Jean-Luc Mari

A graduate of the Institut Physique du Globe Strasbourg and IFP School (Petroleum Geosciences, major in geophysics in 1978), Jean-Luc Mari was hired by IFP Energies nouvelles in 1979. He worked on several projects as a research engineer in the Geophysics Department.

In 1984, he was awarded a PhD in Astronomy and Celestial Mechanics by the Université Pierre et Marie Curie. In 1986, he was seconded to ELF Aquitaine where he worked on reservoir geophysics. He returned to IFP Energies nouvelles in 1987 in the Reservoir Department.

In 1994, he was appointed to IFP School as a professor and he defended a thesis at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in order to receive accreditation to supervise research on Earth Sciences.

Jean-Luc Mari is at present a geophysics professor at IFP School and an IFP Energies nouvelles expert. He supervises the specialization in Lithosphere, Basins, Petroleum part of the Master's program in Science and Technology (Paris 6).

He is associate professor at the école Nationale des Ingénieurs de Tunis and lecturer at Polytech Paris 6.

He is a member of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers. He is associate editor for Near Surface Geophysics. He is a member of the board of "AGAP Qualité". "AGAP Qualité"is an association delivering certification in Applied Geophysics.

He was the recipient of a French national educational service award "Palmes Académiques" in 2010.

Jean-Luc Mari is author and co-author of patents (in the field of acoustic well logging), numerous scientific articles and books on geophysical methods and signal processing.

He has been involved in the design and development of specific teaching aids:

His main fields of expertise are seismic acquisition, seismic processing and reservoir and civil engineering geophysics.

He has a keen interest in "Épinal" pictures.

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Ludovic Peignard

Ludovic Peignard began his career as an exploration geophysicist, involved in several Oil & Gas projects, covering various domains of geophysics, including Electromagnetics.

While getting experienced in Geophysics, feeling a lack of flexible software solution in the Oil & Gas Industry, Ludovic has developed EarthQuick, a software to act as a companion for Geoscientists. The solution evolved rapidly and let now geoscientists performed usual tasks which are part of their redundant duties, covering a wide range of facilities, from geosciences data loading and interpretation to volumes assessment, passing by mCSEM feasibility studies. From 2016, EarthQuick has also turned to Near Surface issues.

In 2013, Ludovic became geophysicist consultant and among other projects had the opportunity to work for shale gas purposes.

He is now associate professor at IFP School in geophysics and data management MSc programs, as well as geophysicist consultant and software provider.

Ludovic graduated M.Sc.'s from the EOST (France) in 2006 and from the IFP School in 2007, major Geophysics.


David Andreis

David Andréis hold a Master of Science with a major in Marine Engineering from the Ecole Centrale de Marseille (ECM) graduate school (France, 2001) and a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the French Petroleum Institute (IFP-School) post-graduate school (France, 2002).

Right after school, he started his 15 years of international hydrocarbon exploration industry experience with Offshore Hydrocarbon Mapping (OHM) then Rock Solid Images, first in the United Kingdom then in the USA. He focused into the development of surface to surface marine Controlled Source Electro-Magnetism (mCSEM) for the hydrocarbon exploration industry, from data acquisition and processing to data interpretation in a multi-physics integrated manner.

In 2012 he joined Schlumberger in Italy where he broadened his mCSEM skills with Cross-Well CSEM for reservoir monitoring (water, Simultaneous Water Alternating gas (SWAG) injection mapping for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)). On top of being responsible for Cross-well CSEM feasibility analysis, survey design, data processing and interpretation, he was also involved in some integrated production projects and surface to borehole research and development.

From 2016 he joined back RSI in Paris then Houston to be part of a multi-physics data interpretation research and development team, to help in the development of a software allowing integrated interpretation of mCSEM, Seismic and well-logs data.


Jean Francois Girard

Jean-François GIRARD is full professor at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg [Strasbourg Institute of Earth Physics, France] (UMR 7516 CNRS / University of Strasbourg) since September 2015. Formerly he worked as research engineer at BRGM the French geological survey in exploration geophysics applied to environmental issues, CO2 storage and geothermal energy exploration. He is a graduate of the engineering school EOST Ecole et Observatoire des Sciences de la Terre in Strasbourg. He obtained a Ph.D thesis in 2002, in Ground penetrating radar diffractions modeling.

He is currently teaching electromagnetic and potential methods at EOST engineering school and Licence.


Academic background

1998 – Engineer diplom in geophysics at EOST (School of Earth Sciences of Strasbourg)

2002 - PhD in Geophysics - Ground penetrating Radar at IPGS

2010 - Diploma of ”Habilitation à diriger les recherches (sciences de la terre)” (HDR) of the University Strasbourg, France (geophysics).

Career summary

2002 - 2015 – Engineer, research project leader at BRGM, French geological survey, Orleans.

2015 – present - full Professor at IPGS - Université de Strasbourg


Main area of activity: He worked as engineer and project leader at the French geological survey (BRGM) in exploration geophysics applied to environmental issues, CO2 storage and geothermal energy exploration. His main research interest is the use surface nuclear magnetic resonance (SNMR) and electromagnetic methods. He developed methods in the use of resistivity acquisition in the field from meters to pluri-kilometer scale. He developed resistivity imaging technics and applied them in many environments such as hard rock aquifer for water supply, brown field investigation to design remediation strategies, glacier monitoring for natural risk, deep reservoir monitoring for CO2 geological storage and geothermal exploration.

Administration: Currently involved in research projects on the development of geophysical methods for geothermal exploration (fp7 Image, Labex G-Eau-Thermie profonde) he participated as coordinator of the French side of the EUROGIA program with Norway and England, namely CO2FieldLab (2009-2013), dedicated to the geochemical and geophysical monitoring of a controlled release of CO2 in a shallow aquifer. He coordinated a French program on Protonic Magnetic Resonance imaging, namely ANR REMAPRO (2006-2009).

Participant of organization of regular workshops on MRS Associate editor of special issue on MRS, Geophysics, SEG, 2016.

Regular reviewer for scientific journals.

Technical knowledge: geophysics, electromagnetism, applied mathematics (data processing, computer modeling, data inversion).

Languages: English - fluent; French –mother language.

Publications: Research papers - 23; 2 chapter in books; many scientific communications and field reports.

His main fields of expertise are Electromagnetism, Surface Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Ground Penetrating Radar.