The Proof in the Puddingstone – Part One

The Proof in the Puddingstone – Part One

The Proof in the Puddingstone: messages from a warm planet Bryan Lovell*, sitting in a Hertfordshire copse, looks back on a life in sandstones and oil, and at the significance for Homo sapiens of events 55 million years ago. Geoscientist 18.5 May 2008 Part One – the Pudding This cautionary tale is, like all stories, […]

Puddingstone – second slice

Puddingstone – second slice

In the second of three instalments, Bryan Lovell* looks back over a life in sandstones and oil, ponders the significance for Homo sapiens of events that happened 55 million years ago… Geoscientist 18.7 July 2008 Part Two – Hot blobs rising We already knew from BP’s detailed study of the North Sea that the Forties […]

Puddingstone – final slice

Puddingstone – final slice

Part Three – Reservoirs to the rescue? In the last of three instalments, Bryan Lovell* looks back over a life in sandstones and oil, ponders the significance of events that happened 55 million years ago and reveals that the proof in the puddingstone – is of the heating. Geoscientist 18.8. August 2008 Half-a-century ago, those […]