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Marianne Nuzzo

Senior Petroleum Geochemist/Basin Modeller

Marianne received her diploma in Geology at the University of Toulouse, France. She joined the Methane Biogeochemistry Group at Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol (UK) as a PhD student studying the origin and transport of hydrocarbon gas in submarine mud volcanoes in the Gulf of Cadiz (NE-Atlantic Ocean). She then worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the industry-funded (RWE Dea, Hamburg) West-Nile Delta Project at Geomar-Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany. Her work aimed at understanding the hydrocarbon sources and seepage mechanisms through time for two large mud volcanoes, the project ultimately bearing on understanding their impact on slope stability and potential exploration infrastructures. Her contribution included hydrocarbon gas geochemistry and biomarker analyses in collaboration with the Organic Geochemistry Group at MARUM, University of Bremen, Germany.

Marianne then worked at the Marine Geology Department of the Portuguese Geological Survey where she developed her own projects in studying the origin and transport mechanisms of hydrocarbon gases in the distinct geological environments of the Costa Rica active erosive Pacific Ocean margin and the transpressive Iberia margin, to investigate the impact of structural/tectonic factors on gas geochemistry.

Marianne joined IGI in January 2014 as a petroleum and gas geochemist and basin modeller. She is spending much of her spare time exploring the Devon countryside with the family under all weathers...