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Dr Marianne Nuzzo

Senior Geochemist

• Biogeochemistry of hydrocarbon gases, with extensive expertise of greenhouse methane seepage
• Molecular and isotope geochemistry of petroleum for forensic and exploration/production geochemistry
• Leading the development of geochemical consultancy for Net-Zero energy activities in IGI
• Produces and delivers courses in petroleum geochemistry
• Ph.D. in Organic and Stable Isotope Geochemistry, University of Bristol (UK), 2007
• Ms. C in Hydrogeology and Environment Sciences, University of Avignon (France), 1998
• B. Sc. In Geology, University of Toulouse (France), 1994.

Selected publications:

Nuzzo, M., Cunha, T., Melnyck, D., Prigmore, J. and Arveschoug, N. C. 2019. Geochemical evidence for Jurassic-sourced petroleum in the Devil’s Hole Horst, UK Central North Sea. Oral Presentation, Prospex Fair, London, 1-20 December 2019.

Hensen, C., et al. and Nuzzo, M. 2019. Marine transform faults and fracture zones: a new perspective integrating seismicity, fluid flow and life. Frontiers in Earth Science, Review Article 438241,

Nuzzo, M., Tomonaga, Y., Schmidt, M., Valadares, V., Faber, E., Piñero, E., Reitz, A., Haeckel, M., Tyroller, L., Godinho, E., Kipfer, R., Terrinha, P. and Hensen, C., 2019. Formation and migration of hydrocarbons in deeply buried sediments of the Gulf of Cadiz convergent plate boundary – Insights from the hydrocarbon and helium isotope geochemistry of mud volcano fluids. Marine Geology 410, 56-69.

Nuzzo, M., McBride, R., Neale, L., Wingfield, A., Farrimond, P., Slightam, C. and Trice, R., 2018. Charging and connectivity of fractured basement reservoirs in the West of Shetland (North Atlantic, UK) – Insights from oil geochemistry studies. AAPG ICE Conference extended abstract, #51545 (2018).

Nuzzo, M., Elvert, M., Schmidt, M., Scholz, F., Reitz, A., Hinrichs, K.-U. and Hensen, C., 2012. Impact of hot fluid advection on hydrocarbon gas production and seepage in mud volcano sediments of thick Cenozoic deltas. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 341-344, 139-157.

Hensen, C., Scholz, F., Nuzzo, M., Valadares, V., Gràcia, E., Terrinha, P., Liebetrau, V., Kaul, N., Silva, S., Martínez-Loriente, S., Bartolome, R., Piñero, E., Magalhães, V.H., Schmidt, M., Weise, S.M., Cunha, M., Hilario, A., Perea, H., Rovelli, L., Lackschewitz, K., 2015. Strike-slip faults mediate the rise of crustal-derived fluids and mud volcanism in the deep sea. Geology 43, 339-342.