Dr. Haydon Bailey



BSc (Hons):
The University of Sheffield 1973
Plymouth Polytechnic 1978

Cretaceous specialist initially, with ongoing interests in detailed biostratigraphy of Late Cretaceous sequences throughout North West Europe and North Africa. Specialist in Chalk field studies and high resolution stratigraphy of chalk reservoirs.

From 1980 developed international biostratigraphical interests of Paleoservices Ltd and subsequently Paleo Services. Worked on over 200 wells and field sections in the Mediterranean region (Spain, Italy, Sicily, Turkey, France, Greece, Portugal), North Africa (Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco), West Africa (Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mauritania, Togo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Angola, Nigeria) and others in East Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Mozambique), Near and Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Iraq, Jordan, Syria), Far East (Pakistan, Korea, China), South America (Colombia, Chile) and Eastern Europe (Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine). Specialist in carbonate facies studies, using microfaunal identification in thin sections, both Tethyan and Boreal.

Has worked on well studies throughout the North Sea (over 300 wells), particularly in the Central and Viking Grabens, the Danish, Norwegian and Dutch offshore. Has also undertaken projects in other areas including northern Norway (Troms & Haltenbanken), Svalbard and Irish offshore. Has carried out studies of Carboniferous microfaunas in UK, Ireland, North Norway (Svalbard), Tunisia and Syria. Involved in the integration of high resolution calcareous nannoplankton, microfaunal and microfloral data in well stratigraphy and regional sequence stratigraphic interpretation.

Several projects including comparative stratigraphy of non - marine sections, both Cretaceous and Tertiary. Compiled major non - proprietary report on the Hydrocarbon potential of Tunisia (1988). Offshore wellsite experience in UK, Norway, Holland, Sicily, Liberia, Tunisia and Sierra Leone. Haydon Bailey has rejoined The Micropalaeontology Society committee as Industrial liaison officer with the brief to raise the profile of biostratigraphy training within the oil industry and will be lead foraminifera lecturer on the MSc in Applied Micropalaeontology beginning at the University of Birmingham in the autumn of 2012.