Dr. Graham Blackbourn appointed Principal Sedimentologist

We are delighted to welcome Chartered Geologist Dr Graham Blackbourn, who joins Belltree as Principal Sedimentologist. Dr Blackbourn gained his PhD in Sedimentology from Strathclyde University. He has over 35 years’ industry experience, eight years of which was spent within Britoil, where he was the Head of Sedimentology.


Dr Blackbourn has particular expertise in relating petrography to petrophysical properties and reservoir quality and has published many papers on sedimentology, specialising in marine clastics, continental “red bed” facies and diagenesis in clastic reservoirs. He has particular experience in the North Sea and the republics of the former Soviet Union, but has conducted reservoir studies in many of the hydrocarbon provinces around the world.