Petroleum Geochemist & Basin Modeller
Frances graduated from the University of Southampton in July 2011 as a Master of Geology (MSci), joining IGI Ltd. in October of the same year. After initially joining in the role of Geoscience Support, Frances became a full-time Geochemist and Basin Modeller in January 2012.
Frances' final year Masters Project focussed on boron-isotope geochemistry, specifically the measurement of boron-isotopes in tourmaline grains from mineral deposits around the world using LA-MC-ICPMS (laser-ablation, multi-collector, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry). The findings of this research were presented at the 2011 Goldschmidt Conference, and are currently the world's largest study of boron-isotopes from tourmalines using the LA-MC-ICPMS technique. Other projects include a geological mapping project on Santorini (Greece), and an environmental project documenting radioactive contamination in the Esk estuary (UK) near the nuclear disposal site at Sellafield. As well as geochemistry, Frances also has a strong background in petroleum system analysis and is familiar with industry-standard software such as Genesis, Trinity, ODM and Kingdom.
When out of the office, Frances is a keen baker and has been known to dabble in musical theatre, both backstage and onstage. She is also a passionate reader, cross-stitch enthusiast and a keen hiker and looks forward to exploring the Devon countryside.