GSS International was set up by Dr Mike Bidgood in 1993 to provide independent stratigraphic expertise to the Oil and Gas Industry. It became GSS Geoscience Ltd. in 2016. Mike has over 30 years of experience in commercial biostratigraphy and has worked globally.
The principle tool we use is the application of biostratigraphy to sequence stratigraphy and its integration into exploration workflows. Areas of interest include applied biostratigraphy, sequence biostratigraphy, hydrocarbon exploration and machine learning applications to biostratigraphy.
Collaboration with Manchester University continues productively with the imminent publication on the Continental Margin of Guyanas in Petroleum Geoscience. More details will be inlcuded here as soon as the article is published. The lead author, Dr Max Casson, was a PhD research student at Manchester and is now a geologist at Equinor. This continues a previous collaboration in 2019 with Dr Tim Luber on the Aptian of the NW African Continental Margin. Tim is also a geologist with Equinor.
Dr Mike Bidgood recently presented a talk at a "FORCE" Biostratigraphy meeting in Stavanger, Norway on machine-learning in biostratigraphy. See the article on Automation in Biostratigraphy.
GSS Geoscience Ltd. associate Dr Mike Simmons recently presented a talk at AAPG Europe in Vienna on our Black Sea Eocene-Oligocene study. Two papers published on this topic (co-authored by Mike Simmons and Mike Bidgood) are now published in the Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences.See the updated Black Sea article on this.