Merlin Datawise has a broad spread of information and IT capabilities within its own closely knit team and draws upon an enviable array of skills and petroleum exploration knowledge from within Merlin’s geoscience consultancy. Should client projects require elements beyond our in-house capabilities, Merlin Datawise can incorporate the services of carefully selected third party companies to add specialist skills.


  • Sandy Smith

    Sandy Smith (PhD)

    Division Manager

    Client focused, operations & services manager with over 23 years technical and business experience in oil and gas.

    Service management - project management - cloud & data-center operations - information management - virtual data rooms - remote 2D/3D visualisation - integration management - exploration geoscience - biostratigraphy - sedimentology - sequence stratigraphy.

    Previous Employment: Robertson Research International Ltd | Shell UK Expro Ltd | Landmark EAME Ltd/Halliburton


  • Felicity Goldrick

    Felicity Goldrick

    Principal Consultant Data Management

    A Librarian with over 30 years of experience developing information and data management services in the petroleum exploration industry.

    Metadata indexing and QC, data consolidation, integrity checks, seismic release arrangements, PON9 and CDA co-ordination.

    Previous Employment: Clyde Petroleum


  • Gerald Hemming

    Gerald Hemming

    Data Management Assistant

    Over 5 years of experience within the petroleum industry in data management. 18 years of experience of data analysis, statistical reporting and budgetary management within large organisations.

    IT focussed problem solving using spreadsheet and database applications, metadata indexing, procedure compilation, statistical reporting


  • Jim Shearn

    Jim Shearn

    Data Management Assistant

    A specialist in multimedia design using a broad spectrum of software, 7 years of experience in logistics, warehousing and shipping operations, over 2 years of experience in data management within the petroleum industry.

    Metadata indexing, database applications, stock audits


  • Gary Warmington

    Gary Warmington

    Facilities Supervisor

    Over 30 years of experience in drafting and reprographic services in the petroleum industry and as an independent.

    Scanning projects, facilities management, contracts.

    Previous Employment: Clyde Petroleum