An Introduction to Applied Trace Fossil Analysis

as part of the PESGB Series of Technical Excellence Workshops

16th April 2019

Event phone: 020 7408 2000

Course details

An Introduction to Applied Trace Fossil Analysis

With Dr Andy Taylor (Skolithos Limited)

This one-day workshop will provide an opportunity to learn more about the applicability of trace fossils as a part of facies analysis definition and stratal surface recognition.  Hand specimen material will be used in a series of exercises to demonstrate aspects of taxonomy and to illustrate the parameters useful in core description.  The specimens include core and outcrop material from a wide range of depositional settings and stratigraphic intervals. Participants who wish to bring along their own material (specimens or photographs) are welcome to do so and this will be incorporated into the discussion.

Please note, lunch will not be provided – there are many cafes/restaurants/shops within walking distance, and people are welcome to bring a packed lunch.

Dr Andy Taylor

Dr Andrew Taylor has been a consultant sedimentologist and ichnologist for 25 years.  He was one of the original directors of Ichron but now works for a small consultancy based in Stockport called Skolithos Limited, specialising in reservoir description.  His research interests have always had a trace fossil component and he regularly runs courses for universities, governments and client companies demonstrating the value of trace fossils in evaluating past environments and their impact on reservoir quality.


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Venue Information

Venue information

Venue name:

PESGB Offices

Venue address:

3rd Floor, Welby House, 96 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1DW, United Kingdom
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