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Dr. Johan Le Goff

Post-Doc Researcher, Geosciences Department

Johan Le Goff received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in geology from Ecole Nationale Supérieure Environnement – Géosciences – Ingénierie – Dévelopment (ENSEGID) in Bordeaux (France) in 2010. His Ph.D. (2015) was carried out under a double-degree agreement between ENSEGID and    the KU Leuven (Belgium). He worked in 2016 as an invited researcher at the University of Bordeaux and since 2017 as a post-doctoral researcher at KFUPM-CPG, Saudi Arabia. His research interests include marine sedimentology and carbonate systems, with a special emphasis on carbonate-slope transfers of sediments.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D. in Carbonate Sedimentology, bi-diploma contract ENSEGID-Bordeaux INP & KU Leuven Universities, 2011-2015.
  • M.Sc. in Geo-resources & Environmental sciences ENSEGID Bordeaux INP, France (Sedimentology, Reservoir Geology), 2008-2010.
  • B.Sc. in Geo-engineering ENSEGID Bordeaux INP, France (Geology, Geomorphology, GIS), 2007-2008.

Research Interests

  • Sedimentology: Outcrop description, sedimentary logging; Facies & microfacies analysis; Geological mapping (field & GIS).
  • Stratigraphy: Sequence stratigraphy, definition of depositional sequences; Biostratigraphy (Late Cretaceous & Neogene); Chronostratigraphy (strontium isotopes).
  • Diagenesis & stable isotopes: Cement stratigraphy, definition of paragenetic sequences; Cathodoluminescence microscopy, epi-fluorescence microscopy; Analysis and interpretation of δ13C & δ18O signatures.
  • Structural geology and Petrophysics: Structural analysis of soft-sediment deformations; Mercury Injection Porosimetry; Permeability measurements.

Selected Publications

  • Randazzo, J. Le Goff, P. Di Stefano, J.J.G. Reijmer, S. Todaro, M. Cacciatore. Tectonically-controlled sedimentation on carbonate slopes (Western Sicily Cretaceous Escarpment, Italy). Accepted (Sedimentology).
  • De Graaf, C. W. Nooitgedacht, J. Le Goff, H.J.L. Van Der Lubbe, H.B. Vonhof, J.J.G. Reijmer (2019). Tectonically driven fluid flow in the Albanide fold-and-thrust belt: Water isotope evidence from fluid inclusions. In Press. AAPG Bulletin, DOI:10.1306/02151918034
  • Le Goff, J.J.G. Reijmer, A. Cerepi, R. Swennen, C. Loisy, T. Cavailhes, G. Heba, S. De Graaf (2019). The Dismantling of Apulia during the New insights on the regional dismantling of the Apulian carbonate platform during the Late Campanian – Early Maastrichtian in Albania. Cretaceous Research, 96: 83-106. DOI:org/10.1016/j.cretres.2018.11.013
  • Mulder, H. Gillet, V. Hanquiez, J.J.G. Reijmer, AW. Droxler, T. Cavailhes, K. Fauquembergue, A. Recouvreur, C. Seibert, S. Bashah, S. Bujan, DG. Blank, L. Guistrennec, N. Fabregas, E. Ducassou, M. Principaud, G. Conesa, J. Le Goff, J. Ragusa (2018). Into the deep: A coarse-grained carbonate turbidite talweg generated by gigantic submarine chutes. Marine Geology, 407: 316-333. DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2018.11.003
  • Mulder, H. Gillet, V. Hanquiez, E. Ducassou, M. Principaud, G. Conesa, J. Le Goff, J. Ragusa, S. Bashah, J.J.G. Reijmer, T. Cavailhes, A. Droxler, D. Blank, L. Guiastrennec, N. Fabregas, A. Recouvreur (2018). Carbonate slope morphology revealing a giant submarine canyon (Little Bahama Bank, Bahamas). Geology, 46(1) : 31-34. DOI: 10.1130/G39527.1
  • Le Goff, A. Cerepi, R. Swennen, C. Loisy, M. Caron, K. Muska, H. El Desouky (2015a) Contribution to the understanding of the Ionian Basin sedimentary evolution along the eastern edge of the Apulia during the Late Cretaceous in Albania. Sedimentary Geology 317: 87-101. DOI: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2014.09.003
  • Le Goff, A. Cerepi, G. Ghysels, R. Swennen, C. Loisy, G. Heba, H. El Desouky, K. Muska (2015b) Meter-scale cycles as a proxy for the evolution of the Apulian Carbonate Platform during the late Cretaceous (Llogara pass, Albania). Facies 61:1-26. DOI: 10.1007/s10347-015-0448-2

Awards & Honors

  • Ph.D.: highest honors and jury’s congratulations