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“Craig has provided core analysis supervision services to Tullow Oil since 2008 for high profile discoveries in Ghana and Kenya. He brings a combination of technical expertise, longstanding professional relationships with the principal UK labs, and an understanding of the subsurface team's requirements to each project. He is always willing to provide sound advice, and is passionate about his field.” Mark Allen, Development Manager at Tullow Oil

Having confidence in core analyses, or at least knowing data are flawed, is fundamental to many subsequent steps in well, log and field evaluation workflows. Having an expert like Craig take the strain of organising, tendering for, managing and quality controlling conventional or special core analysis services is money well spent. Craig has provided excellent support for many core analysis programmes where I have had to commission and/or use core analysis data for clients. He can be trusted to give unbiased recommendations on procedures for core handling, analysis and preservation and can also recommend the appropriate "best in class" contractors, with appropriate justifications. Leaving the management and QC of contractors to Craig, once the programme is agreed, has always resulted in delivery of good datasets with the minimum hassle. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him.” Andrew Sims, Chartered Geologist at Merlin Energy Resources Ltd

“I have worked with Craig Lindsay for 10 years. He is immensely knowledgeable on the subject of core analysis. If you need someone to manage a core analysis program or to analyse data you do not understand contact him.” Roy Hartley, Consultant Petroleum Engineer

“Craig listens to understand your requirements and targets your budget to where it really matters.” Gill Sykes, Exploration Manager at Taqa Bratani Limited

I have known Craig since I began working in the industry in 1990. Craig was already an experienced engineer within the core analysis industry and at that time I learnt much from his experience. I consider Craig to be a personal friend, and we remained in contact after our careers led us in divergent paths.

I recently had the pleasure of again working with Craig on a complex EOR project, where Craig was the client consultant specialist. It was refreshing to have a consultant who had expert knowledge and understanding of the intricacies of laboratory analyses and experimental studies.

Craig has a strong work ethic dedicated to his clients and conducts himself in a professional manner.

I believe Craig to be one of the foremost consultants for core analysis services in the industry and have no hesitation in recommending him in such a capacity.” Jules Reed, Technical Director - Core Services, Weatherford Laboratories, Inc

“Craig has advised upon and supervised all aspects of core anlaysis from initial tender of work to defining scope best suited to the answers required and actual QC of the analysis and evaluation of results.

The service Craig has provided in each case has been outstanding and second to none. I would highly recommendgetting Craig involved in any and all core analysis projects you may be considering.” Iain Whyte, Group Operations Petrophysics Lead at Tullow Oil



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