Commercial stratigraphical work for clients is the main priority of TPG, but contributions to academic meetings and publications are done as topical conferences and publications come up and time permits


COLE, J.M. 1987. Some fresh/brackish water depositional environments in the South East Asian Tertiary with emphasis on coal bearing and lacustrine deposits and their source rock potential. Proc. Indonesian Petroleum Assoc. 16th Ann. Convention, 429-449

CRITTENDEN, S. COLE, J.M. & HARLOW, C.J. 1991. The Early to Middle Cretaceous lithostratigraphy of the Central North Sea (UK sector). Journal of Petroleum Geology, vol. 14, no. 4, 387-416.

COLE, J.M. 1992. Freshwater dinocysts and acritarchs from the Neogene and Oligocene of the South China Sea and adjacent areas. Americ. Assoc. Stratigraphic Palynologists Foundation, volume on Neogene and Quaternary dinoflagellate cysts and acritarchs. Head, M.J. & Wrenn, J.H. (eds.).

CRITTENDEN, S., COLE, J.M. & KIRK M. 1997. The distribution of Aptian sandstones in the Central and Northern North Sea (UK sectors): A lowstand system tract ‘play’. Journ. Petrol. Geology, vol. 20, no. 1, 3-25.

COLE, J.M. & CRITTENDEN, S. 1997. Early Tertiary basin formation and the development of lacustrine and quasi-lacustrine/marine source rocks on the Sunda Shelf of South East Asia. From: Fraser, A.J., Matthews, S.J. & Murphy, R.W (eds.), Petroleum Geology of southeast Asia Geol. Soc. Spec. Publ..No. 126, 147-183.

COLE, J.M. & COLES, G.P. 2005. Pre-Chalk Mesozoic lithostratigrahy of the Porcupine Basin, offshore Ireland. In prep.

COLE, J.M., WHITAKER, M.F., KIRK, M. & CRITTENDEN, S. 2005. A sequence-stratigraphical scheme for the Late Carboniferous, southern North Sea, Anglo-Dutch sector. Carboniferous hydrocarbon geology: the southern North Sea and surrounding onshore areas, edited by J.D. Collinson, D.J.Evans , D.W. Holliday, N.S Jones. Published as volume 7 in the Occasional Publicationss series of the Yorkshire Geological Society 2005: 75-104.

COLE, J.M. 2009. Book Review : Stratigraphy Terminology and Practice, French Committee of Stratigraphy, 2008, Editions TECHNIP. Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB) Newsletter, July 2009, p. 61


COLE, J.M. 1979. The palynofacies of the Early Cretaceous Weald Clay. BMS Meeting, University of Sheffield.

COLE, J.M. 1984. The palaeoenvironment of the Early Cretaceous Weald Clay. Poster demonstration at the VI International Palynology Conference, Calgary, Canada.

COLE, J.M. 1986. Palynofacies studies in petroleum geology. Part of a petroleum sedimentology course given for Indonesian Petroleum Geologists in Jakarta.

COLE, J.M. 1986. Palynofacies and its relation with geochemistry in petroleum geology. Course given for visiting Petronas geologists, Jakarta and Singapore.

COLE, J.M. 1989. Palynofacies studies of lacustrine source rocks, with examples from the Southeast Asian Tertiary and the Late Carboniferous Coal Measures. Invited lecture to the Sheffield University Geology Department MSc group.

COLE, J.M. 1990. Palynofacies analysis in the Late Carboniferous and its application in reservoir and source rock studies. Talk given at the International Symposium to celebrate 25 years of palynology in the North Sea Basin. Nottingham, BGS/CIMP "North Sea 90".

COLE, J.M. 1991. Micro-miscellanea from the Early Cretaceous Weald Clay, with emphasis on insect remains and their geological significance. Presentation to a meeting of the British Micropalaeontological Society, Cardiff University, May 1991.

COLE, J.M. 1991. Biostratigraphy, its integration with lithostratigraphy and wireline logs, and the development of facies models in hydrocarbon prospect evaluation. Invited lecture course of 8 talks with simultaneous translation given to the Petroleum Institute, Laboratorial Centre Scientific Research and Development (RIPED) and Research Institute of Dagang Oilfield; November/December 1991, Beijing and Dagang, Peoples Republic of China.

COLE, J.M. 1993. Palynofacies and sedimentological modelling of depositional environments in the Late Carboniferous of the southern North Sea. British Micropalaeontological Society, Spring Meeting, Biostratigraphy in Depositional Sequence Stratigraphy, Aberdeen.

COLE, J.M. & CRITTENDEN, S. 1994. Palynofacies, palaeoenvironments and sequence stratigraphy on the non-marine and marginal marine Tertiary of S.E. Asia. High resolution sequence stratigraphy: Innovations and Applications. University of Liverpool 28-30 March, 1994.

COLE, J.M., CRITTENDEN, S. & KIRK, M. 1995. Palynofacies and sedimentological modelling of depositional environments in developing sequence stratigraphical concepts in the Late Carboniferous of the southern North Sea. Stratigraphical advances in the offshore Devonian/Carboniferous rocks, UKCS and surrounding offshore areas. Petroleum Group of the Geological Society of London and the PESGB. Burlington House, 19 January 1995.

COLE, J.M. & CRITTENDEN, S. 1995. The reservoir potential and hydrocarbon prospectivity of the Early to ‘Middle’ Cretaceous of the southern North Sea. Petroleum Geology of the southern North Sea: Future potential Geological Society of London Petroleum Group Meeting, London, 25-26 April 1995.

COLE, J.M. & CRITTENDEN, S. 1995. Organic geochemistry and the development of Tertiary syn-rift lacustrine source rocks around the Sunda Shelf of South East Asia. Petroleum Geology of S.E. Asia Geological Society Petroleum Group, 26-27 September 1995.

COLE, J.M. & COLES, G.P 1999. Pre-Chalk Mesozoic lithostratigrahy of the Porcupine Basin, offshore Ireland. The Petroleum Exploration of Ireland’s Offshore Basins. Dublin 29th-30th April 1999.

COLE, J.M. 1999. The definition of flooding surfaces and sequences using cluster analysis of terrestrial sporomorph palynofacies in the non-marine Early Cretaceous (Wealden) of S.E. England. Lower Cretaceous of the Central North Sea: Regional setting and depositional architecture. University of Aberdeen, 18th-19th May 1999,.

COLE, J.M. 2007. Sequence stratigraphy and source rock prediction in the Late Carboniferous of the southern North Sea and other non-marine / quasi-marine settings. 2007 FORCE Workshop: The importance of stratigraphy in source rock prediction and hyrdrocarbon migration 4-5th December, NPD Stavanger, Norway.

COLE, J.M. 2008. Improved stratigraphical resolution and sequence analysis in the Cretaceous of Sudan. 2nd Petroleum Conference and Exhibition, Khartoum, 26th – 28th March 2008. Sudanese Association of Petroeum Geologists (SAPEG)

COLE, J.M. 2009. Parasequences, flooding surfaces and their attendant palynofacies in the Weald Clay, SE England. 28th International Symposium on the Cretaceous System, Plymouth University 6th – 12th September 2009.

COLE, J.M. & RAHIM, O. 2010. Early Cretaceous to Neogene palynofacies and attendant depositional trends, Canar, Haraz, Suttaib and Zabia area, Muglad Basin, Sudan 3rd Petroleum Conference and Exhibition, Khartoum, 3rd – 4th February 2010. Sudanese Association of Petroeum Geologists (SAPEG)