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Dr Marianne Nuzzo

Senior Petroleum Geochemist and Basin Modeller

• Manages petroleum geochemistry projects
• Delivers specialist petroleum geochemistry training courses
• Highly experienced gas geochemist, with particular expertise in hydrocarbon seep geochemistry
• Experienced molecular and stable isotope petroleum geochemist, particularly in oil source characterisation and correlations

• Ph.D in Organic and Stable Isotope Geochemistry, University of Bristol (UK), 2007
• Ms.C in Hydrogeology Applied to Environmental 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).

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.