Senior Petroleum Geochemist/Basin Modeller
Marianne received her diploma in Geology at the University of Toulouse (France) and her master’s degree in Hydrogeology Applied to Environmental Sciences at the University of Avignon (France). She worked as a hydrogeology consultant for environmental impact studies in several countries (French Guyana, Namibia, Cape Verde and Portugal) before resuming her post-graduate studies in the Methane Biogeochemistry Group of the University of Bristol (UK).
Following on from her PhD. research on the hydrocarbon geochemistry of cold seeps in the Gulf of Cadiz (NE Atlantic Ocean), she worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Helmholtz Institute for Marine Sciences-Geomar (Kiel, Germany) as the lead organic geochemist in the industry-funded West Nile Delta research project (RWE Dea - Geomar). She then worked for several years as a petroleum geochemist in the Marine Sciences Department of the Portuguese Geological Survey, with projects involving the investigation of petroleum seep geochemistry offshore Iberia (NE Atlantic Ocean) and Costa Rica (Pacific Ocean).
She joined IGI in January 2014, where she has been working essentially on oil and gas geochemistry consultancy projects. She has also become increasingly involved, through the years, in the management of petroleum geochemistry projects and in preparing and delivering advanced petroleum geochemistry courses.
In recent years, in recognition of the unique and essential contribution that petroleum geochemists can provide in assisting with the transition from fossil-fuel to carbon-emission free societies, Marianne is dedicating her efforts toward the implementation of cost-effective submarine methane emission monitoring methods to assist companies and governmental organisations in this complex and essential process.
In her spare time, Marianne practises yoga and still enjoys walks in beautiful Devon. She volunteers in a local sustainable development community project.