Jon Noad

Jon Noad

Jon Noad studied Geology at Imperial College, London, graduating in 1985. He joined Gencor in South Africa and spent four years working as a Geologist on Gold and Platinum Mines in the Witwatersrand and Bushveld Complexes. He returned to the UK in 1991 and worked as a marine geologist for British Telecom (Marine), surveying submarine cable and pipeline routes. During this time, he studied at evening classes for a MSc, in Sedimentology at Birkbeck College, London, earning a Distinction. This led to a full time PhD. Exploring the Sedimentary Evolution of Eastern Borneo.

Upon successfully completing his studies, Jon joined Shell International in the Netherlands, working in Production (Tern Field, North Sea; Piltun Field, Sakhalin and several Nigerian projects) and Exploration, focusing on Libya and Iran. In 2006 he moved to Shell Canada, taking on the Frontier Team Leader role for the Exploration Team. He also worked on tight gas and was lead geologist for the Orphan Basin exploration team. Jon joined Murphy in 2010 as Exploration Manager Canada, and worked at Husky (Geological Specialist) and Gran Tierra Energy, drilling seven wells in Colombia.

Since 2016 Jon has been managing his own geological training company and consultancy (Sedimental Services), running over 40 field trips as well as core workshops and a variety of classroom courses. Over the last five years he has also taken on a series of construction projects as Consulting Palaeontologist, as well as core logging, geological website development and research projects.