A selection of completed projects

Globigerinid reservoirs, Indonesia

Better-quality Late Miocene globigerinid sand reservoirs in the Madura Straits (Oyong and Maleo fields), offshore Indonesia, occur as bedded stacked gully-fill deposits (internalites) in depositional sweet-spots focused by submarine gully backflow sand thicks, within the wave-reworked (deepwater swash) zones on the upper slope and outer platform. Isotopic analysis shows that post-depositional alteration is minimal.

These gullied and channelled globigerinid sand bodies (internalite deposits) are seismically resolvable and cut into bed-parallel sandy slope-parallel reflectors. This signature indicates regions where internal-wave orbitals and swash zones intersected the carbonate slope south of the Madura Ridge (water depths ≈100-300m).  It gives a new exploration paradigm.

Dallol Potash

Study of core and outcrops in the Dallol region of the Danakhil depression, Ethiopia, shows the complexity of potash minerals and their alteration. Previous work failed to differentiate

Thrusts, Amadeus Basin

Integration of FMI with conventional wireline-derived mineralogy is used to  characterise the Bitter Springs evaporites (and equivalents) atop the main thrust level. A new model was constructed that redefines the timing and nature of the anhydrite levels across much of the basin. 

Salt basin, Oman

A comprehensive study of the depositional, diagenetic and halokinetic controls in carbonate-sliver reservoirs, encased in the Ara Salt, in the South Oman Salt Basin

John Warren

Principal investigator

Dr Warren is the principal expert and technical coordinator for Saltworks. His career spans more than 30 years in salty systems. Currently, he splits his time between various projects within SaltWork Consultancy Pte Ltd. and teaching/research commitments at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. His interests encompass; Wireline Analysis, Carbonate and Evaporite Systems, Economic Geology and Potash exploration and development. To date, he has written four books on economic aspects of these topics, he has contributed chapters covering these topics in a number of books and has published more than 60 scientific articles.