Highland Geology Limited | Highland Geology Limited
Consultant Highland Geology Limited finds and evaluates oil and gas prospects world-wide, with particular focus on North Sea, India and Australia basins
Highland Geology, Consultant Geology
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Highland Geology’s owner Dr John Nicholson has 41 years’ experience as a petroleum geologist, and since its inception in 1996 he has consulted for more than 30 organisations. He is a hands-on technical expert in prospect and discovery evaluation, very experienced in regional studies and recognising new plays, and in mapping licensed and open acreage.

His specialisms are introducing new ideas, recommending practical and innovative exploration and development policy, writing and presenting attractive farm-in and farm-out brochures, making licence applications and giving high-quality presentations at Board and regulatory authority level.
HGL runs Kingdom Suite licenses, and the in-house structure interpretation software Depthcon. In reviewing under-explored assets and offered blocks John can help to shape successful policy and suggest new initiatives.

UK onshore is a special and long-term interest, and we can advise on conventional and unconventional plays in all the onshore UK basins. We also specialise in India and Western Australia exploration potential.


John has lengthy experience as a petroleum geologist, some 30 years in consulting (Highland Geology Limited, Midland Valley Exploration Limited) and 11 years with BP and Britoil


Supply fresh perspective and ideas, in support of teams making asset acquisitions. Prepare applications for new licences, with representation in meetings. Mapping prospects and fields is our specialisation.


This course encourages geologists and geophysicists to make creative reviews of licence round acreage releases and farm-in opportunities, it aims to provide a quantum jump in capability and confidence to undertake such work.