About Us

About Stratigraphix: We are based in Colorado, USA with offices in Westminster and Ouray. Our strategic locations allow close access to the USGS national core repository in Lakewood, fantastic outcrops in the Front Range and Wyoming, and the Book Cliffs of Utah.

Proximity to the field allows us to provide affordable, high-quality field trips to oil and gas professionals and students alike. Unlike many of our competitors we dont have to fly our instructor from the UK or Houston to Colorado. Our field office is located in picturesque Ouray, and it takes us less than two hours to get to the world-famous Book Cliffs.



Our mission is not to be the largest consulting firm, but to be your training and service provider of choice.


Since our inception we have tried to establish long-term relationships with our clients. It takes years to establish a reputation and our vision is to have life-long clients that trust us completely based on our track record.


  • Globally Mobile:We have trained professionals worldwide - we have no geographic restrictions

  • Safety:We have been accident free on all our field trips since the establishment of our company

  • Environment:We ensure that no-one litters, and follow a 'leave-no-trace' policy on our field trips

  • Respectful:We ensure we treat ALL our clients with the same respect, irrespective of race, gender, ethnicity or experience-level

  • Affordable:We are not cheap, but very competitive. We strongly urge you to compare the cost of courses and field trips we offer with those of our competitors.

What makes us Different?

We Are Professionals

We are a group of consultants with a shared experience that spans over 20 countries and 30 oil and gas companies. All our consultants are multilingual and are used to working across cultural boundaries. All our consultants have either doctoral degrees or have over 30 years of industry experience.

We Are Collaborative

We know the limitations of our knowledge and experience. We collaborate with highly experienced professional consulting firms to fill this void. Therefore if your needs lie beyond the realm of our expertise we will involve our partners and they will step-in to provide excellent service.

We are efficient

Unlike most of our competitors, we are a small company, and we use that to our advantage. We don't deal with thousands of participants in hundreds of courses, and therefore you are not a statistic!

Every participant and client matters, and we try our best to develop a one-on-one relationship with you. Dr. Jaffri maintains contact with individuals who participated in his earliest courses.

When you contact us, your e-mail is not answered by a secretary who has never met the CEO - its read and responded to by Dr. Jaffri, and that too within 6 hours.

We are inclusive

Unlike some of our competitors we do not require our clients to be part of an "alliance" to be eligible for courses. Anyone, anywhere can take a course with us regardless of their company and location.


Dr. Molly Turko has over 10 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and is a subject matter expert in structural geology. She has worked multiple basins in the U.S including the Anadarko, Ardmore, Powder River, Appalachian, Onshore Gulf Coast, and Rocky Mountain Basins. Some of her favorite projects include numerical modeling of fractured reservoirs, describing fractures in core and relating it back to image log data and 3D seismic to determine the spatial relationships, and interpreting seismic data through complex structures where seismic imaging may be challenged and structural models are necessary for proper interpretations. She also has experience in constructing structural domains for a play as well as making proper structure maps, which she says are vital to properly risking petroleum systems. But her all time favorite is leading structural geology field courses in Nevada (Muddy Mountains, Valley of Fire, Spring Mountains, and Death Valley) and in Southern Oklahoma (Arbuckle and Wichita Mountains). She received both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in geology from the University of Tulsa in 2009 and 2011 followed by a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in 2019

Dr. Sven Egenhoff is a recognized expert in shale sedimentology applied to understanding unconventional reservoir deposition and diagenesis. Sven has nineteen years of experience post-doctorate working worldwide on hydrocarbon-related problems, mostly onshore Sweden, Norway, continental US (Bakken and Woodford), and Bolivia, as well as offshore UK (Kimmeridge Clay) and is a top influencer on industry’s current thinking of shale plays. He is currently a professor at Colorado State University and has trained over 400 undergraduate and graduate students in oil-related sedimentology and well-logs and has consulted or held research contracts with Hess, Marathon, and Noble Energy, among others.

Dr. Prerna Singh is a Subject-matter expert in Unconventional Shale and Tight sand plays with deep understanding of key elements including organics, matrix, pore volume, fractures and stress states. She has a doctoral degree in geology focusing on facies and sequence stratigraphic studies of the Barnett Shale. She interconnects geology, rock physics and geophysical data, wherever available, to solve the subsurface puzzle and constructs a coherent picture of the critical components necessary for highest hydrocarbon recovery. Over the years she has worked with majors including Chevron, BP,
Schlumberger, in projects involving Business Development, Research, Exploration and Appraisal.
She is currently teaching Geology and Geomechanics of Unconventional plays to enable the usage of these subjects as tools for application in well execution decisions including selecting optimal well placement depth, perforation depth and stage spacing. In her course, she emphasizes clarity on fundamentals e.g. organic content, mineralogy and in situ stress state and provides deeper understanding of how these parameters control for example hydraulic fracture geometry and thus well performance.

Dr. Joshua Long is currently completing his doctorate degree in Coastal and Marine Systems Science (focus in marine geology) studying the Quaternary stratigraphy and sedimentology of the coastal plain and Atlantic continental shelf of the southeastern United States. Additional research includes the sedimentology and stratigraphy of late Cenozoic shelf margin contourite systems of the western Argentine Basin. He has 8 years of industry experience as an exploration, technology, and development geologist. Industry work focused on stratigraphic evaluations of conventional and unconventional reservoirs in the Permian, Powder River, DJ, Big Horn, San Juan, Newark, and North Slope basins of the US. Additionally, he has planned and co-led industry field courses in the western US.
His Master’s degree was acquired from Northern Arizona University where thesis research was focused on the stratigraphic architecture of fluvial and aeolian intervals on the Colorado Plateau. He completed his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Maryland, College Park where research was focused on the fluvial stratigraphy of the Newark Rift Basin system.

Josh will be leading field trips on modern clastic depositional environments in South Carolina and arid rift depositional systems in Death Valley.

Mr. Michael Angell obtained his MSc degree in Structural Geology and Rock Mechanics from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College. For his thesis under Mike Coward he conducted field mapping and description of the Northern Suture Zone in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.

Mr. Angell has over 25 years of experience applying structural geology to deterministic and probabilistic geohazard assessment for critical facilities in a wide range of tectonic environments worldwide, onshore and offshore. His area of expertise is detailed analysis of faulting and deformation mechanisms at scales from boreholes and outcrops to plate tectonics. His project experience includes fault rupture hazard studies in the Gulf of Mexico, South Caspian Sea, Uganda, West Nile Delta, Trinidad, Philippines, Mozambique, Pakistan, and the San Andreas fault system.

A key contribution to projects is Mr. Angell’s ability to develop viable and admissible process-based geologic models. These models provide a framework for the interpretation of the location of geohazard feature and the potential magnitude and timing of hazardous events. Illustrations and cartoons are also critical for communicating project activities and results to a wide range of audience, including non-technical decision-makers.

Randy Blood is a geologist and petrophysicist with 15 years of experience evaluating reservoir development in unconventional reservoirs, including organic-rich mudstone and tight sand. He specializes in using a holistic approach to incorporate litho- and sequence stratigraphy with organic and inorganic geochemistry data to better understand the accumulation and migration of hydrocarbons in the subsurface. He has worked on projects in the Appalachian Basin, onshore Alaska, Spain, and the northern UK. Randy has authored numerous journal articles, delivered over 50 talks at technical conferences and invited lectures, and has received a number of awards for his research. He holds a Master’s degree from the University at Buffalo (2006).

Randy will be leading field trips in the Appalachian Basin to the Ordovician Utica Shale in the Mohawk Valley, New York, the Middle Devonian Marcellus Shale of central New York, and the Upper Devonian black and grey shales exposed in western New York.

Dr. Karl Mueller is a professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder and has led field trips to extensional systems for the oil and gas industry for the past 30 years. He did his PhD on extensional fault systems in the Basin and Range, and worked on strike slip faults in Death Valley and Baja California. He also spent several years working in the petroleum industry in the Gulf of Mexico on extensional faults.

Karl will be leading field trips in extensional systems, salt tectonics and rift systems in Death Valley

Dr. Ali Jaffri is the CEO of Applied Stratigraphix LLC, has a doctorate in geology, and specializes in sequence stratigraphy. He has nineteen years of experience in sedimentology and stratigraphy related projects in the North Sea, Lower and Middle Indus Basins, Barents Sea, Offshore East and West Africa, Offshore Mid-Norway, Kohat-Potohar Basin and most US onshore basins.
His doctorate at Colorado State University focused on sequence stratigraphy of mixed carbonate-siliciclastic-evaporite systems. Masters Degree was acquired from Oklahoma State University and thesis focused on fractured carbonate reservoirs. Bachelors from the University of Colorado at Boulder involved fieldwork on fluvial stratigraphy.
Equally proficient in carbonates and clastics, he has trained over 500 oil and gas professionals from 34 companies in 10 different countries.

Angel Meso is an Electronic Engineer from Simon Bolivar University, Venezuela with 30 years of experience in wireline services. Angel has worked in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, USA (Houston), Malaysia, Vietnam and Myanmar
Graduated as Petrophysicist at Schlumberger Log Analysts Training school in Paris on 1991, Angel has evaluated more than 300 wells and dictated more than 100 courses on several different countries for customers like PDVSA, OXY, ENI, Repsol, Petrobras, YPF, and Chevron.

Abbas Jaffri has over 30 years of management experience and has arranged logistics for several geology-field trips for both siliciclastics and carbonates. He is in-charge of the field trips in northern Pakistan for fractured carbonate reservoirs and for tidal and deltaic systems field trips along the Colorado-Utah border in the U.S.

Laraib Shabbir is a graduate from Foundation University and has an experience of five years in the field of graphic designing. She has worked with multiple organizations on junior and senior posts and worked on various design software like Adob Photoshop, Illustrator, Adob XD, Figma. She is a freelancer and has worked on project logo design, website UI/UX design, mobile applications design, and catalogue design. Laraib is responsible for all graphic designing for Applied Stratigraphix including plotting of stratigraphic sections, geological cartoons, maps, cross-sections and figures for reports.

Contact us today to schedule a free, no obligation consultation session. We can do this by screen-sharing on skype or if you send us your data (screen shots of seismic, borehole image logs, core photos etc.)