wellsite Geology Training (2001)

A four day Geological Society accredited operations and wellsite geology course providing an overview of the role of Operations and Wellsite Geologists in well planning and drilling surveillance phases of a well.

Master of Science in Engineering Geology (1993)

One year taught course including modules in the following;

Engineering Geology, Civil Engineering, Site Investigation, Hydro Geology, Soil Mechanics, Dam Engineering and Hydraulic Structures, Foundation, Design and Construction.

Dissertation on Current Practice in the Laboratory Testing of Aggregates with Reference to the Whin Sill Dolerite of Northumberland’.

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Combined Science (1992)

Three year taught course in Geology and Geography Earth Sciences including modules in the following;

Igneous Petrology, Metamorphology, Sedimentology, Human and Physical Geography, Geographical Techniques, Theoretical and Applied Geomorphology, Palaeoenvironments, Geological Processes, Data Analysis and Processing, Resources, Statigraphic Principles, Climatic Change, Plate Tectonics and Crustal Evolution.

Dissertation on ‘The Petrography, Mineralogy and Geochemistry of the Great Whin Sill, Middleton-in-Teesdale, N.E. England’.

Advanced Level Geology, Geography and Art (1989)

Two year taught courses at Sedgefield Community College.

Robert Gordon University

Robert Gordon University

Garthdee House, Garthdee Road


AB10 7QB

Telephone: 01224 262000

Web: DART Simulator

Merlin ERD

Merlin ERD

Merlin House

Necessity Brae



Telephone: 01738 627922

Web: Merlin ERD

Stag Geological Services

STAG Geological Services Limited

3 Fortuna Court

Calleva Park




Telephone: 0118 982 0151

Web: Stag Geological

Department of Geotechnical Engineering

The University



Telephone: 0191 208 6000

Web: Newcastle University

Newcastle University
Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

East Road



Telephone: 01245 493131

Web: Anglia Ruskin

Sedgefield Community College

Sedgefield Community College

Hawthorne Road


TS21 3DD

Telephone: 01740 617777

Web: Sedgefield Community College

The Geological Society

Burlington House


Mayfair, London


3rd Floor, Welby House

96 Wilton Road



Drilling & Advanced Rig Training

Extended Reach Drilling

STAG Geological Services

Newcastle University

Anglia Ruskin University

Sedgefield Community College


An active member of the Geological Society of London since 1991 and elected a Fellowship in September 1999. An active member of the Petroleum Society of Great Britain since September 2001.

Telephone: 0207 434 9944

Web: Geological Society

Telephone: 0207 408 2000