Stratigrapher – Nannopalaeontologist
United States of America
David joined PetroStrat in October 2014, after completing an M.Sc. in Applied and Petroleum Micropalaeontology at the University of Birmingham. His M.Sc. research project focused on Early Jurassic nannofossil biostratigraphy from an outcrop section located in Somerset, UK, with a specific interest in environmentally driven assemblage changes across the Toarcian oceanic anoxic event (T-OAE). His results demonstrated that calcareous nannoplankton were profoundly affected during the T-OAE by a variety of ensuing environmental changes including; global sea level, stratification, anoxia, alkalinity and nutrient availability. Since joining PetroStrat, David has rapidly gained experience in both Cenozoic and Mesozoic nannopalaeontology and biostratigraphy from a variety of regions, including the U.K, West, East and North Africa, Australia, Colombia and North America. David is fully certified for offshore work and has wellsite experience within the North Sea including HP/HT wells.