Monday, 19 March 2012

Bronze Sponsor Confirmed

Brilliantly, over the weekend, Petrostrat confirmed their pledge to come on board as a Bronze sponsor of the expedition. This takes me another step closer to the target amount required for the expedition to depart in May.

For those who don't know, PetroStrat Ltd. is a Biostratigraphic Consultancy that provides a full suite of specialist palaeontological services (micropalaeontology, nannopalaeontology and palynology) to the Oil & Gas industry. Based in Conwy, North Wales and an associate member of Geoscience Wales Ltd., they specialise in the provision of wellsite (real time) biostratigraphic services and high resolution, quantitative reservoir scale studies. Their stratigraphers have worked on several wells and shallow boreholes in both the UK and Irish Rockall areas.

So, now you know!

Thursday, 15 March 2012


I'm very please to announce that thanks to a referral from Panasonic I have had confirmed today that Telespazio / VEGA Space Ltd. have very kindly agreed to supply the expedition with a satellite phone and airtime, which means that the last of my major costs, except for the boat charter, is now covered.

The result is that the total amount I am now seeking has been dramatically reduced, and along with a couple of recent pledges of funding, means that my target has dropped from c.£20,000 to c.£15,000 in a couple of months.

The date has been set for the expedition, towards the end of May this year. However, I am still urgently seeking funding to pay for (mostly) the boat charter and ancillery kit and equipment.