Research group

The Geo-Energy / Reservoir Geology and Basin Analysis Research Group at the moment consists of 8 PhD students and 4 Post Docs , 1 Lab. Manager/Technical Research Assistant and 10 MSc

The research programs carried out within the GE-RGBA group are mostly associated with PhD and Post Doc projects.

The PhD students in the GE-RGBA group are:

Nicolas Clerc: Tectonic evolution and structural style and of deep geothermal plays in the Greater Geneva Basin.

Elma Rusillon: Rock typing and reservoir charcaterisation of deep geothermal plays in the Greater Geneva Basin.

Gabriel Hunger: Unravelling tectonic and climate forcing in the accumulation of a thick foreland continental Miocene succession in Central Argentina.

Aymeric Le Cotonnec: reservoir architecture and reservoir modelling of coal-bearing flvio-deltaic deposits from the Carboniferous of Eastern Kentucky (USA)

Maud Brentini: regional geological information aimed at exploring geothermal reservoirs in the Geneva Basin: knowledge capture and organization.

Mahmoud Leila: onshore Nile Delta Messinian stratigraphy and sedimentary record and seismic signature

Francisco J. Bataller:  Ordovician Glacial paloegeography in the Murzuq Basin (Libya): Seismic spectral decomposition, chemostratigraphy and petrophysics.

Sam Carmalt: mineralogy, organic and inorganic geochemistry of Marcellus Shales, Pennsylvania 

4 Post Docs are part of the GE-RGBA group:

Dr. Luca Guglielmetti: geothermal energy, hydrogeology, geophysics and water geochemistry

Dr. Dario Ventra: clastic sedimentology, continental sequences

Dr. Silvia Omodeo Sale’: petroleum system modelling, stratigraphy, organic matter and geochemistry

Dr. Ovie Emmanuel Eruteya: seismic interpretation, fluid flow, petrophysics

The Lab. Manager / Technical Research Assistant is Dr. Antoine de Haller, who brings a large academic and industry experience in mineralogy and petrography. Antoine is responsible for optical microscopy and the QEMSCAN lab.

The MSc Students are:

Melanie Yanez Pena: Stratigraphy and Petrophysics of carbonate reservoir –  Lower Cretaceous Swiss Plateau / Geneva

Loïc Pierdona: Chemostratigraphic correlation and petrography of Tertiary Molasse in the Swiss foreland.

Guy Yannick Bissina: Provenance of clastic deposits across the 3 Ma lower Aptian unconformity –  Gabon

Emna Meftah: Seismic stratigraphy of the orogenic barrier between east and west Mediterranean during the  Messinian salinity crisis.

Goran Mijic: Unraveling the deep subsurface heterogeneity using gravimetric survey  data on 2 sites in the Geneva Basin, Switzerland

Karim Beguelin: Paleozoic stratigrapy and procvenance in NE Chad.

Rodolphe Lathion: Sedimentology and Architecture of the Carboniferous Grundy Formation, Breathitt Group, US.

Gustavo Oliveira: TBD

Hong Lo: TBD

Bruno Cavalcanti de Paula: TBD

Former member of the team:

Arnoud Slootman PhD: Sedimentary mechanisms and reservoir architecture of high-energy dominated calcarenites of Favignana, Sicily

Antonio Benvenuti PhD : Heterogeneity of glaciogenic deposits associae with tunnel valleys and their terminations (examples from the Pleistocene of North Sea and the Ordovician in Morocco).

Dr. Damien Do Couto: seismic interpretation, sedimentary basin analysis (now Metre de Conference at UPMC Sorbonne Universities, Paris)

Dr. Branimir Segvic: Clay mineralogist and QEMSCAN (now Assistant Professor at Department of Geosciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock)

Giovanni Zanoni: Reservoir characterization, geochemistry and clay mineralogy of the Dentale and Gamba reservoirs (Gabon). (now PhD student at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, US.

Lise Baulicault: Sedimentology and evolution of modern alluvial fan systems in the Valais, Switzerland. (now project manager gethermal energy, Swisstopo)

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