GSS International was set up by Dr Mike Bidgood in 1993 to provide 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.
Mike is currently in a long-term partnership (since 2009) with Neftex Petroleum Consultants Ltd., now part of the Halliburton-Landmark Exploration Insights business unit. Halliburton's Biostratigraphic Occurrence Database© contains thousands of well and outcrop sections with tens of thousands of globally-calibrated bioevents. Biostratigraphy is used to underpin the Neftex Earth Model© and to assist the sequence stratigraphic interpretation of thousands of well and outcrop sections.
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 in press in the Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences.See the updated Black Sea article on this.