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. Ali Jaffri is the founder of Applied Stratigraphix LLC, has a doctorate in geology, and specializes in sequence stratigraphy. Between consulting projects, full-time positions and internships he has worked on the Williston Basin, the North Sea, Norwegian Sea, Barents Sea, West Africa, Southern Indus Basin, the Pricaspian Basin of Kazakhstan and others.

His doctorate at Colorado State University focused on sequence stratigraphy of mixed carbonate-siliciclastic-evaporite systems of the Williston Basin in the U.S., and modern coastlines in the Persian Gulf. The doctoral work was supplemented with projects with ExxonMobil Research Labs, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Delta Petroleum, and Brigham Oil and Gas. Masters Degree was acquired from a well-known petroleum school in the U.S. (Oklahoma State University), and the thesis focused on mechanical stratigraphy of a fractured carbonate reservoir. Bachelors from the University of Colorado at Boulder involved detailed fieldwork on fluvial stratigraphy.

Major expertise:

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

Dr. Junaid Sadeque brings many years of working experience as a Clastic Stratigrapher. His doctorate at UT Dallas with Dr. Janok Bhattacharya focused on the rocks shallow marine of the Upper Cretaceous Wall Creek Member of the Frontier Formation, Powder River basin, Wyoming.
In his professional career in the Reservoir Characterization Unit of Chevron ETC, he has worked extensively in numerous domestic and international basins which include the West African shelf (Nigeria & Angola), Powder River, San Joaquin Valley, Viking Graben, and Surma in Bangladesh. Over the years he taught many classroom, lab and field courses for G & G professionals both locally and internationally. The Arkansas Field School for Shallow & Deepwater Stratigraphy, Classroom courses on Applied Stratigraphic Concepts and Fluvial & Shallow Marine Stratigraphy are some of some of his recently taught professional courses.

Major expertise:

  • Shoreface, fluvial, tidal and deltaic settings
  • Outcrop field analog studies (both shallow and deepwater settings)
  • Core description, Ichnology and facies analysis
  • Integrated reservoir architecture
  • Professional training in Hands-on-Core Description
  • Professional training in Sequence Stratigraphy (classrooms and field trips)

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.)