Mr. Matthew Hampton

Nannoplankton specialist


BSc (Hons):
Oxford Brookes University
University College London

Nannofossils in Tertiary and Cretaceous sections from the Norwegian, UK, Danish, Dutch and German sectors. In particular their application in horizontal wells in the Valhall, Hod, Ekofisk, Eldfisk and South Arne Fields.

High resolution integrated stratigraphy and in Lower Cretaceous sections from the UK (particularly the Britannia Field and Outer Moray Firth area), Norwegian and Danish sectors, including wellsite biostratigraphy on exploration and development wells.

Correlating Chalk sequences from salt piercement structures in the Tail End Graben, offshore Germany.

Danian & Cretaceous nannofossil biostratigraphy of the Hanze Field, offshore Holland.

Extensive wellsite experience in carbonate and clastic sequences including geosteering horizontal wells and ‘geostopping’ exercises for casing point, coring point and TD determination.

Nannofossils in Late Cretaceous sediments from the Southern Indian Ocean and Indian sub-continent (including Pakistan.)

Neogene, Paleogene and Cretaceous nannofossils from Trinidad (including wellsite biostratigraphy for casing picks, TD determination and biosteering on exploration and development wells).

Neogene, Paleogene and Cretaceous nannofossils from Venezuela.

Neogene of the Levant Basin and outer Nile Delta area.
Detailed studies on the Paleogene and Late Cretaceous successions (Souar – Bireno Formations) of Tunisia.

Jurassic, Cretaceous and Tertiary nannofloras from Yemen and Oman.

Cretaceous nannofossils from Western Uzbekistan.

Cretaceous and Tertiary nannofossils from the Santos Basin, offshore Brasil.

Nannofossils in circum North Sea basin and European onshore Cretaceous sections.

Onshore Northwest European Paleogene sections.

Experience in nannofossils from Africa and South East Asia.

Professional Affiliations
Member of The Micropalaeontological Society (TMS)
Member of International Nannoplankton Association (INA), (UK Treasurer),
Member of Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB),
Member of the Geologists Association (GA),
Member of the Geological Society of Norway (NGF)
Member of the North American Micropaleontological Section (NAMS), SEPM
Member of the Geological Society of Trinidad and Tobago (GSTT)