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 (PhD)

    Sandy Smith (PhD)

    Division Manager

    Client focused, operations & services manager with over 25 years technical and business experience in oil and gas.

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

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


  • Gerald Hemming

    Gerald Hemming

    Data Management Assistant

    Over 10 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 (BA)

    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 6 years of experience in data management within the petroleum industry.

    Metadata indexing, database applications, stock audits