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.


Gregoriy Perov is a proven oil-finder, highly proficient in seismic data interpretation, prospect generation, and reservoir modelling. He has 10 years of industry experience mostly at Hess Corporation where he worked on exploration and development projects offshore Canada, Guyana, Brazil, Ireland, Mauritania, Senegal, Deep Water Gulf of Mexico, North Sea and onshore Russia, and Algeria. Grigoriy’s latest work offshore Guyana resulted in a play opening discovery and aided a significant follow-on discovery. He also taught 2 Play-Based Exploration courses at Hess attended by 30 professionals.
Grigoriy holds a Master’s Degree in Geology from the University of Houston where he studied to an equal degree both geology and geophysics. His thesis focused on seismic interpretation of shallow marine reservoirs and resulted in an AAPG publication.
Grigoriy has always had a special interest in teaching and coaching. Currently he is teaching a practical Seismic Interpretation course and is open for virtual coaching opportunities.

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. Ali Jaffri is the founder 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 31 companies in 8 different countries.

Major expertise:

  • Carbonate and Mixed Carbonate-Silicicastic-Evaporite Systems
  • Seismic Stratigraphy
  • Carbonate Petrology (microfacies)
  • Core description and Facies Analysis
  • Professional Geoscience Training

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.

Major expertise:

  • Petrophysics
  • Log Quality Control
  • VSP
  • Professional training in Petrophysics and Log Analysis

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.

You can know more about Abbas Jaffri at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaffriabbas

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.)