I am a geoscientists with more than 30 years experience in subsurface hydrocarbon exploration and production geology. I have also spent the last 17 years teaching the fundamentals of petrophysics, geophysics and reservoir engineering to multidisciplinary groups.

One of the biggest challenges we face is ensuring that the disciplines are integrated, and yet we are becoming more specialised, making it more difficult to communicate between disciplines.

As a geoscientist with years of experience teaching the other disciplines (as well as the geology!), I am in a good position to explain the geology in terms your discipline will be familiar with.

If you want to ensure your specialist input is adding value to the integrated geo-models, then perhaps I can help you with some focused coaching.

What We Will Do

In our coaching sessions we will aim to:

  • Identify what you do and don’t know about geology and the geological controls on rock properties
  • Define the ways in which your specialist discipline integrates with the geology
  • Practice with case study datasets downloaded from the UK National Data Repository (NDR) and Australian National Offshore Petroleum Information Management System (NOPIMS)
  • Review how this knowledge and these skills can be applied to other sectors such as geothermal, CSS and hydrogeology.

How Will The Sessions Work?

We will be using Zoom or MS Teams for videoconferencing, together with Mural (a collaborative white-boarding tool), and a variety of collaborative Google Docs that we can work on together.

How Many Sessions Do I need?

That depends on how much help and guidance you need!  To help us establish your needs, we can start with a free session to get to know each other and define the issues.  Then we can take it from there. You can book sessions on an individual basis or save money by booking blocks of sessions.

Use the contact form to let me know that you want an introductory discussion, then I can send you a coupon code for a free session.


“Greg has been absolutely invaluable for inspiration and guidance throughout my studies in geoscience. He is very engaging and is fantastic at getting you to think through a question of your own accord (with pokes in the right direction!) Would highly recommend for anyone who not only wants to dig into their subject but also into their learning process as a whole.” MSc in Engineering Geology

“I met Greg as an instructor once on a training course for a Project Management Program in Vietnam. Beside knowledge and skills he conveyed to me, I also learned from him enthusiasm, professionalism and especially creative and inter-person approach to common issues. It’s was the most exciting course for PM that I ever have! ” Project Manager at PetroVietnam

“Having worked with Greg on field development projects and geophysical instruction courses I have been greatly impressed by the infectious enthusiasm and motivational energy which he brings to his work, his broad scope of knowledge and his endless curiosity and ability to master complex topics. Greg has been a valuable and key member of every project on which I have worked with him and I have no hesitation in recommending him wholeheartedly.” Senior Geoscientist – Petroleum Industry Service Company

“Greg is a highly competent reservoir geologist and sedimentologist with a wide ranging experience and exceptional knoweldge of workflows and project organisation. His broad understanding of the industry, allied to specialised knowledge, makes him a very valuable team member and his skills in training are widely acknowledged.” Industry Service Company Director

“Greg’s positive engagement and expertise within the geology field made him a great success during the Project Management workshop at RHUL. Greg is very good at getting you thinking and working through the problem for yourself. He assisted individuals in line with their skill sets and project goals and paid special attention to our development areas. His enthusiasm was captivating, and he built my confidence immensely prior to starting my dissertation. Greg is very committed to helping young professionals which was projected throughout the workshop. ” Petroleum Geoscience MSc

Dr Samways was very helpful in teaching me a new approach to tackle project work through clear and concise explanations, highly recommend! BSc Geology Undergraduate

Dr Samways is a very inspirational and supportive tutor who has an incredible ability to take things apart, then put them back together in a coherent way that you better understand. As a 2nd year university student studying Geography I was really struggling to plan an important assignment. Dr Samways helped me take my mind model apart and rebuild it so that I was able to analyse, evaluate and create new possibilities, supported by clear facts and the necessary evidence. The result was simple, clear and highly effective. For anyone struggling to plan an assignment or organise their dissertation, Dr Samways is highly recommended. BSc Geography Undergraduate

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